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

Rick Nelson's best dishes of 2013

Critic Rick Nelson reminisces about his favorite dishes of 2013.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Like its sibling establishments, the Burch is buffed to a high gloss

First came 112 Eatery. Then Bar La Grassa. And now Isaac Becker and Nancy St. Pierre's third equally ambitious effort, Burch Steak and Pizza Bar, is once again the Star Tribune’s Restaurant of the Year.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:17 AM

Withering Glance: The Year in Gay

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

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 01:03 PM

Restaurant year in review

From the closing of Heidi's to a roller-coaster year in the bakery world, here's a look at 2013 in Twin Cities restaurants.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 10:15 AM

Local flavors come alive in 2013

Minnesota authors had a busy year in their kitchens – and at their laptops.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Vincent: Appreciating a classic

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

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:42 PM

Locally sourced: vanilla extract

A KSTP-TV photojournalist by day, Lee Zwiefelhofer’s after-hours career is devoted to creating flavor-concentrated extracts that he markets under the l.c.finns label.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:37 PM

Withering Glance grabs a Kleenex

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

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:05 PM

Our top holiday cookie is...

This year for the Taste Holiday Cookie Contest, our judges went in a different direction and chose finalists with a more homespun feel, like the winning Cappuccino Flats.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:33 PM

Chef-driven cookbooks: a delicious adventure

From food trucks to the upper echelons of haute cuisine, chef-driven cookbooks take readers on a delicious adventure.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 03:31 PM

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