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

Ask Rick Nelson restaurant questions

Rick Nelson fields questions during occasional live chats at Startribune.com. Here are a few recent highlights.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 12:16 PM

Withering Glance: 2 thumbs up for Orchestra Hall 2.0

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

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Diner's Journal: Three notable newcomers

Need a change of pace?  Plug a new restaurant into your dining-out rotation.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Restaurant news: Makers Cafe, Valentine's Day, Luci Ancora

Making an impressionA new concept from Dunn Bros. quietly opened last week in Edina. It’s called Makers Cafe (4920 W....

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 09:58 AM

Almost-new 128 Cafe serves up a welcome change

REVIEW: New owner, new chef, new menu at the 128 Cafe in St. Paul. It’s an almost-new, yet familiar place.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 03:57 PM

Minnesota's 'Monuments' man

Saving art treasures from the ravages of World War II was the work of the “Monuments Men,” including a University of Minnesota architecture professor.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 07:50 AM

Counter intelligence: Restaurant Alma expanding; Corner Table relocating

It’s months away, but a major expansion at four-star Restaurant Alma is in the works. The plan is to convert much of the space currently devoted to Dunn Bros. into a casual and affordable cafe. The working name: Cafe Alma.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 05:00 PM

Diner's Journal: Weather-beating soups

Warm up from the inside out with a bowl of soup.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 02:33 PM

Suburban dining: South of the River

Diners south of the Minnesota River have a surplus of familiar chain restaurant options. Yet it's not impossible to find an independently owned gem in Prior Lake, Savage, Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley and Lakeville.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Try these cookies in lunchboxes

Three entries in our 11th annual Holiday Cookie Contest got us thinking – and baking – beyond December. Time to hit the lunchbox.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 01:05 PM

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