Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.

Nordstrom and other department stores are betting on booze to boost sales

NEW YORK — On a recent mid-January afternoon, the eight seats at the Shoe Bar in Nordstrom's new women's store were empty. "It's Dry January. People are broke," a bartender observed. And yet, within half an hour, most of the stools had filled up. "There's a bar here!" a woman said happily. She ordered the gin-based signature cocktail called Husband Daycare and...

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