Deputy Editor

Allecia Vermillion oversees all things food and drink at Seattle Met, from cover packages to restaurant reviews, and narrative long-form features to breaking blog news. In Seattle, this can mean anything from imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

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.

(West) Seattle Beer News

Another West Seattle–Only Beer Launches Tomorrow

Big Al brews up a Belgian-style brown ale that you won’t find in Ballard or Capitol Hill.

11/08/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Popups

Trophy Cupcakes Setting Up (Temporary) Shop in Pacific Place

Get your cupcake fix downtown through the end of the year.

11/08/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

First Look: A la Mode Pies Opens Thursday

Online pie delivery service gets a permanent home on Phinney. Take a look inside before the doors open.

11/07/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer News

Nanobrewery NW Peaks Pouring In Area Bars

It’s getting (somewhat) easier to sample this brewery sans growler.

11/07/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food And Drink Events

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

Beer and chocolate, beer in general, a cavalcade of oysters, and heralding our local distillers.

11/07/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

Full Tilt’s Ballard Location Opens Today

Prepare to revel in beer floats and pinball.

11/04/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Cocktail Week

Musings on Our Very First Seattle Cocktail Week

Next year the event will return bigger, better, and more organized.

11/04/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

First Look: Blind Pig Bistro

Charles Walpole transforms a storied restaurant address.

11/03/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Re-Openings

Cafe de Lion Opens Its Doors Once Again

The Queen Anne pastry boutique returns November 11.

11/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Bar News Roundup

Two Newly Announced Bar Projects (Including a Brouwer’s Sibling)

Twilight Exit, Brouwer’s Cafe owners plotting new drinking establishments.

11/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Healthy Drinking

On Tap at Oddfellows: Kombucha

Farmers market favorite CommuniTea is available indoors.

11/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food On TV

Top Chef is Back Tonight with Four Local Contenders

But how many will go on to compete this season?

11/02/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs Behind Bars

Maria Hines Will Bartend at Golden Beetle on Tuesdays

The James Beard-winning chef makes her debut tonight.

11/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hours

Behold, Momiji’s New Seven-Day Happy Hour

Specially priced sushi, sake and beer in a serene setting.

11/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Street Eatin'

Skillet Street Food Adds Second Truck, Ponders Second Restaurant

Josh Henderson takes on winter with seven days of Skillet.

10/31/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

An Opening Date for Charles Walpole’s Blind Pig Bistro

The former Anchovies and Olives chef launches his own kitchen November 3.

10/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

Dulces Bistro and Wine Opens Downtown

The familiar menu, now with a (slightly) new name.

10/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Seattle Cocktail Week: The Full List of Passport Participants

Nearly 70 bars and restaurants are in the mix.

10/27/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

Revamped Highliner Pub & Grill Opens in Fishermen’s Terminal

Think high-quality seafood and plenty of beers on tap.

10/27/2011 By Allecia Vermillion