Lindesnes Journal: Europe’s first underwater restaurant attracts visitors to southern Norway.

By Ron Bernthal Located at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, where cold winter winds and ethereal summer breezes blow over rocky beaches, an underwater restaurant, the first in Europe, is situated at a unique geographical confluence, where thousands … Continue reading

Review: Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland, Maine

by Ron Bernthal * Banner Image – Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizbeth, Portland (photo Joanna Tricorache) During the past decade Portland, Maine, has been going through something of a culinary boom. Travel + Leisure magazine has placed it on … Continue reading

SoHo NYC Restaurant Review: Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

By Ron Bernthal Chef Philip Guardione used to spend his days and nights on Manhattan’s Prince and Spring streets, where his two popular restaurants, Piccola Cucina Enoteca, 184 Prince, opened 2010, and Piccola Cucina Osteria, 196 Spring, opened 2013, attract … Continue reading

Newport Beach Journal: Local Developer Blends SoCal with New England to Achieve a Design and Culinary Gem

By Ron Bernthal Located on the site of the old Newport Beach City Hall, on Balboa Peninsula, Lido House is one of southern California’s newest and most modern hotels. Opened in May, 2018, the Orange County hotel property, and its … Continue reading

Review: Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Los Angeles

 By Ron Bernthal I have always liked the Kimpton brand when it comes to urban boutique hotels, and the new Kimpton La Peer Los Angeles property, opened in 2018 in West Hollywood’s Design District, did not disappoint. For this property … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Westward, Seattle

By Ron Bernthal In 2014 Bon Appétit magazine named Westward one of the best new restaurants in the U.S., but even before I had anything to eat I had reason to love it. Located on the north shore of Seattle’s … Continue reading

The Sinatra Table at Scottsdale’s FnB

By Ron Bernthal When Emily Milic, co-owner of the newly relocated FnB restaurant in Scottsdale’s Old Town, asked me to remove my coat before going to my table for dinner, “because it was a tight squeeze,” I wasn’t sure what … Continue reading

Blackbird Kitchen, Bozeman, Montana – Restaurant Review

Blackbird Kitchen, Bozeman, Montana by Ron Bernthal During the past decade Bozeman, Montana, has been quietly revitalizing its 19th-century downtown buildings and along with its stunning location in the Gallatin River Valley, surrounded by six mountain ranges, has been attracting … Continue reading

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany Review: Ron Bernthal The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in 2005 on a lovely, historic square in the middle of the city. The museum’s collection of mostly European contemporary art is outstanding, and the building itself, a … Continue reading