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

11 Shops for Sandwich Greatness: From Pastrami to Po' Boys

11 destination sandwich shops. Warning: This list includes excessive amounts of meat.

05/30/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six Pack of: Family-Friendly Taprooms

Play areas, great snacks, fun games—oh, and lots of beer.

05/26/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Eric Nusbaum

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Taprooms with Great Food

From popups to drinking snacks to a literal in-house food truck.

05/25/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Lagers

IPAs are great, but we're entering pilsner season.

05/24/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great New Breweries

Newcomers specialize in lower-alcohol beer, have a Sammich food truck onsite, and serve neighbors from Magnolia to West Seattle.

05/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Beer to Grab at the Store

Stymied in the beer aisle? Consider these local brews your go-tos.

05/22/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Sobering News

Fremont Brewing Releases Seattle's First Craft Nonalcoholic Beer

The brewery undertook major R&D to prove that nonalcoholic beer can be locally made and delicious.

05/18/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

05/16/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Field Notes

A Smash Burger That Hits

It’s the burger that beer and coffee built.

05/02/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination Guide

Whidbey Island: Where to Eat, What to Do, and Where to Stay

A charmingly rural escape sits tantalizingly close to Seattle.

04/28/2023 By Allison Williams Photography by Amber Fouts

Chef's Day Off

Recipe: A Grilled Steak Salad from Lark Chef John Sundstrom

Not to mention some decadent grilled garlic bread soaked in butter.

04/18/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Lunch, No Rush

Seattle’s Best Lunch Spots

Our favorite sit-down lunch restaurants in Downtown, Capitol Hill, North Seattle, South Seattle, and Bellevue.

04/11/2023 Edited by Seattle Met Staff

Field Notes

Down a Madison Park Alleyway, Sushi Suzuki Has Great Fun with Serious Sushi

A 10-seat sushi bar presents omakase down the rabbit hole.

04/06/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

A New Identity for the Phở Bắc Boat: Neighborhood Diner

At their family's original pho shop, Quynh and Yenvy Pham serve exactly one dish, fried garlic chicken, plus pandan waffles for dessert.

03/31/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Brunch Is Back: Here Are 30 Seattle Favorites

Waffles, bloody marys, french toast, and chilaquiles: 30 favorite restaurants for Saturday and Sunday morning.

03/29/2023 By Allecia Vermillion With Allison Williams

Best Washington Food Towns

Washington's Most Fertile Region Finally Has a Restaurant Scene to Match

For Yakima spots like Crafted and Tokki-Ya, sourcing from the abundance of local produce is harder than it looks.

03/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

The Accidental Pastry Whiz at T55 Patisserie

Some of the Puget Sound's best pastries lie at the end of an unexpected path.

03/20/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle

From Maneki to Mashiko, Sushi by Scratch to Takai by Kashiba, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot.

03/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Where to Eat in the University District

Chase those cherry blossoms with pizza, noodles, ice cream, or biscuits.

03/09/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Best Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurants

Habesha favorites, from veggie combos to tibs and coffee.

02/28/2023 By Allecia Vermillion With Agazit Afeworki