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.

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Eight Row Will Close in June

Chef David Nichols says his orchard-driven Greenlake restaurant will return. It's just not clear when.

05/13/2024 By Allecia Vermillion


Oh, Hello—University Village Is Getting a Bagel Shop

And not just any bagel shop. Popular popup Hey Bagel will land in the current Brandy Melville space.

04/29/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Renee Erickson's Restaurant Group Plans a Beer Hall and Pizza Bar in Pioneer Square

The former FX McRory's will make way for Lowlander Brewery, Un Po Tipsy Pizzeria, and a full-service restaurant that's more classic Erickson.

04/24/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

A Big Move for One of Seattle's Most Compelling Restaurants

Paju's new South Lake Union location could bring new prominence to a restaurant that's long deserved it.

04/24/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Pours & Pulls

The Handy Guide to Seattle Coffee Shops

Where to explore some of the traditions that built this coffee town.

04/22/2024 By Allecia Vermillion and Darren Davis

Reopening Dispatch

Bellevue's New Din Tai Fung Is Twice as Big as the Original

Xiao long bao for with art installations and washi paper chandeliers.

04/16/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

The Magic of Taurus Ox’s Lao Burger, Now Available in Pizza

The owners’ divey new spot, Ananas Pizzeria, also makes a case for pineapple.

04/10/2024 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field Notes

At Kilig, Melissa Miranda Mixes Comfort with Creativity

When Musang closed, Melissa Miranda’s casual new soup spot got a new set of responsibilities.

04/05/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

And Seattle's James Beard Award Finalists for 2024 Are...

Damn, Washington restaurants and chefs had a good day. Six local names moved forward.

04/03/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Pre-Game Guide

Best Restaurants and Bars Near Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park

Where to eat if you’re headed to the stadiums.

03/28/2024 By Allecia Vermillion


Yes, You Can Bring Your Own Food to a Mariners Game

Save some money. Eat Salumi. Here are some nearby options for BYO ballpark food.

03/25/2024 By Allecia Vermillion


The Best Restaurants in Washington State

Our food and travel editors compiled the very top meals outside Seattle, from far-off islands to creative cuisine in cities east of the mountains.

03/20/2024 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Seafood in Seattle

Where to find the oysters, the crab rolls, and the sustainably sourced delicacies that define our waterbound town.

03/13/2024 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Long Shots? Hardly.

The Sports Bra and Rough and Tumble Are Just the Beginning

The Northwest proved women’s sports bars matter. Now the idea is going national.

03/11/2024 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Brooke Fitts

PNW Pantry

Sparkling Wine with a Washington Wild Side

Gorgiste, a new label from a familiar winemaker, is all about the Columbia Gorge.

03/08/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

In Memoriam

Remembering Full Tilt Ice Cream Owner Justin Cline

His impact goes way beyond ice cream.

03/04/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Burger Sleuthing

Was This Olympia Restaurant the Inspiration for In-N-Out Burger?

It turns out California's famed burger chain has some Washington in its secret sauce.

02/29/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Mike Easton Plans a Pizzeria in Walla Walla

The chef behind Bar Bacetto in Waitsburg—not to mention Il Corvo and Il Nido in Seattle—will make Detroit-style pies.

02/27/2024 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Atoma Makes Fine Dining So Much Fun

A Canlis alum fills a storied restaurant space with stunning food, tiny cocktails, and housemade Cheez-Its.

02/27/2024 By Allecia Vermillion