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

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

Restaurant news: Crayfish galore

Celebrate the seasonCrayfish, those tiny, semi-adorable and wonderfully sweet-tasting freshwater crustaceans, go by plenty of different names — yabbies in...

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 03:42 PM

Burch, a new kind of steakhouse, defies stereotypes to earn four stars

REVIEW: By challenging the notion of what a steakhouse – and a pizza joint – can be, the team behind Bar La Grassa has hit upon something huge.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Cheese from Singing Hills Goat Dairy is in high demand

The carefully made cheese from Singing Hills Goat Dairy near Nerstrand, Minn., is in high demand in the Twin Cities.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 06:33 AM

Restaurant notes: Hans' Bakery, 128 Cafe, Twisted Fork Grille, Red Cow

A real estate broker is bringing the iconic Hans’ Bakery in Anoka, founded in 1973, back to life.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 04:19 PM

Destination Duluth: Where to eat right now

In Duluth's ever-growing culinary scene, longtime practitioners continue to impress, and a steady stream of talented newcomers are revitalizing downtown, energizing Canal Park and popping up in offbeat pockets.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:10 AM

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