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: Birdhouse, Biella, Nectar close

Stewart and Heidi Woodman of four-star Heidi’s have pulled the plug on Birdhouse in Minneapolis. Also closed: Nectar in Osseo and Biella in Excelsior.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 09:29 AM

Taste 50: It's the year of the farm

There are 79,400 family farms in Minnesota, but that number is just the beginning of the story. Government has its idea of what constitutes a farm — and a farmer — and we have ours. See why in the Taste 50.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 02:02 PM

Lobster rolls and more at Smack Shack

REVIEW: What started as a food truck is now destination dining in the North Loop of Minneapolis.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:59 PM

Ice cream treats keep us cool

It’s going to get hot — promise — and when it does, get ready to cool off with a made-on-the-premises frozen treat.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 09:32 AM

Chef Shack Bay City opens

Food truckers-turned-restaurateurs Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summer are cooking Friday through Sunday, bricks-and-mortar-style, within a stone’s throw of Lake Pepin.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Withering Glance: Gay marriage, Minnesota style

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

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 01:23 PM

Restaurant news: Mason's, Thomas Keller, Belgian beer dinner, North Shore and Butcher & the Boar

At Hennepin and 6thComing soon to the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts: Mason’s Restaurant and Barre (528...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 11:38 AM

Kramarczuk's joins ranks of 'America's Classics'

Let the celebrating begin:"America's Classics" status is bestowed upon Minneapolis' own Kramarczuk's by the James Beard Foundation.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 07:30 PM

Minnesota farmers markets beckon in new book

For her latest cookbook, author Beth Dooley finds inspiration aplenty in the state’s farmers markets.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 03:14 PM

James Beard awards and the Minnesota contingent

A good time was had by the Minnesota contingent at the Oscars of the food world.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 02:53 PM

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