So Many Feelings

Jason Stratton's Aragona Is Closing—And Reopening as Vespolina

December's splashy Spanish opening is turning Italian.

08/21/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Picks

Recently Reviewed

Five spots where we're eating this month.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurant Review

A Long Way to Aragona

Artiste chef Jason Stratton brings arcane Spanish food to a storied downtown space.

06/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Happy Hour

This Week in Happy Hour: James Beard Edition

Where to sample some of Seattle’s greatest chefs during the best hour of the day.

05/14/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Hello, Gorgeous

First Look: Chef Jason Stratton's Aragona

The much-loved chef's new downtown restaurant is a knockout, thanks to hand-crafted light fixtures, intricate mosaic work, and a restrained pop of hot pink.

12/09/2013 By Chelsea Lin

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner August 14—20

Drink Champagne with a Narwhal, preview Aragona's menu, and rewatch Anaconda at King's Hardware—it's way better with a buzz.

08/13/2013 By Brianna Lantz

Special Events

Popup Dinners from Jason Stratton and Maria Hines

Stratton previews Aragona's Spanish menu, and Hines celebrates Tilth's anniversary with a barbecue. Enjoyment ensues.

08/12/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Jason Stratton Is Opening a Spanish Restaurant Called Aragona

The chef behind Spinasse and Artusi strikes out in two new directions: Spain and downtown.

05/13/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hours

Artusi Turns One, Celebrates with Five Days of Happy Hour

Plus: new cocktails, new seating, and a slushy machine.

06/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Cocktail Cartography

Jason Stratton’s Signature Drink: The Pink Hook

A drink made with real maraschino, which originated in Croatia and has nothing to do with those dubious, red-goo cherries.

04/17/2012 By Andrew Bohrer

Chefs Across Borders

Montreal Winter Festival Imports Six Seattle Chefs

A seriously gastronomic Canadian crowd gets a chance to sample our local fare.

01/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Artusi’s Italian Mashup

Italian aperitifs are central to the identity of Capitol Hill bar Artusi but don’t short the culinary program.

12/23/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Artusi Chef Jason Stratton Explains the Mural

He put the art in Artusi…but should he have?

11/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jonathan Hudak of Artusi

The self-proclaimed "rookie bartender" has an abiding love of grappa and a funny story about a guy taking off his pants in public.

10/04/2011

Article

What did you do on your day off, chef?

Spinasse’s Jason Stratton gets up to a lot during his down time.

09/24/2009 By Kristin Cordova

Feature

10 Best Restaurants 2009

The Top 10 best restaurants in Seattle.

09/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson