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

Almost-new 128 Cafe serves up a welcome change

REVIEW: New owner, new chef, new menu at the 128 Cafe in St. Paul. It’s an almost-new, yet familiar place.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 03:57 PM

Minnesota's 'Monuments' man

Saving art treasures from the ravages of World War II was the work of the “Monuments Men,” including a University of Minnesota architecture professor.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 07:50 AM

Counter intelligence: Restaurant Alma expanding; Corner Table relocating

It’s months away, but a major expansion at four-star Restaurant Alma is in the works. The plan is to convert much of the space currently devoted to Dunn Bros. into a casual and affordable cafe. The working name: Cafe Alma.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 05:00 PM

Diner's Journal: Weather-beating soups

Warm up from the inside out with a bowl of soup.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 02:33 PM

Suburban dining: South of the River

Diners south of the Minnesota River have a surplus of familiar chain restaurant options. Yet it's not impossible to find an independently owned gem in Prior Lake, Savage, Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley and Lakeville.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Try these cookies in lunchboxes

Three entries in our 11th annual Holiday Cookie Contest got us thinking – and baking – beyond December. Time to hit the lunchbox.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 01:05 PM

Withering Glance: A look at 'Looking,' HBO's new gay 'Girls'

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

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Restaurant news: Erick Harcey, Travail, more

Victory 44 chef Erick Harcey is a busy guy, and he’s about to get busier. He’s taking over the former In Season and opening Bent Arrow. Plus more restaurant news.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 02:36 PM

Restaurant news: Hen House Eatery, Aki's Bread Haus

Behind the brown paper that’s covering the windows, the downtown Minneapolis corner once anchored by the venerable Peter’s Grill is being transformed into an “urban farmhouse.”

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 03:57 PM

Last year's Taste 50

Our 2012 celebration of the people rocking the local food scene.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 12:19 PM

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