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.

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

Busmageddon?

Your Bus Is About to Get Kicked Out of the Transit Tunnel. Here's How to Deal.

Your downtown bus route is about to change, and other public transit shakeups explained.

03/12/2019 By Haley Gray Edited by Jaime Archer

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Beth's Cafe Property Listed, Sweet Bumpas Shuttered

Six dining developments on our radar this week.

02/15/2019 By Jaime Archer

Sweet Treats

7 Local Chocolate Bars to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

These Seattle chocolatiers craft one-of-a-kind bars.

02/11/2019 By Jaime Archer

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Michelin-Starred Chef for Bellevue, a Beach House for Harry's

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

02/08/2019 By Jaime Archer

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mike Easton Looks to Spring, Ben Paris Returns (Kinda)

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

02/01/2019 By Jaime Archer

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Reuben's Brews Expands While Other Brewpubs Shutter

Seven dining developments on our radar this (busy) week.

01/25/2019 By Jaime Archer

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Jack's Does BBQ in SLU and Deep-Dish Delivers

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

01/18/2019 By Jaime Archer

Explainer

This Road Closure Is About to Wreck Your Commute

January's shutdown of State Route 99 will be the longest in Seattle history.

12/13/2018 By Jaime Archer

Seasonal Sustenance 2018

Where to Load Up on Holiday Treats

Santa isn't the only one in desperate need of cookies. From Danish kringles to classic gingerbread, these 10 spots have the holidays locked down.

12/10/2018 By Jaime Archer

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

9 Pacific Northwest Cookbooks for Food-Loving Friends

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all people love food and, by extension, cookbooks. Bequeath the gift of good eats this season.

12/03/2018 By Jaime Archer

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

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