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.

Best Restaurants 2017

From Poke to Pizza, These Are The Best Things We Ate This Year

11 dishes for your dining out to-do list.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Mean Sandwich

It isn’t fancy—just a few booths, a big walkup counter, and seating that wraps around the ample front windows. But…those sandwiches.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Marmite

In a most unexpected next chapter, Bruce Naftaly gives Capitol Hill a relaxed evolution of Le Gourmand.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Art of the Table

For 10 years, Art of the Table was inside a cozy, squat building covered in weathered, gray wood shingles, with tie-dye colors framing the windows. This year, it grew up.

08/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Drumroll Please

And Seattle Met's 2017 Restaurant of the Year Is...

...the whole package. Great food, superb service, and a beautiful room.

08/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards and Accolades

The 2017 Restaurant of the Year Is...

In a moment where casual, familiar dining prevails, one chef transforms bison, boar shoulder, and venison into polished plates, served with easygoing grace. All this and a devastatingly stylish dining room? No wonder our restaurant of the year is…

08/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Spectacular Views and Seafood Abound at Tankard and Tun

Pike Brewing's new market restaurant opened this week just above its beer-filled pub.

07/07/2017 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: More Coffee and More Beer

Plus, Georgetown's Six Strawberries closes up shop.

05/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2017

Five big talents, one bright dining future.

05/16/2017 By Kathryn Robinson, Allecia Vermillion, and Rosin Saez Photography by Amber Fouts

Elements of Style

In Seattle, Fashion Is Getting the Tech Treatment

Fiber technology, sizing algorithms, and bags with built-in chargers...this city's style is engineered.

04/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Clutch Move

Anguay Reed Designs Has Your (Political) Statement Clutch

“This really empowered me.”

04/03/2017 By Rosin Saez

Style

Spring Fashion 2017

Clothe the cause with power prints, solid staples, and bold colors.

03/20/2017 By Rosin Saez Photography by Amber Fouts

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

What's It Like to Be a Budtender?

Molly Brown has been with Uncle Ike’s since its first location opened in 2014. And in that time she’s seen it all: nervous first timers, old stoners, potential criminals. It’s been a wild ride working for the most visible pot shop in the city.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Grower

Vashon Velvet Grows on Island Time

A self-taught green thumb proves there is no one right way to cultivate marijuana.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

A Taxonomy of Pot Shops, from Quiet Neighborhood Corners to Major Opulence

The grab 'n' go. The tech temple. The local shop. Buying weed has come a long way.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

First Time in a Marijuana Shop? Here's How to Read a Label

THC percentage. CBD levels. Hybrids. What does it all mean?

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Shop Owner

Dockside Serves Medical Patients Too—Though the Rules Have Changed

Going recreational didn’t stop Oscar Velasco-Schmitz from providing for those in medical need.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Modest Proposals

Seattle’s Muslim Community Is Transforming Both Muslim and Mainstream Style

“What is ironic is that the current trends in mainstream style are borrowing from Muslim fashion.”

10/18/2016 By Colleen Williams