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

Withering Glance art-walks Nicollet Mall

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

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson looks back on the 10 best dishes of 2014, including the vegetable holishkes at Brasserie Zentral in Minneapolis.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 01:44 PM

Dining out: New Year's Eve extravaganza

It’s not too early to reserve a table for an extravagant New Year’s Eve dinner.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 01:32 PM

Restaurant of the year: Brasserie Zentral reinvents Old World food

Whether it’s spaetzle with rabbit, glazed duck with dumplings or stuffed cabbage rolls, the highly personal menu at Brasserie Zentral in downtown Minneapolis has no local peer. It's the Star Tribune's restaurant of the year.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Rick Nelson dishes on the year in Twin Cities restaurants

It’s tough to single out another industry practitioner who has enjoyed chef Lucia Watson’s enduring influence in the hospitality arts. She's just one of the many stories this year in Twin Cities dining.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 02:55 PM

New restaurants anticipated in 2015

The coming year is promising to be as active, new restaurant-wise, as 2014. Maybe even busier.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Withering Glance: Santa or Scrooge?

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

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Make merry with new food at the Minneapolis Holiday Market

At the new Minneapolis Holiday Market, go for the potato pancakes, but stay for the weisswurst and apple dumplings. Restaurant critic Rick Nelson dishes on all of the food at the downtown fun spot.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Pilgrimage opening soon in Citzen Cafe spot

What was Citizen Cafe is now Pilgrimage in Minneapolis.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 03:21 PM

Lucia's Restaurant changes hands after 30 years

As her eponymous Uptown institution approaches its 30th anniversary, Lucia Watson is selling her beloved restaurant to a group of local investors.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:41 AM

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