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

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

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

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