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.

Pours & Pulls

A Dozen Destination Coffee Shops

From Espresso Vivace to Boon Boona Coffee: The second wave pioneers, multi-roaster cafes, and geographic specialists that make Seattle’s coffee scene great.

09/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Civic Staples

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Wondering where to eat Vietnamese food: Restaurants all over town serve up pho, banh mi, and many a great noodle soup in between.

09/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Kraken Week

Where to Eat and Drink Before a Kraken Game

Headed to a Kraken hockey game? Here’s where to meet up with friends for a beer or dinner before the puck drops.

09/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants (and Bars)

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Check out these 19 newcomers serving pasta, Japanese barbecue, even the occasional vegan crunch wrap.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

Noodle Envy

The Piquant Charms of Flavor Lao Bowl

A modest storefront on Aurora Avenue delivers nam khao, sausage, and noodle bowls.

09/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Kiki Culture

Inside Passage Is Enchantment (and Cocktails) Under the Sea

The immersive bar hidden behind Rumba serves stunning cocktails in a room inspired by the bottom of the sea.

09/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Best New Restaurants 2021

At Aki Kushiyaki, Fine Dining Means Meat on a Stick

Japanese kushiyaki restaurants inspired this tasting menu destination, which uses binchotan charcoal to grill chicken, wagyu, and more.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Revolution, Baked In

How Popups Will Shape the Next Chapter of Seattle Dining

Situ Tacos, Guerilla Pizza Kitchen, and My Friend's Cookies represent a new guard of great food that's changing our city for the better.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Beverage Lobby

The Fairmont Olympic's Remodel Gives Downtown Seattle a New Cocktail Bar

A grand remodel inserts midcentury swagger, and careful cocktails, into the lobby of downtown Seattle's historic hotel.

09/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs’ Day Off

Recipe: Canlis Chef Aisha Ibrahim’s Off-Duty Temaki Bar

Ibrahim and her partner, Canlis research chef Samantha Beaird, show us how they set up a DIY handheld sushi bar from what they've got in the fridge.

09/01/2021 Edited by Allecia Vermillion

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Capitol Hill

From Italian food to Thai food to restaurants with amazing drinks, here's where to eat on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

08/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Family Hangs

The Former Seaplane Has Liftoff as Stoup Kenmore

The Ballard brewery brings its IPA across the lake to pair with Jason Stoneburner's pizza and bar snacks.

08/25/2021 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.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coming Soon

At Tomo, Brady Williams Keeps It Local

Former Canlis chef Brady Ishiwata Williams opens his new restaurant, Tomo, in White Center on September 9.

08/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Swirl Crush

The Best Soft Serve in Seattle

A childhood classic, all grown-up and sprinkled around the city.

07/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

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.

07/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman, Annette Maxon, and Allecia Vermillion

Slap Judgment

Cozell Wilson Digs Pumpkin Spice All Year Long

A questionable giraffe video turned one local musician into the seasonal flavor’s year-round superfan.

06/17/2021 By Karen Reyes Photography by Amber Fouts

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

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

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

06/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts