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 review: Ward 6 is Payne Avenue's people magnet

With Ward 6, Bob Parker andEric Foster are demonstrating the transformative power that food and drink have in turning around ignored if not downright troubled neighborhoods.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 03:26 PM

Counter Intelligence: Hits and misses of Target Field food

The opening-day temperature at Target Field was decidedly chilly, but the reception given to hungry Twins fans was warm on Monday, perfect for scoping out new foods available on the ballpark’s concourses.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 09:29 AM

Borough: The Twin Cities' most exciting new restaurant

REVIEW: At innovative Borough, chefs Tyler Shipton and Nick O'Leary demonstrate that two cooks are better than one.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 02:27 PM

Counter Intelligence: James Beard and culinary diplomacy

Two Minneapolis chefs are on their way to the Oscars of the food world.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:31 PM

Union in Minneapolis serves pretty food, up on the roof

REVIEW: At Union, the company behind Crave has turned a derelict downtown Minneapolis corner into a one-of-a-kind destination.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 05:10 PM

Counter Intelligence: Spring means out-of-town restaurants opening

The snow and ice may say otherwise, but warm weather can’t be too far away when Lake Pepin’s seasonal restaurants begin coming out of their annual hibernation.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Blue Plate plans brewpub for Minneapolis' North Loop

To reinforce the notion that Minneapolis’ North Loop is Restaurant Real Estate Central, the Blue Plate Restaurant Co. has signed a lease at 701 Washington Av. N.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 04:09 PM

River Room Popovers

The restaurant's specialty.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Good restaurants in the Minneapolis skyways

Food trucks have definitely raised the creativity standards for quick-service lunches. But with warm weather on the horizon, don’t give up on downtown’s second floor just yet.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Withering Glance: Snub-a-dub-dub at the Oscars

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

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 02:36 PM

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