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.

Day Drinking

Vito’s Revives the Two-Martini Lunch

Lunch is served on first fridays only…ideally with a drink in hand.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Restaurant News

BuiltBurger is Closing

This week is your last chance to enjoy the Pioneer Square shop’s distinctive patties.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

U:Don Bringing Fast Casual Noodles to the U District

Noodles are healthy, cheap, and made in-house.

11/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Matters of State

Released Today: A Washington Wine Being Poured in the White House

Get your hands on Treveri Cellars Syrah Brut and drink like a dignitary.

11/22/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

More Details on Bitterroot BBQ, Opening in Early December

Barbecue, bourbon, and beer coming to Ballard…and will be available until the wee hours.

11/21/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze News

Whiskey Whereabouts, a Rocking New Bar, and More

Bringing you up to speed on beer, wine, and spirit matters.

11/21/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

A New Chef at Bako

Broadway newcomer now has Monsoon East and Ba Bar vet Chris Michel in the kitchen.

11/18/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Check, Please! Cometh: Seattle Gets Its Own Restaurant Review Show

The popular PBS show will debut on KCTS March 8.

11/18/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seasonal Booze

Vito’s Resurrects the Tom and Jerry

Sample this hot drink of decades past between Thanksgiving and the new year.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Revel Introduces Wintertime Hot Pot

Warm weather grilled meats make way for hot, spicy broth.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Bluebird’s Fremont Ice Cream Shop Opens Friday

Local microcreamery rolls out a third location for its sweet wares.

11/16/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

Lebanese Restaurant Cafe Munir Coming to Ballard

Szmania’s and Serafina vet focuses on his native cuisine.

11/16/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

DIY Spirits, Spring Hill’s Updated Happy Hour, and Beaujolais

Here’s where you should be drinking (and learning about drinking) in and around Seattle.

11/15/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Revamps

South Lake Union McCormick and Schmick’s Reopening as Harborside

Ray’s Boathouse chef Peter Birk is in the kitchen.

11/15/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Popular Popup Little Uncle Finds a Permanent Home

The Enterprise Formerly Known as Shophouse planning takeout window at former Baguette address.

11/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Monday Night Fried Chicken Returns to Spring Hill

Let the gluttony resume December 5.

11/14/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Hitchcock Opens a Sibling Deli and Charcuterie

On November 18, Bainbridgers get a new place for local lunch, retail, and cured meat.

11/11/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Distillery Watch

Woodinville Whiskey Co. Releases Its First Aged Spirits

Set your alarm on November 19 if you want a bottle (or two).

11/11/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Matters

Brave Horse Tavern Launches Beer Club

Two-dollar beers and events aplenty: all yours for a mere $10.

11/10/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Via Tribunali’s Long-Awaited Portland Outpost Opens Next Week

A Seattle standard heads south.

11/09/2011 By Allecia Vermillion