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.

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

Popups

Tom Douglas Staffers Will Host Monthly Popup Dinners

Sample the culinary visions of everyone from executive chefs to ‘office geeks.’

12/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer Label Matters

White Horse Owner Joe Gilmartin’s Season of Beer Label Fame

Look for the Pike Place Market barkeep on the side of your Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale.

12/01/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food On TV

Nathan Myhrvold Will Be a Judge on Top Chef

The Modernist Cuisine creator will help send someone packing on January 4.

11/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Drinking Events

Rob Roy’s Alcohol-Fueled Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with 24 days of holiday drinks…and a little bit of fire.

11/30/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Libation Liberation

Repeal Day 2011: Where to Celebrate

Monday is all about pinstripes, punch bowls, and the end of Prohibition.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend Alert

What’s With All the Grandma Restaurants?

Some of our hippest new establishments are ancestrally named.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Food on TV

Gordon Ramsay Show MasterChef’s Seattle Casting Call

Amateur cooks, this one’s for you.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Watering Holes, Winter Beer, Hot Toddies, and More

Where you should be drinking this week.

11/29/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

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