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

3 Twin Cities approaches to pizza

The next time you get a hankering for a slice of pizza, consider these three very different approaches to the Italian pie in the Twin Cities -- all impressive.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 10:07 AM

A final piece of pie from Peter’s Grill in downtown Minneapolis

After 99 years in business, the Minneapolis institution closes. Owner Peter Atsidakos says food trucks put a dent in lunch...

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:20 AM

A record 47 new foods will debut at the Minnesota State Fair

Let the predictions begin.What will be the darling among the bumper crop of new foods making their debut at the...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 11:03 AM

Downtown Minneapolis classic Peter's Grill to close

Peter's Grill owner Peter Atsidakos is calling it quits after Saturday’s lunch service, and when he does, a part of Minneapolis will disappear.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 03:22 PM

Summer and smoke: Grilling season is here

Cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison offer 100 reasons why we should all be firing up the grill, whether it’s gas or charcoal.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Corner Table shines with a new approach

REVIEW: New owners, a new chef and a new sensibility make nine-year-old Corner Table a new restaurant.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 05:03 PM

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

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