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

Third Bird takes flight in Minneapolis

Over the past two decades, restaurateur Kim Bartmann has immeasurably enriched the local dining scene by launching one quirky, innovative property after another. But her latest, the Third Bird, might be her greatest.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 06:21 PM

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

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