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: February 27, 2015, - 01:39 PM

Let’s crunch the James Beard award numbers

The “Oscars of the food world” turn 25 this year. Here's a look at the Twin Cities restaurants and chefs who were (and are) in the running.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 06:41 PM

Restaurant news: North Loop welcomes new eateries

New in the North LoopThe latest opening in the Twin Cities’ hottest restaurant neighborhood is Shag (730 Washington Av. N.,...

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 02:20 PM

Diner's Journal: Three ramen destinations

No plans for a trip to Tokyo anytime soon? Warm up here with a hearty bowl of ramen.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 01:56 PM

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: February 18, 2015, - 06:10 PM

Withering Glance: 'North by Northwest,' Ruth Bader Ginsburg and more things we love

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

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 02:23 PM

Lyn 65 is a Richfield strip-mall success

In a previously forgettable Richfield address, a dynamic team of young chefs is changing the way we think about burgers, fried chicken and pizza at Lyn 65.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 01:42 PM

Say 'be mine' while still being Minnesota

When buying sweets for your sweetie, look to local confectioners for truffles, bonbons and other romance-inducing candies.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 09:43 AM

Withering Glance gets a move on

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

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 02:08 PM

Our much-researched pick for the best chocolate chip cookies

After relying on the Toll House standard, a baker goes in search of a new go-to chocolate-chip cookie recipe, and finds five. All are so delicious — and relatively easy to prepare — that you may never go back to Toll House.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 04:10 PM

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