Rick Nelson

Columnist/Reporter | Dining and Food
Phone: 612-673-4757
Rick Nelson is a restaurant critic and food writer, and he and Claude Peck are the "RN" and "CP," respectively, of Withering Glance, a Sunday column in variety. He also blogs with Lee Svitak Dean in a food blog, Table Talk.

Recent content from Rick Nelson

All aboard! Dining along the Green Line

The just-opened Green Line isn’t just a $957 million between-the-downtowns people-mover. With dozens of restaurants along its 11-mile route, think of the Twin Cities’ second light-rail line as a pathway to culinary adventure.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Copper Hen reflects changing face of Eat Street

REVIEW: The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen shouts comfort at the table, whatever meal it may be.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Two dozen taste-bud thrills added to Minn. State Fair

The world’s on-a-stick capital isn’t resting on its battered and deep-fried laurels, pledging butter-poached “Canadian lobster pieces,” sausage-egg-pancake sandwiches, gluten-free brats and a shrimp/cream-cheese concoction.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 02:40 PM

A quick-service cultural shift at Agra Culture Kitchen & Press

At health-conscious Agra Culture Kitchen & Press, speed — and flavor – is life. And a recipe for a path to success.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 02:34 PM

Withering Glance: 'Purple Rain' the perfect '80s soundtrack

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:41 PM

Withering Glance: Design missteps on ramps and roads

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Restaurant review: 4 stars for Heyday in Minneapolis

REVIEW: It's all about serious fun at the Minneapolis restaurant Heyday. And flavor, of course. Chef Jim Christiansen’s culinary pyrotechnics earn four stars.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 04:01 PM

Weekend brunch at the farmers markets

Thanks to an ever-growing number of savvy entrepreneurs, a Saturday or Sunday farmers market run can easily evolve into a quick, informal, affordable and delicious brunch outing.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 03:31 PM

Withering Glance: Second times around

Rick Nelson and Claude Peck dispense unasked-for advice about clothing, etiquette, culture, relationships, grooming and more.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 07:22 PM

A new Twin Cities restaurants rundown

With the recent ­— and unprecedented — deluge of new restaurants raining down on the Twin Cities, diners need a...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 04:27 PM

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