Editor in Chief

Allecia Vermillion is only the third editor in chief in Seattle Met’s history. She previously spent eight years overseeing all things food and drink for the magazine, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. These days, Allecia continues to write restaurant reviews alongside her EIC duties.
 
In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef (“The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford”).
 
Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. 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 young kids.

Openings, Closings, Re-Openings

The Weekend in Beer Bar News

The Publican’s opening is semi-imminent, Uber Tavern will close..temporarily.

12/27/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Alcohol-Fueled Productivity

The Best Bars For Getting Work Done

Eight spots where both drinks and wifi flow freely.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

A New Artisan Coffee for Canlis

Canlis swaps Starbucks’ Casi Cielo roast for Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Eat This Now: Olympia Oysters

Olympia oysters, the only variety indigenous to the West Coast, are at their best in the winter months.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Noodle Shop U:Don Opens in the University District

Cheap, filling udon bowls debut on The Ave.

12/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Still Life

Released: Oola’s Hot Pepper Vodka

An early cold snap means an extra-limited supply.

12/15/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Anniversaries

Revel Turns One, Celebrates With Competitive Eating

It’s surprisingly tough to avoid inadvertent puns when talking about revelry at Revel.

12/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Belgianfest Tickets, Amaro, and Holiday Cocktail Tutelage

Mark your calendar and prepare to meet your maker.

12/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Closings

Ballard’s Fu Kun Wu and Thaiku Will Close December 23

Farewell to the offbeat cocktail bar beloved by Esquire magazine.

12/13/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Canlis Celebrates 61st Birthday with Another Hidden Menu

A one-day version of last year’s epic quest could become a birthday tradition.

12/12/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Terra Plata Begins Brunch Service

Tamara Murphy’s Melrose Market restaurant breaks out the biscuits, gravy, and Bloody Marys this weekend.

12/07/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

The Sexton Opens in Ballard Next Week

What to expect: Southern hospitality and a cocktail program by Marley Tomic-Beard.

12/07/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Closings

Columbia City’s Chelsea Deli Is Closing

Tomorrow’s your last day for amazing sandwiches.

12/06/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Breaking Restaurant News

Neil Robertson Will Open Crumble and Flake on Olive Way

One of Seattle’s favorite pastry chefs will set up shop this spring.

12/06/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Chino’s Cocktail Menu Gives Tiki a Permanent Home

Veronika Groth serves up mai tais alongside Mexican-Taiwanese fare. And it all makes perfect sense.

12/06/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Maria Hines’s Golden Beetle Debuts Family Style Dinners

These new shareable multi-course meals run $29 a person.

12/06/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Rachel Marshall and Kate Opatz’s Montana Opens December 11

A come-as-you-are bar from two industry vets offers carbonated cocktails on draft.

12/05/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Happy Hour in Seattle: Oyster Edition

It’s oyster season. Here’s where to get them on the (somewhat) cheap.

12/05/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Outings

Tickets on Sale for This Season’s Walrus and Carpenter Oyster Picnics

The oyster eating, wine swilling tradition returns December 21.

12/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

The Former Bill the Butcher Sets Up Shop in Pike Place Market

Full service butchery BB Ranch now open.

12/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion