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 news: Crayfish galore

Celebrate the seasonCrayfish, those tiny, semi-adorable and wonderfully sweet-tasting freshwater crustaceans, go by plenty of different names — yabbies in...

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 03:42 PM

Burch, a new kind of steakhouse, defies stereotypes to earn four stars

REVIEW: By challenging the notion of what a steakhouse – and a pizza joint – can be, the team behind Bar La Grassa has hit upon something huge.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Cheese from Singing Hills Goat Dairy is in high demand

The carefully made cheese from Singing Hills Goat Dairy near Nerstrand, Minn., is in high demand in the Twin Cities.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 06:33 AM

Restaurant notes: Hans' Bakery, 128 Cafe, Twisted Fork Grille, Red Cow

A real estate broker is bringing the iconic Hans’ Bakery in Anoka, founded in 1973, back to life.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 04:19 PM

Destination Duluth: Where to eat right now

In Duluth's ever-growing culinary scene, longtime practitioners continue to impress, and a steady stream of talented newcomers are revitalizing downtown, energizing Canal Park and popping up in offbeat pockets.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:10 AM

3 Twin Cities approaches to pizza

The next time you get a hankering for a slice of pizza, consider these three very different approaches to the Italian pie in the Twin Cities -- all impressive.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 10:07 AM

A final piece of pie from Peter’s Grill in downtown Minneapolis

After 99 years in business, the Minneapolis institution closes. Owner Peter Atsidakos says food trucks put a dent in lunch...

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:20 AM

A record 47 new foods will debut at the Minnesota State Fair

Let the predictions begin.What will be the darling among the bumper crop of new foods making their debut at the...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 11:03 AM

Downtown Minneapolis classic Peter's Grill to close

Peter's Grill owner Peter Atsidakos is calling it quits after Saturday’s lunch service, and when he does, a part of Minneapolis will disappear.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 03:22 PM

Summer and smoke: Grilling season is here

Cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison offer 100 reasons why we should all be firing up the grill, whether it’s gas or charcoal.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 03:21 PM

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