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.

On the Menu

King Cake at Where Ya At Matt

This cinnamon-laced treat means carnival season has arrived.

01/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food TV

Andrew Zimmern’s Seattle Episode Airs February 6

See which area food destinations get air time.

01/18/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: The Upstairs in Belltown

It’s like hanging out at your friend’s apartment. If that friend charged you for drinks.

01/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

First Look: Bitterroot BBQ

It must be said: Ballard’s newest spot puts the "bar" in "barbecue."

01/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

First Look: Urban Family Public House

A most comfortable Ballard beer bar with a serious list of Belgians and no attitude.

01/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Flying Squirrel’s New Meatball Pizza

At last, a pizza worthy of occupying the no. 7 spot absent from the menu for three years.

01/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Dinner Delivered

The Lucky Diner Now Delivering to Belltown

Take heed, homebodies: This neighborhood spot will send a ridiculous variety of foods straight to your door.

01/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Freebies

Tavolàta Dispenses Free Rigatoni January 22

Ethan Stowell’s longest-standing restaurant is turning five. He’s celebrating by giving you pasta with sausage.

01/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Relocations

Hunger Moving Into Former Dad Watson’s Space in Fremont

The neighborhood spot is going big. Three times as big.

01/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Pairings

Duly Noted: Bambino’s Pizzeria Has a Killer Beer List

Use National Pizza Week as an excuse to investigate some pizza and beer pairings.

01/11/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

Slideshow: Ba Bar Pastry Chef Karen Krol Makes Pate Chaud

The restaurant has a new(ish) pastry chef, and she wraps meat in delicate pastry.

01/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Tini Bigs Turns 15

Celebrate by drinking your way through the years with a bunch of the bar’s alums.

01/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Re-Openings

Poco Wine Room’s Spirited Reopen

It’s still a wine bar…but now with beer and cocktails.

01/09/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Popups

Little Water Cantina Hosts Top Chef Alum For Popup Dinner

Owner Shannon Wilkinson and season one contestant Lee Anne Wong bring you China Latina.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Five Fish Bistro Opens Softly on January 11

Capitol Hill has another location for its fish-and-chip fix.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Restaurant Marché Delays Open

Greg Atkinson’s Bainbridge "cuisine du Marche" will also be the cuisine of March.

01/06/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Serafina’s Longtime Chef Now at Bin on the Lake

Dylan Giordan is reimagining the menu at the upscale Kirkland favorite.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Just Sayin'

Rumored: The Former Lombardi’s (and Five Corner Market Bar and Kitchen) May Become a Starbucks

Will the prominent Ballard corner become Mermaid territory?

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

Bastille Joins the $1 Oyster Crew

Hama Hamas and oyster-friendly beer and wine: Yours for a pittance Monday through Wednesday.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Restaurant Openings

First Look: Capitol Hill’s Manhattan Drugs

This steak and cocktail destination opens for dinner tonight.

01/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion