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The Seattle Sketcher

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

Category: Food and restaurants
December 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Shipping containers inspire Starbucks drive-thru coffee shops here and beyond


Sketched Dec. 15, 2014

The first Starbucks drive-through made out of recycled shipping containers opened in Tukwila three years ago, and the company has already replicated the concept in more than 20 other locations. There’s one in Ballard at 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 53rd Street, and others in Portland, Denver and Chicago.


Comments | More in Coffee shops, Food and restaurants | Topics: Tukwila

September 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Ancient apple orchard still bears fruit in the city


Sketched Sept. 11, 2014

Harvest time at Piper’s Orchard has started and Don Ricks is up on a ladder, loading handfuls of Tompkins King apples into a bucket strapped to his torso. Every now and then, he throws one to curious passers-by walking on the trail nearby and he’s happy to answer questions.


Comments | More in Community, Food and restaurants, History, P-Patches and gardens

January 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Dick’s stands pat, celebrates 60 years of flipping simple, beloved burgers


Sketched Jan. 16, 2014

The highlight of my first visit to a Dick’s Drive-In five years ago was meeting restaurant founder, Dick Spady, who is now 90. The low point was realizing that Dick’s burgers don’t come with my favorite ingredient: A slice of tomato.

Dick’s no-tomato policy doesn’t have much to do with tomatoes per se. Adding any extra ingredients would be a huge change, marketing director Jasmine Donovan told me recently as I drew Dick’s crew members in action at the restaurant’s original location in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.


Comments | More in Food and restaurants, History, Portraits | Topics: Dick's Drive-In, Wallingford

November 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Brewing a craft-beer inspiration

Sketched Oct. 17, 2013 In Seattle’s beer alphabet, “R” is for Rainier. But the beer hasn’t been brewed or owned locally since 1999. Another ‘r’ – this one lower case – brands the new toast of the town: Reuben’s Brews. In only three years, owner Adam Robbings has gone from concocting beer recipes in his garage to…


Comments | More in Food and restaurants | Topics: Ballard

November 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Don’t miss this Swiss landmark

Sketched Nov. 21, 2012 You may look at this sketch and think I went to Switzerland, but I only had to go as far as Issaquah to enjoy a delightful Alpine scene. The authentic Swiss-style Edelweiss Chalet, home to Boehms Candies since 1956, was built by Julius Boehm, an Austrian immigrant who relocated his chocolate…


Comments | More in Buildings, Businesses, Food and restaurants, History | Topics: Eastside, Issaquah

February 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The heart and the art of chocolate

Sketched Feb. 7, 2012 “We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in Spain.” I’ve used that excuse on my wife for the 12 Februarys we’ve been together. But this year, with our 10th wedding anniversary fast approaching, I decided to finally do something about my lousy behavior. I went to Theo Chocolate well ahead of time so I would…


Comments | Topics: Fremont

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