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What: The gourmet patty delivery company’s first brick-and-mortar shop serves delectable burgers packed with spices, veggies, and cheese.
Why: A poblano-, chipotle-, and cotija-infused chorizo burger with cilantro lime slaw and side of savory potato beignets. (Don’t forget the curry ketchup.)
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 217 James St. (206-724-0599).
The Beach Boys’s Pet Sounds
What: The 80-plus-member Seattle Rock Orchestra covers Brian Wilson’s much-lauded 1966 rock album in its entirety.
Why: Contemporary, symphonic renditions of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B.,” and “God Only Knows” performed by vocalists like Lesli Wood (The Redwood Plan) and Ian Williams (The Thoughts).
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave. (206-467-5510). Tickets ($18) at 877-784-4849 or online at stgpresents.org.
What: The quaint spot in the ID (which opened under the radar about a month ago) has a sumptuous array of sweet and savory pastries, including those filled with Japanese delicacies like red bean and curry.
Why: Get your hands on a green tea-swirled Danish, salmon-filled pastry cube, or pear and custard tart.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 526 S. King St. (206-623-4050).
DECK THE HALLS
Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell
What: Spruce up your digs with a made-to-order garland, a snowflake mobile, 3-D paper mistletoe ball, or Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
What: Teleport to the Midwest to experience a lazy summer evening at the indoor installation tucked inside a back-alley Georgetown art space.
Why: Cozy up on a semicircular couch to observe the slow flash of lightning bugs and buzzing of crickets.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: AV Club, b/t Flora Ave. & Ellis Ave. S., in the alley. Enter just west of Tacoma Screw (around the block from the house at 5226 S. Ellis St.). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of BuiltBurger
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