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

Tapping the savory side of the sweet potato

The Thanksgiving staple – also known as yams – has a life beyond the marshmallow.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Forum Cafeteria: Downtown's art deco thriller will cook once again

The lights are coming back on at this National Historic landmark, thanks to a team already immersed in reviving another Twin Cities legacy restaurant.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 10:43 PM

Can we learn to love Minneapolis' Peavey Plaza again?

With money, maintenance, a sensitive update and more programming, perhaps Peavey Plaza can regain its old civic magic.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 07:44 PM

Withering Glance: Giving winter the cold shoulder

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

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 02:12 PM

Make budino — butterscotch pudding — your holiday dessert

Everything — including pudding — sounds (and just might taste) better when it’s in Italian.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Prolific Minneapolis restaurateur thinks big at Tiny Diner

Review: Take one former gas station. Add local food and a patio and what do you get? A gift to the neighborhood. The results remain accessible and fuss-free, with short-order fare that frequently yields surprising finesse.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:59 AM

Withering Glance: Style Italiano

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

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:31 PM

Nov. 9: Charlie Award for best eats goes to...

These honors acknowledge the best of the eat-and-drink world in the Twin Cities.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Review: New Hard Rock Cafe at Mall of America feels over the hill

The rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant has landed at the Mall of America with a resounding thud. Really, is this the best the region’s most popular tourist attraction can do?

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 02:28 PM

She's taking a 'Minnesota Nice' approach to 'Top Chef'

Rosemount native Katie Weinner is a contestant to watch — and root for — on the current season of the reality TV series.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 08:28 PM

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