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 year in review

From the closing of Heidi's to a roller-coaster year in the bakery world, here's a look at 2013 in Twin Cities restaurants.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 10:15 AM

Local flavors come alive in 2013

Minnesota authors had a busy year in their kitchens – and at their laptops.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Locally sourced: vanilla extract

A KSTP-TV photojournalist by day, Lee Zwiefelhofer’s after-hours career is devoted to creating flavor-concentrated extracts that he markets under the l.c.finns label.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:37 PM

Withering Glance grabs a Kleenex

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

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:05 PM

Our top holiday cookie is...

This year for the Taste Holiday Cookie Contest, our judges went in a different direction and chose finalists with a more homespun feel, like the winning Cappuccino Flats.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:33 PM

Chef-driven cookbooks: a delicious adventure

From food trucks to the upper echelons of haute cuisine, chef-driven cookbooks take readers on a delicious adventure.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Withering Glance: Clean car, dirty car -- which are you?

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

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Withering Glance: The Nora Ephron fan club

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

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 02:08 PM

Ginger-molasses cake for Thanksgiving alternative

A super-powered ginger-molasses cake is a feisty Thanksgiving alternative to pumpkin pie.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 02:56 PM

Counter Intelligence: MIA overhauling dining options

Visitors to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will notice some major changes to the museum, and not just the newly redesigned African art galleries.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 04:53 PM

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