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

John Kraus and the Coupe du Monde

After 20-plus years of dreaming about competing in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, John Kraus got his wish. He came home with the bronze medal, a huge accomplishment.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:32 AM

Review: Vivo Kitchen improves upon former Enjoy!

Saying that Vivo Kitchen is the best restaurant in Apple Valley is a bit like decreeing that “Encino Man” holds the top title in the Pauly Shore filmography.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:31 AM

Modern Cafe's closing means the end of an era

We’ll soon be living — and dining — in a post-Modern Cafe world. Cue tears.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:31 AM

Two bakery-cafes that impress, for different reasons

There’s plenty of promise in a pair of neighborhood cafes, one launched by a cycling-obsessed Belgian, the other from a...

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:30 AM

Restaurant notes: Brunch, Macy's Flower Show

Brunch on the wayJust in time for Easter, two top-performing Minneapolis restaurants are dipping into Sunday brunch for the first...

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:28 AM

Food Building — and entrepreneurs — find home in NE Minneapolis

Kieran Folliard, a modern-day Pied Piper, is drawing artisanal food producers into a unique facility.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 07:11 AM

Seafood-heavy Cov in Wayzata offers a taste of Martha's Vineyard

REVIEW: Martha's Vineyard lands on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with Cov Wayzata. Just taking a seat inside its preppy and vaguely nautical surroundings is a mood elevator more effective than a handful of vitamin D tablets.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 01:34 PM

Dreaming of a food marketplace in downtown Minneapolis

A Minneapolis City Council member has a delicious vision for the art deco wonder that is the downtown post office.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 12:55 PM

Spoon and Stable leads Minnesota James Beard nominations

The James Beard Foundation announced nominations for its 2015 awards — widely considered the Oscars of the food world — and Minnesota is well-represented across the board.

Updated: March 25, 2015, - 02:46 PM

New library gives much-needed visual heft to busy Uptown corner

A Minneapolis firm on a spartan budget replaced a 1980s eyesore with an inviting library for the 21st century.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 06:33 PM

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