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

Lucia's and W.A. Frost: A look at classic restaurants

REVIEW: In the rush to embrace the never-ending stream of restaurant newcomers, don't overlook the classics.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:30 PM

Coup d’état: A revolutuion takes over Uptown

REVIEW: Revolution never before tasted this good as Coup d’état claims a corner of Uptown.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:26 PM

Grain Stack: Minneapolis Institute of Arts gets restaurant makeover

Creativity – and high standards – should be accessible to all. That's the credo of Grain Stack, the intriguing new restaurant at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:21 PM

Lake & Irving: At the intersection of young and hungry

REVIEW: Two siblings, both chefs – and both youthful – are lighting up the Uptown corner of Lake and Irving.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:14 PM

Union: A change for the better

REVIEW: A new seafood emphasis – led by a chef to watch out for – has transformed a formerly overlooked street-level restaurant.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:07 PM

Vincent: Appreciating a classic

REVIEW: At his 12-year-old Nicollet Mall restaurant, chef Vincent Francoual demonstrates tradition’s inherent appeal.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:04 PM

Honey and Rye Bakehouse: A 'honey' of a bakery

REVIEW: A new St. Louis Park purveyor of breads and sweets applies contemporary sensibilities to treasured favorites.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 12:59 PM

FireLake Grill: Hotel eatery marks turnaround for Mall of America

REVIEW: One of the Mall of America’s enduring mysteries is squaring its ability to lure buzz-worthy retailers against a mediocre dining-and-drinking track record.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 12:49 PM

Tavern 4 & 5: A suprise in Eden Prairie

REVIEW: Appealing gastropub fare and craft beers reinvigorate an Eden Praire strip mall.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Withering Glance: Please stop

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

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:27 PM

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