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 Best New Restaurants, Continued Surreality Edition

Great meals forged in chaos, from finessed fine dining to a double dose of bagels.

04/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Up With Pizza

Inside Moto’s Enchanted Cottage of Detroit-Style Pizza

At this West Seattle newcomer, the setting is unlikely, but the pizza is unreal.

04/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

WEED RECOMMEND

Seattle’s Best Cannabis Shops and Dispensaries

Plus some favorites outside the city, from Tacoma to Bellevue.

03/23/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd Photography by Lou Daprile

THE CARBS ISSUE

Carbs: You Know You Want Them

A big guide to Seattle's carbiest comfort food.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

Seattle's 15 Essential Carb Experiences

Buns or Butter: Seattle's greatest achievements in comfort food include destination dumplings, superlative fries, and hyperdelicate pasta.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Ode to a Scallion Pancake

Go ahead, compare it to heavyweights like pizza and pastries. This comfort superfood holds its own.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Wallingford's Secret Congee Gives Comfort Food a Clandestine New Look

Hold the chili crisp—this takeout operation treats rice porridge as a canvas for invention.

03/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CARBS ISSUE

Umami Kushi's Okazu Pan Rises in Rainier Beach

Harold Fields's savory buns didn’t happen overnight.

03/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

7 Seattle Noodle Dishes for a Blessedly Carb-Filled Week

Sunday scaries. Weeknight takeout. Seattle’s got a bowl for every mood.

03/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

THE CARBS ISSUE

Take Comfort in Seattle's Upstart Pizza Scene

A vanguard of chefs—from Moon Pizza to Blotto to Dantini and far beyond—have transformed pizza from fallback dinner to prized pursuit.

03/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

The Carbs Issue

The Just-Spicy-Enough Origin Story of Beecher's Mac and Cheese

The Pike Place Market icon built its brand on a dash of spice and a smidgen of schtick.

03/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

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

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

03/05/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Foam Party

Robust Developments in Seattle's Vietnamese Coffee Scene

A new spate of cafes—Hello Em, Phin, Coffeeholic House—offers Seattle more than caffeine (but also lots of caffeine).

03/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

WALLINGFORD NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Where to Eat in Wallingford

This part of town doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all its great food.

02/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

SEATTLE DINING GUIDE

A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Act with your dollars (and fight despair with fried chicken, French bistro fare, or housemade ice cream).

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Hole Foods

Behold, the Best Doughnuts in Seattle

Sprinkled, glazed, and occasionally topped with bacon: These are the city’s most impressive practitioners of fried dough.

12/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

YEAR IN REVIEW

Our 10 Most-Read Seattle Stories of the Year

Here are the articles (and takeout lists) that captured the city's attention in 2020.

12/31/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Field Notes

The Glory, and the Cronuts, of Temple Pastries

Some truly impressive, very buttery things are happening inside this new Central District bakeshop.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

WHAT A YEAR

Hail, Brave New Seattle Restaurants of 2020

These restaurants met the moment with trippy bar breakfasts, socially distanced fine dining, and a limited-edition crab roll.

12/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts