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

Eight great food trucks worth a visit

As food trucks continue to multiply, these eight stand out among the crowd. There’s a hall-of-fame list, too.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 03:43 PM

Taste 50: Celebrating Minn. farmers markets

In the ninth annual Taste 50, get a glimpse inside this fast-growing and ever-changing world.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 03:22 PM

Restaurant news: Many openings and food festivals

So very many openings6Smith (294 E. Grove Lane, Wayzata, www.6smith.com), the contemporary steakhouse (and primo Lake Minnetonka-gazing venue) by chef...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 02:34 PM

Withering Glance: Swimming costumes we have known and loathed

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

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Diner's Journal: Three prime patios

With its made-for-summer design, the dining room at Loring Kitchen & Bar embraces the outdoors — and the green sweep of Loring Park — in a major way.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 01:46 PM

Archivist offers guided tour through Minneapolis gay history

Follow along as archivist and author Stewart Van Cleve shines a light on a little-known side of the city’s past.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 11:11 AM

2012 -- Taste 50: Rocking local food scene

Our seventh-annual celebration of the individuals rocking the local food scene.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 01:00 PM

2013 -- 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 18, 2014, - 12:35 PM

Skyway dining: Sampling the best of downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul

REVIEW: With this never-ending winter keeping downtown lunchtime diners indoors, now’s an ideal time to drop in on some skyway newcomers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Kyatchi: Surprises await -- even hot dogs

REVIEW: In a baseball-loving environment, a talented crew at Kyatchi pulls off an eclectic menu of sushi, ramen and, yes, hot dogs.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 02:25 PM

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