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

Restaurant review: 4 stars for Travail in Robbinsdale

The curtain is up in downtown Robbinsdale, and the sound coming out of Travail Kitchen and Amusements is a well-deserved standing ovation.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Restaurant notes: Digby's Burgers-Pizza-Beer, Blue Stone Steak & Seafood

First it was Flame. Now the powers that be at Rosedale have wisely skipped another cookie-cutter chain in favor of a local restaurateur.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 03:45 PM

Withering Glance rests its weary head – on a contoured pillow

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

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:08 PM

Diner's Journal: Conversation-friendly restaurants

Yes, it’s possible to enjoy a conversation over dinner. Try these places.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 12:57 PM

A deli's demise: Q&A with Rye Deli owner David Weinstein

When he opened Rye Deli in the fall of 2011, first-time restaurateur David Weinstein promised a different kind of deli. It was fun while it lasted.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 12:36 PM

St. Paul’s storied Lexington Restaurant sold again

A Thursday news conference is planned by the buyers, who are connected with popular Minneapolis restaurants.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Withering Glance: 'Giselle' marks reopening of Northrop Auditorium

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

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 03:18 PM

Dining: Holiday restaurant plans

Passover is April 14-22, and Easter is April 20. It's time to make dining plans.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 01:57 PM

New in Northeast: Three dining gems on Central Avenue

A repurposed drive-in, a gem of a Mexican hole-in-the-wall and a 14-seat icon under new ownership are three reasons to dine on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:34 PM

Restaurant notes: New foods at Target Field

Andrew Zimmern’s AZ Canteen leads the pack with three must-have offerings.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 01:15 PM

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