Amber Fouts is a Seattle-based freelance commercial and editorial photographer. Her work, featured in Food and Wine, Imbibe, The New York Times, Nylon, and The Wall Street Journal, has been described as spirited, narrative, and genuine. When she’s not chasing light, you can find her gardening or making a mean cocktail.

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Great Tacos and Mexican Restaurants

Maíz in Pike Place, Ballard's El Moose, Tacos Chukís—these restaurants bring the mole, fresh tortillas, and mezcal cocktails that love them.

06/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Bone Up on Seattle’s Best Barbecue

The best barbecue joints for brisket, ribs, and smoked meat sandwiches, from Lil Red Takeout and Catering in Columbia City to Bitterroot in Ballard.

06/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Italian Food in Seattle

From red sauce to ravioli, tasting menus to Tuscan cuisine, these are some of the best restaurants in Seattle for Italian food.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Review

When Tomo Broke the Internet

The new tasting menu restaurant from the former Canlis chef defies description and draws a crowd.

05/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

XLB Dining Guide

The Best Soup Dumplings in Seattle

Local Chinese food restaurants, from Din Tai Fung to Ping's Dumpling House, serve takeout xiao long bao, and even make frozen soup dumplings for the home.

04/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Detroit-Style Pizza Phenom Moto Plans a Second Location

The former Boat Street Cafe address in Belltown will now produce deep-dish pies as a spinoff of West Seattle's Moto Pizza.

04/19/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

One of the Town's Best Steak Houses Isn't a Steak House at All

The Ballard shop's weeknight wine bar is really a supreme beef-eating experience, which showcases cuts from Japanese Wagyu to a London broil.

04/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Ticket Alert

Brady Williams Announces a Tomo Dinner Series with His Chef Pals

The culinary event stars Brady Ishiwata Williams and collabs with his chef friends, including Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta's and Blanca.

04/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Greatest Steak Houses: A Primer

Where to find a great steak dinner (from Wagyu to sustainable local grass-fed beef) near you, perfect for a special occasion meal. Or any occasion at all.

04/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Biscuits in Seattle

These bakeries, from Morsel in the University District to Rachel's Bagels and Burritos in Ballard, focus on buttermilk biscuits and sandwiches thereof.

03/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Boba's Best

16 Seattle Boba Shops Worth a Sip

Boba, bubble tea, milk tea, call it what you want. This is a sampler of some of Seattle's finest boba spots, including the Moo Bar and Atulea.

03/16/2022 By Ann Karneus

Review

Maíz Brings Nixtamal Tortillas to Pike Place Market

The family behind Sazón is grinding our way toward better tortillas, spotlighting masa made from heirloom corn in their sopes, tamales, and tacos.

03/04/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best Pizza by Neighborhood

A neighborhood guide to the best thin crust, deep dish, and by the slice, from Delancey in Ballard to Bar del Corso in Beacon Hill.

02/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Chef's Day Off

Recipe: Brandon Pettit’s Vegetarian Noodle Bowl with Chili Crisp

The Delancey and Dino's chef likes to finish off the day with an easy home cooked meal that's full of vegetables and ready in 10 minutes.

02/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Profile

The Scientific Methods of J. Kenji López-Alt

In and out of his Seattle home kitchen, The Food Lab author interrogates the chemistry of smash burgers and probes the elements of wok cooking.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

Behold Seattle's James Beard Award Semifinalists for 2022

The local chefs and restaurants up for James Beard awards this year, with nominees including Rachel Yang of Joule, Kristi Brown of Communion, and Tomo.

02/23/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

SEATTLE DINING GUIDE

A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Show support for our city's talented Black chefs, from the Central District to West Seattle, with fried chicken, porchetta, ice cream, and pie.

02/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Manual of Chicago Style

The Best Deep-Dish Pizza in Town

Chicago style, Detroit style, even tributes to Sicily, Rome, and New Jersey. Available for delivery, on a patio, or even by the slice.

02/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Dinner IRL

Wanna Celebrate Valentine's Day on a Patio?

Want to celebrate February 14th on a heated and covered patio? At brunch? Here are some special menus from Eden Hill, Carrello, and more.

01/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff