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

Twin Cities restaurants opening in 2015

Last year saw a record number of restaurant openings in the Twin Cities, and 2015 is looking similarly productive, including these buzz-worthy projects.

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 08:16 PM

Withering Glance ponders adult education

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

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 02:15 PM

Tryg's, successor to Nora's Restaurant, being torn down for apartments

Time is running out for fans of Tryg’s.Owner Tryg Truelson is closing his great-looking restaurant and bar on Jan. 31.He’s...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 06:11 PM

In praise of two remakes: Workshop at Union, Le Town Talk

In very different ways, Workshop at Union and Le Town Talk French Diner & Drinkery inject new life into troubled...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:55 PM

Restaurant news: Rainforest Cafe closing, reopening at MOA

Fans of the Rainforest Cafe, listen up: The mega dining attraction at the Mall of America is closing. Temporarily.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:53 PM

Streetscapes: Pracna on Main defined the changing riverfront

How an 1890 building, filled with antiques and run as a restaurant for 41 years, sparked the revival of one of the oldest, most picturesque districts in Minneapolis.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 06:12 PM

Newbie reaches for a slow cooker

For decades, what has kept me away from this wildly handy gizmo is the fear of re-creating the mushy, monochromatic stews that emerged from the Harvest Gold you-know-what in my parents’ kitchen.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 02:42 PM

Review: Three cheers (and stars) for Tongue in Cheek

In the continuing dining-out renaissance on St. Paul's East Side, inventive and accessible Tongue in Cheek stands out.

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 07:04 PM

Solera restaurant closes its doors, rooftop bar

The building owners will look for a new concept for the space.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 10:03 PM

Hot chocolate days at local spots

Welcome to January, and prime hot chocolate season.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 01:52 PM

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