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

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

10 restaurants that have opened while you've been hibernating

While diners have been hibernating their way through this endless winter, restaurants have been opening in record numbers. Here’s a rundown of 10 newcomers.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Rabbit Hole: Korean flavors, and great burgers

REVIEW: The Midtown Global Market’s Left Handed Cook has matriculated to full bar-and-restaurant status, with winning results.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 02:41 PM

Travail: 4 stars for this gem in Robbinsdale

The curtain is up in downtown Robbinsdale, and the sound coming out of Travail Kitchen and Amusements is a well-deserved standing ovation.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 02:39 PM

Breakfast: 20 don't-miss dishes at Twin Cities eateries

Weekend brunch may be the fastest-growing segment of the dining industry. But weekday breakfast? It’s not so prolific. Here are 20 ideas that extend the a.m. meal beyond the Tremendous Twelve, the Egg McMuffin and the Grand Slam.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Withering Glance: On high school and humiliation

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

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:24 AM

Cold comfort: This summer's gotta-have ice cream treats

Thanks to blueberry-honey frozen custard and other frozen innovations, battling summertime temperatures is easier – and tastier – than ever.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:19 AM

The chocolate cookie everyone will want to bake

In a preview to his upcoming cookbook, Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel releases the recipe for a remarkable (and remarkably easy to prepare) chocolate cookie. And it’s gluten-free.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 03:11 PM

Restaurant news: Bradstreet Craftshouse headed to Lowry Hill

The former Rye Deli & Bar in Minneapolis hasn’t stayed fallow for long. It’s soon to become the new home of Bradstreet Craftshouse, the influential 5-year-old craft cocktail establishment.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 08:52 AM

Great Chefs: Patrick Atanalian adds a personal touch

Once Sanctuary chef Patrick Atanalian implements a new menu, he immediately starts in on plans for the next one, using his five-course tasting menu as his laboratory.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 11:34 AM

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