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

In praise of two remakes: Workshop at Union, Le Town Talk

In very different ways, Workshop at Union and Le Town Talk French Diner & Drinkery inject new life into troubled...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:55 PM

Restaurant news: Rainforest Cafe closing, reopening at MOA

Fans of the Rainforest Cafe, listen up: The mega dining attraction at the Mall of America is closing. Temporarily.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 02:53 PM

Streetscapes: Pracna on Main defined the changing riverfront

How an 1890 building, filled with antiques and run as a restaurant for 41 years, sparked the revival of one of the oldest, most picturesque districts in Minneapolis.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 06:12 PM

Newbie reaches for a slow cooker

For decades, what has kept me away from this wildly handy gizmo is the fear of re-creating the mushy, monochromatic stews that emerged from the Harvest Gold you-know-what in my parents’ kitchen.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 02:42 PM

Review: Three cheers (and stars) for Tongue in Cheek

In the continuing dining-out renaissance on St. Paul's East Side, inventive and accessible Tongue in Cheek stands out.

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 07:04 PM

Solera restaurant closes its doors, rooftop bar

The building owners will look for a new concept for the space.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 10:03 PM

Hot chocolate days at local spots

Welcome to January, and prime hot chocolate season.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 01:52 PM

Calendar puts sexy back into cooking

After Twin Cities food lovers turned Travail's 2014 Sexy Chef Calendar into a collector's item, the crew is back with an equally over-the-top 2015 edition. Here's the back story.

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

Restaurant critic Rick Nelson looks back on the 10 best dishes of 2014, including the vegetable holishkes at Brasserie Zentral in Minneapolis.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 01:12 PM

Withering Glance art-walks Nicollet Mall

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

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 01:55 PM

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