Rick Nelson | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Dining and Food

Rick Nelson is a restaurant critic and food writer. He also blogs with Lee Svitak Dean in a food blog, Table Talk.


Meet the master of design for more than 50 Twin Cities restaurants

David Shea's impact on the way Twin Cities restaurants look is unparalleled.


7 Twin Cities restaurants where women run the show

City Afrique At her warm and welcoming restaurant, chef Bea Karngar serves generous portions of the flavorful, hearty stews of her native Liberia, with an…


These 3 Minneapolis restaurants are flying high with new chefs in the kitchen

Star chefs are putting their own stamp on Seven, Corner Table and Sanctuary.


In praise of vegetables as a chef's inspiration

Jeremy Fox, a leading voice in plant-based cooking, shares his ideas in an inspiring new cookbook.


Two new St. Paul restaurants offer a side of history on the menu

Holman's Table and Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery take full advantage of the city's fertile past, with winning results.


New macaron shop at Mall of America makes for a perfect cookie break

A 23-year-old Anoka native recently opened Macarons by Maddie Lu.


10 projects that will change the look of the Twin Cities

These projects, in various stages of the completion pipeline, should elevate the Twin Cities' architectural profile in the not-so-distant future.


10 under-the-radar restaurants to try right now in the Twin Cities

Caught in a restaurant rut? Consider working these 10 under-the-radar establishments into your rotation.


Top chef feeds sick Minnesotans — and his soul — at nonprofit Open Arms

After years of running top-rated restaurants, chef Seth Bixby Daugherty has landed his ultimate job.


From ramen to chowder, 7 must-eat soups at Twin Cities restaurants

Winter isn't over just yet. Here is some help in staying warm.