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.

Election 2018

Carbon Fee Initiative Fails

The I-1631 campaign vows to keep fighting the oil industry after Tuesday night results.

11/06/2018 By Jaime Archer

Cookie Cravings

Belltown's New Late-Night Cookie Spot Delivers the Baked Goods

Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies will start satisfying those midnight munchies in spring 2019.

11/05/2018 By Jaime Archer

Ales for Smart Alecks

The Seattleite's Guide to Bar Trivia

Grab a pencil (and a beer)—trivia night is on all across the city, from Ballard to Capitol Hill and beyond.

10/29/2018 Edited by Jaime Archer and Aly Brady Photography by Elizabeth Podlesnik

Expansion Mode

Hood Famous Bakeshop Will Open a Cafe and Bar in Early 2019

The new Chinatown–International District location will be an extension of the Ballard bakery with a bigger menu, plus coffee by day and cocktails by night.

10/26/2018 By Rosin Saez

Cookie Crowds

Lowrider Baking Company Opens Tomorrow in Georgetown

The bakery will start doling out lemon cranberry, caramel chocolate pretzel, and birthday cake cookies this Saturday.

10/26/2018 By Jaime Archer

Explainer

The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Rolling in Dough

Sugar and Spoon Brings Edible Cookie Dough to the Masses

Fresh out of school Ivana Orlovic and William Hubbell are armed with a food truck and loads of dough.

10/11/2018 By Jaime Archer

Sweet Treats

Lowrider Baking Company Brings Cookies to Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

Emily Allport bakes cookie flavors like birthday cake, salted toffee pecan, and brown butter triple chocolate chunk.

10/02/2018 By Jaime Archer

Morning Matters: Festival Edition

A Sneak Peek at Cowabunga’s Country Brunch

Our annual food festival culminates with an ode to Seattle's favorite meal, bloody marys included.

09/25/2018 By Jaime Archer

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner September 12–18

The week in which: Jerry Traunfeld's Poppy turns 10, Sugar Hill hosts a benefit night market, and a Greek festival returns to Montlake.

09/12/2018 By Rosin Saez and Jaime Archer

Explainer

A Brief History of the Occult in Seattle

Maybe it’s the dreary weather. Maybe it’s our seedy history. One thing’s for sure: Seattle and the supernatural go way back.

09/11/2018 By Jaime Archer

Fun With Listicles

11 Essential Spots for Seafood in Seattle

From fresh oysters to salmon, Seattle is a seafood town.

09/04/2018 By Jaime Archer

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Fun With Listicles

13 Boozy Slushies to Suit Your Mood

Frozen drinks conjure up images of palm trees and balmy weather, but our city has its own boozy slushy scene once the temperature starts to rise. Here’s where to find them.

07/24/2018 By Jaime Archer

Snap Judgment

Is the Monorail Worth Renovating?

The World’s Fair relic might receive $23 million in upgrades, but will it ever be more than a tourist trap?

07/17/2018 By Jaime Archer

Summer Style

13 Things You Need Before Hitting the Beach

When it comes to beach gear, these local shops have everything you could possibly need. (Take that, LA.)

07/05/2018 By Jaime Archer

The Right Note

Pop Ballads Reigned at the Karaoke World Championship

Washingtonians descended on Eden Seattle this past weekend to prove that karaoke isn't just an off-pitch pastime.

07/03/2018 By Jaime Archer

Blessed Unions

9 Movie Theaters Serving Booze

Because sometimes you need a cocktail to make that romantic comedy go down smoother.

05/07/2018 By Jaime Archer

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Open a Public Bank?

Many a politician has backed a municipal bank over the years, but now that Seattle has dedicated $100,000 to study its feasibility, a city-run institution that invests in small businesses, green energy, and more may no longer be just a fantasy.

01/25/2018 By Jaime Archer

Sales & Events

Wear What When: January 8–14

This week scoop up deals at the Frye Museum Store sale, live your best life with Nordstrom’s new Well Beauty products, and pick up a new hobby at E. Smith Me...

01/08/2018 By Jaime Archer