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.

Central District Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) in the Central District

A variety that reflects the neighborhood’s history.

8:30am By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

ALL PLAY

Seattle’s Best Toy Shops for Kids and Adults Alike

Bored in the house? Look no further.

12/01/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

There in a Jif

Musang Is Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year

Melissa Miranda’s stunning Filipino food is only part of the equation.

11/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Opening Dispatch

Communion to Open in the Central District

Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar bring meaningful cocktails and cuisine to the Liberty Bank Building.

11/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

In Your Feed

Seattle Restaurant Support Reminds Us, Facebook Has an Upside

How founder Jill Gallagher built Seattle's real talk resource for pandemic dining.

11/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

SEATTLE STYLE

20 Essential Seattle Shops

From mid-century furniture to made-in-the-rain-coats, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

11/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Field Notes

Under the Influence of Milk Drunk's Fried Chicken Sandwich

The sandwich intended as a footnote now rules the sidewalk on Beacon Avenue.

11/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Best Pizza: From Thin Crust to Deep-Dish

Plus plenty in between.

11/04/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Field Notes

Phnom Penh Noodle House Makes a Graceful Return

Even in sleek new quarters, the 30-year institution in Chinatown–International District feels familiar in all the right ways.

10/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Department of Silver Linings

3 Can't-Miss Menus That Wouldn't Exist without the Pandemic

A cocktail destination redefines itself, spectacular chicken wings land in a legendary address, and a legit butter burger gets even better.

10/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

BYO Blanket

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to our alfresco fall and winter, from Ballard to Bellevue.

10/27/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Off Alley in Columbia City Is Gutsy in Every Way

A popular popup is now a wee restaurant in Columbia City; and it's about way more than offal.

10/15/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Comfort Food, Ahoy

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants, Unreal Pandemic Edition

Hand-cut udon, crab rolls, scratch mozzarella sticks: At least these past six months came with some stellar food.

10/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Withstand and Deliver

How Three Seattle Restaurants Reinvented Delivery

Their survival—and our dining future—just might hinge on bringing dinner to your door. Here’s how three local spots are making that work.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Field Notes

Westward's Waterfront Patio Arrived Just When We Needed It

The Adirondack chairs are gone, at least for now, but Renee Erickson makes one of the city’s great waterfront hangouts feel new again.

09/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

'Cue Answered

Boy, Does Seattle Need Barbecue Right Now

The city’s best spots for low and slow smoked comfort.

09/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Hopped Up

These Great Seattle Breweries Remain Open—and Worth a Try

Whether brewers turn to canning or, in one case, ale in a box, local beer abides.

08/20/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Market Forces

There's Never Been a Better Time for Locals to Support Pike Place

The demolished tourism industry means a quieter-than-average summer for this local landmark.

07/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from chocolate to chocolate fudge…to Mexican chocolate, to dairy-free chocolate date.

07/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion