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

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

10 food favorites you don't want to miss as State Fair opens

Nearly 300 concessionaires serve more than 450 different offerings at the Minnesota State Fair. Follow Rick Nelson's food travels today on Twitter: @RickNelsonStrib.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Counter Intelligence: Seafood coming to Hennepin Av.

Big changes are coming to nine-month-old Union. The somewhat sleepy 84-seat Minneapolis restaurant and bar is becoming Union Fish Market.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 01:11 PM

Ask critic Rick Nelson: Where should I eat?

Readers are always hungry for more info on restaurants. Rick Nelson offers more details during the occasional online Live Chat. Here’s what he’s been chatting about lately.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 02:35 PM

Head to Sandcastle for summer fun

REVIEW: Doug Flicker’s natural habitat may be at his four-star Piccolo, but the playful new fast-casual venture he calls Sandcastle clearly demonstrates what happens when top chefs insinuate themselves up and down every platform on the dining-out food chain.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 03:09 PM

Worth a visit: Groundswell Coffee and Buttered Tin

Hungry in St. Paul? Check out these two new spots in Hamline-Midway and Lowertown.

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 04:34 PM

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