Nordstrom, which has been operating notable restaurants in its stores for many years, is putting a new concept, Sixth & Pine, in the Green Hills location, as I report in this week's Food Biz column in the Nashville Post section of today's print edition of The City Paper. It's only the second Sixth & Pine on the scene; the first is in the Nordstrom at Christiana Mall in Newark, Del.
Described as "a hip diner with the heart of a deli," Sixth & Pine appears to have a comfort-food vibe — at least based on the menu for the Delaware location. Entrees there include roast chicken and meatloaf, with daily specials like prime rib on Saturdays and something that may sound mighty familiar to Southerners: fried chicken on Sundays.
Meanwhile, Nashville's Nordstrom will also have a coffee bar, called Ebar, at its mall entrance, selling pastries, fruit smoothies and grab-and-go snacks. As a Seattle-based company, Nordstrom will ply its customers with a full line of espresso drinks right there at the entrance to the store.