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.

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

Rainier Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat in Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach

This swath of the city is short on hype, but its restaurants offer a globe’s worth of dishes.

05/21/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

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

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