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

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

American Swedish Institute puts culture on the menu

A restaurant can complement a museum’s vision while bringing in fresh faces — as the American Swedish Institute learned with its sizzling new cafe.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:17 AM

Suburban dining, north by northwest

While it’s hardly a definitive reckoning, here are 10 independently owned reasons — from Elk River to Crystal and points in between — to look (and eat) beyond the chains that dominate the northwest suburban dining landscape.

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 05:59 PM

Withering Glance: Things We Love, Volume 17

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

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 01:02 PM

Great chefs of Minnesota: D'Amico's Jay Sparks

Low-profile but high-impact D’Amico executive chef Jay Sparks has quietly improved the local dining landscape while mentoring a generation of chefs.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 09:53 AM

Counter Intelligence: In Season, turning over a new leaf

In Season, chef Don Saunders’ seasonally focused storefront restaurant, is — and apologies in advance for the weak word play — going out of season. Permanently.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 02:56 PM

Restaurant review: Parka warms up E. Lake Street

This collaborative effort -- involving Victory 44, Rustica and Dogwood Coffee -- puts a welcome spin on Minnesota traditional fare.

Updated: April 19, 2013, - 09:33 PM

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