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

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

Restaurant news: Openings and closings

Jorge Guzman, chef at Solera, has been tapped to oversee the restaurant, beer garden and event center at Surly Brewing Company’s mammoth facility now under construction in Minneapolis

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 02:26 PM

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