Jaime Archer is a California native who grew up in the Bay Area and studied history at Reed College in Portland before landing at Seattle Met as an editorial intern. After a brief stint as a reporter at The Daily News in Longview, Washington, she rejoined Seattle Met as digital editor, and now oversees its website, newsletters, and social media accounts. She lives in Capitol Hill with her trusty cat Scully.

Book It

Seattle's Best Private Rooms for Primo Parties

Bypass the beige banquet hall and get down in one of these private spaces.

08/20/2019 By Jaime Archer and Allecia Vermillion

Recommendations

The Best Thai Restaurants in Seattle Right Now

These favorites sidestep Americanized sweetness for a bolder harmony of flavors.

08/20/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Treat Beat

You Need This Giant Cookie Cake in Your Life

At Lowrider Baking Company, the homey dessert reaches new heights.

08/08/2019 By Jaime Archer

Explainer

The Seattle Public Library Has a Long, Illustrious History

(Practically) everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our bookish institution—including the levy on your ballot.

07/23/2019 By Jaime Archer

’Cue Compendium

Savor Summer at These Seattle Barbecue Joints

Summer is prime time for meat cooked low and slow. These 12 spots promise brisket, ribs, and even the occasional burrito.

07/23/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Opening Dispatch

Top Pot Cofounder Spins Off a New Doughnut Shop on Capitol Hill

Arriving in August, Half and Half Doughnut Co. will replace the former Sun Liquor Distillery Bottle Shop on East Pike.

07/23/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Closing Remarks

So Many Talented Chefs Have Marched Through Trove's Kitchens

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's Capitol Hill restaurant closes on June 30. But it's opened doors for its chefs.

06/28/2019 By Rosin Saez

Pride 2019

Meet the Seattle Couple Married by Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness

Seattle Pride Month kicked off in a major way with a very public, confetti-filled wedding—and bride and groom Megan and Haden were at the center of it all.

06/05/2019 By Jaime Archer

Pride 2019

Elysian and Seattle Pride Threw the Most Capitol Hill Wedding Ever

And, yes, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness was there.

06/05/2019 By Jaime Archer and Rosin Saez

Hot Stuff

What Does a Seattle Summer Really Look Like?

Our city’s getting warmer and drier. But cloudy June days? Still very much a thing.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer

How to Score

Quirky Seattle Team Sports to Play in Summer

From boozy mini golf to bike polo, the season starts now.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in the South End Right Now

Seattle’s southerly neighborhoods harbor long-standing laid-back restaurants and ambitious newcomers alike.

05/29/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Seafaring 101

The Bare-Bones Basics to Riding a Ferry

What every passenger should know before embarking.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Profiles at Sea

Four People You Meet on a Ferry

A few of the folks who keep your boat afloat.

04/23/2019 By Jaime Archer Photography by Lauren Segal

RECOMMENDATIONS

11 Verifiable Vegetarian-Friendly Seattle Restaurants

But you need not be vegetarian to appreciate these eateries that put produce on center stage.

04/23/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Morning Matters

11 Spots to Grab Brunch This Easter Sunday

Where to find deviled eggs, grilled lamb, and salmon scrambles to offset all that Easter chocolate.

04/15/2019 By Jaime Archer

Dining Events

Where to Eat and Drink April 3–9

The week in which: Pinterest-worthy cakes come to Book Larder, crunchy tacos are (practically) free, and cheese lovers converge in Belltown.

04/03/2019 By Jaime Archer and Rosin Saez

Recommendations

17 Places to Score Sublime Hot Sandwiches in Seattle

From lunchtime classics to modern combos, here’s where to get your fill of grilled, pressed, and melted goodness.

03/26/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Cookie Craze

Lowrider Baking Company Expands to Central District

Embrace the sugar rush: Emily Allport will open a brick-and-mortar location of her cookie shop this May.

03/13/2019 By Jaime Archer

Dining Events

Where to Eat and Drink March 13–19

The week in which: Lucky Charms takes on magically delicious new forms and Andrea Nguyen shares Vietnamese cooking secrets.

03/13/2019 By Haley Gray and Jaime Archer