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The Seattle Sketcher

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

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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.


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August 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Happy colors back at play

Sketched Aug. 10, 2:29 p.m. The labyrinth of steel pipes and boiler towers in the Gas Works Park play barn is getting a colorful facelift. Originally a compressor room when the plant operated from 1906 to 1956, the space became a brightly-painted play area when the park opened in 1975. “It was a real transformation of…


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November 11, 2009 at 1:27 AM

On Veterans Day, I say thank you to Dick Spady, of Dick’s drive-in

Nov. 10, 11:46 a.m. [Click on sketch to see it larger] We can thank Dick Spady for all the burgers and milk shakes that we can enjoy at his drive-in restaurants in Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Ballard, Lake City and Queen Anne. But being Veterans Day, we should thank him for his service as well. I met…


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