Editor in Chief

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.

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

Carnivorous Celebrations

Skillet’s Latest Farmstead Meatsmith Event Is Happening at Hilliard’s

Learn ‘the anatomy of thrift’ with a butchering demo and a tasty pig-centric meal.

11/08/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

(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