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

Last year's Taste 50

Our 2012 celebration of the people rocking the local food scene.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 12:19 PM

Withering Glance: Things we would like to see less of in the coming year

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

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:00 AM

Rick Nelson: Ghosts of Twin Cities restaurants past

It's such a downer of a sight: The forlorn remains of what had been an influential, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Where landmark restaurants once thrived, empty or underused real estate remains, turning a prime location into a haunted address.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 10:29 AM

Restaurant news: Jack Riebel, Trotter tribute and more

Riebel exits Butcher & the BoarChef Jack Riebel has left the Butcher & the Boar (1121 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.,...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Withering Glance pities the poor Meh-trodome.

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

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Bustling Wedge Co-op will spread out to Eat Street

Its new facility at 24th Street and Nicollet in Minneapolis, opening late this year, will include a cafe and a...

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Rick Nelson's best dishes of 2013

Critic Rick Nelson reminisces about his favorite dishes of 2013, from blintzes at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge to hot-smoked sturgeon, above, at Union Fish Market.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:54 PM

Rick Nelson's best dishes of 2013

Critic Rick Nelson reminisces about his favorite dishes of 2013.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Like its sibling establishments, the Burch is buffed to a high gloss

First came 112 Eatery. Then Bar La Grassa. And now Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre's third equally ambitious effort, Burch Steak and Pizza Bar, is once again the Star Tribune’s Restaurant of the Year.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:17 AM

Withering Glance: The Year in Gay

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

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 01:03 PM

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