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

Supermarkets and bakeries open on Thanksgiving

Ran out of sage? Need an extra can of pumpkin purée? It’s not too late. Several Twin Cities area supermarkets and natural foods co-ops are open on Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 06:05 PM

Withering Glance: Who needs streets? We've got skyways

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

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 06:59 AM

Counter Intelligence: Republic owner remaking Dan Kelly's

Dan Kelly’s Bar & Grill in Minneapolis is about to become Dan Kelly’s Pub. The changes go beyond a few words above the door.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 02:44 PM

Tapping the savory side of the sweet potato

The Thanksgiving staple – also known as yams – has a life beyond the marshmallow.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Forum Cafeteria: Downtown's art deco thriller will cook once again

The lights are coming back on at this National Historic landmark, thanks to a team already immersed in reviving another Twin Cities legacy restaurant.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 10:43 PM

Can we learn to love Minneapolis' Peavey Plaza again?

With money, maintenance, a sensitive update and more programming, perhaps Peavey Plaza can regain its old civic magic.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 07:44 PM

Withering Glance: Giving winter the cold shoulder

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

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 02:12 PM

Make budino — butterscotch pudding — your holiday dessert

Everything — including pudding — sounds (and just might taste) better when it’s in Italian.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Prolific Minneapolis restaurateur thinks big at Tiny Diner

Review: Take one former gas station. Add local food and a patio and what do you get? A gift to the neighborhood. The results remain accessible and fuss-free, with short-order fare that frequently yields surprising finesse.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:59 AM

Withering Glance: Style Italiano

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

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:31 PM

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