About Us

Ron Crider has reviewed Restaurants, Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Ship Lines since 1992.

I’m Ron Crider. I’ve been a resident of Vero Beach since 1980. A resident of Fort Pierce in 1972. I have had the good fortune to have been reviewing Restaurants, Resorts,  Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Travel Destinations since 1992. I have further been blessed by living on the Treasure Coast for over 30 Years, therefore I do know a thing or two about the Restaurant and Dining scene here. My primary career has been in Broadcasting and Communications. I owned Y-100 Radio (WMJR Then) in the 60’s. In the 70’s I purchased 2 Radio Stations in Fort Pierce AM 1330 and FM 98.7 Now the Gator. During my tenure in Colorado, I met Chef Pierre Wolfe who was a well-known restaurant owner and Colorado Radio personality. Chef Pierre was doing a show on radio stations I owned in Colorado. Pierre Invited me to become his Co-Host. Pierre was also doing a weekend network program “America’s Dining and Travel Guide” on over 100 stations nationwide. For over 10 years Pierre and I traveled the world to the best Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants meeting dozens of world-renowned Chefs. That’s the short story.

Memory Lane with just a little bit of bragging.

With Chef Jacques Pepin in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean abord an Oceania Ship "Marina"

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Pierre and I did several live radio programs on board the Oceania, “Marina”.  Chef Pepin who became our friend over the years both at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival and on the road, he was our mentor aboard the ship. 

Top of the Eiffel Tower. The day before we broadcast from LE JULES VERNE Room Restaurant 125 meters above it all!

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During our adventures, we stayed at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, one of my top 10 hotels in the world. We also stayed at Hotel Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, and Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris PARIS is one of my favorite cities in the world. Here are only a few of my favorite Paris restaurants we visited and reviewed. La Tour d’Argent, Brasserie Fouquet’s, 

My favorite small hotel is located in Versailles it’s the Trianon Palace Hotel. The Michelin-starred French cuisine at Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in the Hotel is the BEST!



Aspen Food & Wine Festival. We broadcast live from here 10 years straight.

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Get this Tom Ryder started the Aspen Food and Wine Festival. He also started Food and Wine Magazine. Yes, and you can see him almost daily at Ryders Gourmet Market on Cardinal.

Jacques Pepin, Marcella Hazan, Dana Cowin (Editor of Food and Wine), Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Danny Meyer, Daniel Boulard, Guy Feri, Andrew Zimmer, Eric Ripert. These were all the foodie greats we had the honor and pleasure of interviewing and hanging out with year after year. 

Abord is one of the RCL New Ships for a "Media Soft Launch" to nowhere for 3 days. "Explorer of the Seas"

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Here I am with the ship Capitan and my daughter Lisa Crider Brown in 2000.  3 days at sea doing nothing but eating, interviewing, and enjoying life. We left Miami and headed to the Bahamas but never saw any land. This cruise was only for invited press guests. We were honored to be included. 

In our youth working with Laura Ingraham in Vail Colorado. Laura was just getting started in Radio.

The great Camel Race, Petra Jordan.

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This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No, I didn’t win the race. One of our Canadian associates traveling with us came in way ahead of me. 

Locally with Chef Michael Lander. when he had his restaurant on the beach.

The Mövenpick Resort Petra is a 5-star resort is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra

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This is the Roof Garden at the Hotel overlooking the entrance to Petra. Fabulous food and views. I’m coming back here.

Being in Jordan gives new meaning to the   Song ” I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked”. 

Early opening of Dario's Vero Beach with our bartender friend from Fort Pierce.

With the Chef at the Goring Hotel in London.

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This is one of our favorite hotels in London, along with the Capital (Near Harrods), Claridge’s. If you are looking for a real traditional London hotel the Goring is the place. Owned by the same family for over 100 years. 

My favorite Chain restaurant. I've been to over 75 different ones.


Great menu, Great Venue, and Consistent food quality. 

Broadcasting from Havana Cuba. The first American station to have live call-in shows in 1993

It’s not every day we get to go to Havana Cuba. This was early May 1993. Pierre and I did the First Live Call In radio broadcast from Cuba on our station in Denver, (then KNUS). We stayed in the  National de Cuba Hotel. It was a very eye opening experience. We were there for “Liberation Day”, May 1. Thy had a giant parade and Fidel Castro gave one of his long winded speeches. 250,000 people marched to Revolution Square. I was part of the crowd with my English Colorado Press Pass. The army let me go anywhere since my PASS looked very official and they couldn’t read English. The National Hotel was wonderful. It is said it was designed by the same people who designed the Breakers in Palm Beach. I also went to A Rock Concert, 100,000 kids. They were totally well behaved, No Alcohol or Drugs. It’s amazing what a sober community is like!