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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

February 15, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Blazing Bagels by Safeco Field

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Sketched Feb. 15, 3:13 p.m.
A rainy morning of sketching around the Alaskan Way viaduct in Sodo left me pretty hungry. Luckily, I walked down First Avenue and found a cool deli right at Safeco Field, Blazing Bagels.
Manager Richard Addington said they just opened last year. Two other Blazing Bagels can be found in Redmond and Bellevue.
I have a plain bagel for breakfast every morning so I thought I’d better try something different. Addington recommended Asiago for my roast beef sandwich and I went for that. It was really tasty and gave me some more energy to go back out and do more drawings of the viaduct.
Addington, who moved from Bakersfield, Calif., in 2007, said he’s excited to watch the area’s transformation as the aging elevated freeway comes down. He said the traffic is going to be a mess but the changes will be good for the city in the long run.
Viaduct memories
The Alaskan Way viaduct has been an essential part of Seattle for more than 50 years. I’m taking my sketchbook along to record the views before it is demolished. If you have a story or memory to share, please add it as a comment on this post or email-me at gcampanario@seattletimes.com or via Facebook or Twitter.

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