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

An interview with Domenica Marchetti

In her latest cookbook, author Domenica Marchetti suggests that the path to Italian authenticity lies in kale, fennel and other gifts from the Italian garden.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 03:38 PM

First call for the Taste Holiday Cookie Contest

December arrives in just 10 weeks. Here’s another startling fact: The deadline for the 11th annual Taste Holiday Cookie Contest is in less than a month.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 03:35 PM

Counter Intelligence: A new face at the Modern Cafe

There’s a new chef at the helm of the Modern Cafe. He’s Taelyn Lang, who had been cooking at the Bachelor Farmer. Plus more restaurant news.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 03:27 PM

Counterintelligence: Travail, Zen Box Izakaya, Butcher & the Boar

The owners of Travail Kitchen and Amusements in Robbinsdale put up a plea on Kickstarter on Tuesday and exceeded their $75,000 goal in just a few hours. Plus more restaurant news.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Withering Glance: TV series viewers spoilin' for a fight

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

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 04:08 PM

Counter Intelligence: Vinaigrettes, oysters, sausages and more

After a nine-year run, south suburban restaurant pioneers Dan and Kay Shimek have called it quits. Plus more restaurant news.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 03:06 PM

Start the day out right with breakfast at the State Fair

Eating well in the morning is relatively easy at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 01:48 PM

Counter Intelligence: Lyn 65 opening in Richfield; Travail goes 'pop'

Here’s a trend we can all embrace: Another young, well-mentored chef is stepping out on his own.After five-plus years of...

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Withering Glance think tank issues first batch of pronouncements

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

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 01:55 PM

Best of new Minn. State Fair foods

Adding new foods to the mix of 450-plus offerings is a grand tradition of the Minnesota State Fair. The 2013 fair takes that custom to Skyride-level heights, withmore than 40 cholesterol-clogged, stuck-on-a-stick options that weren’t around last year.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:48 PM

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