Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

Eras

Maria Hines Will Close Tilth This Month

The term "pioneering" gets overused. But never when talking about Maria Hines's organic restaurant.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

All of the Fancy Toast

Bastille's Permanent Closure Makes Way for Counter-Service Sabine

Los Angeles hotspots like Sqirl and Gjusta inspire the bistro's next chapter.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from a Pizza Club to Secret Congee

Plus, a ramen popup and Boat Street's farewell.

10/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Witch Energy

Juicebox's Successor, Glinda Wine Shop, Alights on 12th Ave

Next year, hopefully, Glinda will also become a wine bar.

10/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Off Alley in Columbia City Is Gutsy in Every Way

A popular popup is now a wee restaurant in Columbia City; and it's about way more than offal.

10/15/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Tom Douglas's West Wing Menu to a Chengdu Sensation

Plus, doughnuts, beer, and wings (though sadly not in the same place).

10/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Azuki, a House of Handmade Udon, Hides in Madison Valley

This newcomer noodle shop deserves your attention.

10/01/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Higher Education

Canlis's Next Identity: Unconventional Community College

Sometimes restaurant survival plans involve leg warmers, boxed wine, Space Needle field trips, and a weekly Canlis Kids Animal Adventure show.

09/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Dancing Noodles to Smash Burgers

Plus, fancy rooftop patio dinners and secret Filipino menus.

09/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

No Chill

Musang Debuts a Cold-Weather Patio Plan

Pile on the blankets—and maybe take one home.

09/23/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Taking the Heat

Seattle's Masked Cooks: We Thank You

Something to consider next time you grab takeout.

09/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from a New Hello Robin to a Dick's Takeover

Plus, a new identity for Ethan Stowell's Staple and Fancy.

09/21/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Yessssss

Shake Shack Is Now Open at University Village

Finally, some good news. Shake Shack's third Seattle-area location is now open for burger business.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Withstand and Deliver

How Three Seattle Restaurants Reinvented Delivery

Their survival—and our dining future—just might hinge on bringing dinner to your door. Here’s how three local spots are making that work.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Burrito Woes to a Barbecue–Fried Chicken Collab

Oh, and call first before you go anywhere to get food. These are crazy, smoky times.

09/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Swerves

The New Il Nido Opens for Reservations

Mike Easton made his name on casual pasta lunches. Now, he's writing a blueprint for how fine dining might work in the colder era of Covid.

09/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Westward's Waterfront Patio Arrived Just When We Needed It

The Adirondack chairs are gone, at least for now, but Renee Erickson makes one of the city’s great waterfront hangouts feel new again.

09/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Spicy Noodles to a Breakfast Popup

Also: Get thee to Tukwila, stat.

09/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion