The Weekend Guide

Dig in.

Aragona Opens
The latest restaurant from Jason Stratton dishes regional Spanish cuisine in an artfully designed space with modern glass light fixtures, avant-garde details, and an incredible view of Elliott Bay.
Why: Braised beef cheeks with mushrooms and puff pastry, warm mussel soup with turnips and shallots, and black rice with squid meatballs and ink meringues.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 96 Union St. (206-682-3590).

The Download
What: Random, wonderful finds across the Interwebs.
Why: Poopy Cat Dolls, The Mambo Kings goes digital, and Love Actually gets a sequel.
When: You’re too pooped to do any real work.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Close By
 A new online store from the owner of Porchlight Coffee and Records is filled with quality local items such as wearable sleeping bags from The Napsack, Portland-made knit caps, Barnaby Black soaps, and illustrated bandanas (animals, Lost at Sea) that rep the Northwest.
Why: Pick up your order at Porchlight on Capitol Hill if you don’t want to sit around and wait for it to ship.
When: You need a gift for your hip, outdoorsy friends.
Where: At closebyshop.com.

Sway and Cake
 Shop the downtown boutique’s racks before it closes after twelve years in business.
Why: Get 40-60 percent off casual, trendy brands like Rory Beca, Tart, Mother, J Brand, and Chan Luu.
When: Thru Dec. 30. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1631 Sixth Ave. (206-624-2699).

Rob Roy Cocktail Advent Calendar
Every day until Christmas, the top-shelf bartending team unveils a new seasonal sip for patrons.
Why: The drink list includes modern takes on traditional seasonal favorites and bolder options like The Old Grand Dad’s Furnace, made with bourbon, aged apple cider, Demerara sugar, and cinnamon.
When: Thru Dec. 25. Daily, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2332 Second Ave. (206-956-8423).

Sell Your Sole
The Belltown designer consignment shop recently launched its free mobile app, allowing shoppers to see what’s available in the store, create a wish list, and get alerts when something they’ve bookmarked comes in.
Why: Highly coveted inventory from Chanel, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Stuart Weitzman, Vince, and more.
When: We recommend checking in daily to score the best deals.
Where: At itunes.apple.com.

 Photo: Charity Burggraaf / Courtesy of Aragona

96 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
2332 2nd Ave
@ Battery St
Seattle, WA 98121
1631 6th Ave
@ Olive St
Seattle, WA 98101