Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. 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 children.

Oeno Files

March Is Washington Wine Month: Please Drink Accordingly

Brace your liver for 31 days of continuing wine education.

02/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Liquor Laws

The First 1183 Milestone Happens Thursday

March 1 brings big changes, but it’s too soon to say what this means for your bar tab.

02/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change(s)

Evan Martin No Longer at Ba Bar

Hanna Raskin chronicles another round of drama at the Vietnamese restaurant’s beautiful back bar.

02/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

The MacGregor from Honest Biscuits

Waiting for you at the West Seattle Farmers Market: one giant biscuit, filled with bacon, cheese, and caramelized onions.

02/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Ethan Stowell Shares Details on Forthcoming Pizzeria, Roman-Style Trattoria

Well, technically he shares them with a newspaper in Montreal. But details, nonetheless.

02/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cocktail Cartography

Philip Trickey’s Signature Drink: The Midnight Water

A shot of Fernet evolves into one of the finest brown, bitter, and stirred cocktails in Seattle.

02/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: 1022 South in Tacoma

The alchemical cocktail bar that’s no longer under the radar offers four destination-worthy hours of happiness each day.

02/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards and Accolades

Seattle’s James Beard Award Semifinalists

The long list is in for America’s top culinary honor. How did our region fare?

02/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


First Look: Skelly and the Bean

Tour Zephyr Paquette’s new farm-fancy eatery before it opens Thursday.

02/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Fermented Fun

Chart Your Course for Saturday’s Washington Beer Open House

The state’s breweries open their doors this weekend in a most hospitable fashion.

02/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Booze News

Tini Bigs Juices Up Its Cocktails

The watering hole known for unapologetically oversized martinis takes juice-based drinks in an un-citrusy new direction.

02/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Starbucks 31-Ounce Trenta Size Arrives in Seattle March 6

Move over, venti. There’s a new comically enormous beverage in town.

02/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


The Former Rosebud Is Now St. John’s

A new chapter for a notable Capitol Hill address.

02/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Supper Club

Sunday Snouts and Stouts at Little Water Cantina

Local beer + roast pig = one hell of a monthly meal.

02/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Gregg Holcomb of Knee High Stocking Co.

Silence your phone and let this man make you a drink.

02/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cupcake-Based Romantic Overtures

Trophy’s Pacific Place Popup Is Back

Avoid the Valentine’s Day doghouse with a last-minute cupcake run.

02/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

New Chef at Library Bistro and Bookstore Bar

Seattle native David Hatfield previously ran his own restaurant in Central Oregon.

02/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Radio

Skillet’s Joshua Henderson Talks Restaurants on New Radio Show

The street food maestro and food reporter Julien Perry take to the airwaves soon.

02/13/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Roster Changes at Rob Roy

Andrew Bohrer’s day job means Philip Trickey is back behind the stick.

02/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Seis Kamimura Is the New Chef at Michael Mina’s RN74

Expect some "bold interpretation" of France’s classics.

02/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion