Food & Drink

Post-Thanksgiving Recommendations

turkey-cranberry-sandwich3It was slightly more stressful than it needed to be and your aunt said that one offensive thing, but guess what? Thanksgiving is over.

Now it’s time to make a sandwich and shop our men’s designer clearance sale.

We’re talking 55% off the regular retail price, in some cases, until November 30. With so many incredible brands suddenly in your realm of purchasing: go for it.

Shop: designer clearance


Easy, creamy, classic clam chowder recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Our Classic Clam Chowder is actually quick and easy to pull together. This recipe–from our Family Table Cookbook and restaurants–is just the right thickness and isn’t stingy on the clams. All it takes is a bit of dicing, sautéing and gentle simmering, and about 45 minutes.

Easy, creamy, classic clam chowder recipe from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.



Fall classic: Roast some mushrooms. Rich and simple. Don’t overthink it and you can’t screw it up. Find this and other recipes in our Nordstrom Flavors Cookbook, available in store. 

Download this recipe as a PDF to print or save. 

More mushrooms, please


Nordstrom recipe for Gratinéed Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto and Gruyère cheese; photo by Jeff Powell.

It’s getting colder, daylight is going away, and comfort food is back on the menu. This dish is basically macaroni and cheese with sprouts swapped for the noodles. It rules.

Check the recipe below and photographic evidence of our blog star Jeff Powell nailing it. You can too, and should–unless you dislike comfort?

–Andrew Matson

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To celebrate our newest store opening—September 18 in Vancouver, Canada—we’re showcasing some of our (and your) favorite dishes and recipes that will be coming soon to our 119th store.

Miso Glazed Black Cod Recipe with Sake Marinade from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

We hope you’ll try cooking with miso at home. The Japanese fermented soybean paste opens up worlds. For example this fall, find us mixing miso with butter and coating sheets of vegetables before roasting them. If not on the daily, at least once a week.

To the matter at hand: this cod and dumpling creation from our Bar Verde is a showstopper. And trust us, it’s doable.

Read on for the recipe and to see blog star Jeff Powell finesse this dish step by step in his home kitchen.

–Andrew Matson



If anyone knows where Vancouver’s cool restaurants are it’s the guy who puts them there. Co-owner of Wildebeest and Pizzeria Bufala, James Iranzad sits at the head of a small dining empire like he would a table, commanding the attention of the city’s food enthusiasts with his charm and energy.

Part of Iranzad’s charisma derives from his fashion sense. In preparation for our new store opening next week (September 18—like you didn’t know), we’ve been talking to some of Vancouver’s citizens about style and the city’s highlights. Here’s what this bon vivant shared.

James Iranzad

What three words would you use to describe Vancouver style?

Hyper-casual, moody, improving.

What would you do with 24 hours in Vancouver?

Early dim sum for sure. Then head to Granville Island for oysters and load up on salami, pâté, cheese and good mustard from Oyama, pick up a bottle of rosé, rent a boat, and head behind Bowen Island for a picnic and a swim. Afterward come back, freshen up, head to Gastown for cocktails then Bao Bei for dinner—and hopefully there’s a good show at Fortune or the Commodore.



Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell

Be a man: learn to cook. Fried chicken may seem daunting but we swear it’s not–and should really be in your repertoire since it’s perfect hot or cold, ideal for watching football with the homies and also completely advisable for a date, either at home or picnic-style.

There are a lot of secrets to crispy skin and flavorful meat out there. Here’s Nordstrom Sixth & Pine Restaurant’s: a double dredge in heavily seasoned flour with a good, long wait in between to let the herbs and spices make their way into the pieces before frying.

The sweet and spicy honey chipotle dip adds a modern twist to this classic. Extra Crispy Seasoned Fried Chicken Recipe with Honey Chipotle Glaze from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell




Shop: Barbarian bartool | all drinkware | Father’s Day gifts: home & bar

We already got into drinking with dignity. Now let’s go further down that track with a related Father’s Day gift idea.

One bar tool to rule them all. A civilized implement called the Barbarian.


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grill-strappedShop: briefcase grill | top 100 father’s day gifts

This charcoal briefcase grill by RS Barcelona is dead simple to use, clearly great-looking–and crucial for enjoying after-work dogs at the nearest park.

After falling under its spell, it occurred to us.

Surefire Father’s Day gift. 

True story: Last time we took it to the beach, a group of women eyed the grilling station and, eventually, Amy introduced herself to ask what the product was and where it could be purchased. We directed her to our Poolside Pop-In@Nordstrom, either in person or online. She said it would be the perfect Father’s Day gift for her husband.

Our thought exactly, Amy.

Check this bad boy in action:



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Shop: rocking whiskey glasses | all drinkware | Father’s Day gifts: home & bar

The definition of a good Father’s Day gift: something Dad will find useful and likely not have bought for himself–and which heightens his style.

Enter: elevated ice.