The Local Next Door: Miami Beach with Julian Johnston

Corcoran agent Julian Johnston has been a Miami Beach local since 1999. Follow along as he zips around the vivacious seaside neighborhood on a Vespa, exploring his favorite restaurants, parks, and a home that was once owned by an A-list singer.

Icebox Cafe is a fashionable eatery to find an assortment of well-balanced food choices. Open various times throughout the week; visit the website to learn more. 1855 Purdy Ave; 305.538.8448

Panther Coffee is a specialty coffee company exposing the true tastes of Miami culture. Open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  2390 NW 2nd Ave; 305.677.3952

Smith and Wollensky defines steakhouse chic with some of the best views in South Beach while serving prime steaks & seafood. Open various times for lunch and dinner; visit the website to learn more. 1 Washington Ave; 305.673.2800

Meat Market attracts a stylish clientele to this trendy indoor-outdoor venue serving prime cuts of meat and delicate seafood. Open from noon to midnight seven days a week. 915 Lincoln Rd; 305.532.0088

Mr. 01 is a hidden pizza gem in Miami Beach. Be sure to try their famous star shaped pie featuring ricotta cheese stuffed crust. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m. 1680 Michigan Avenue; 305.397.8189

Kyu , a modern Asian-style eatery, is surrounded by the artistic Wynwood walls. Kyu offers artisanal grilled meats and sashimi with vibrant cocktails to wash everything down. Open Monday through Saturday, noon to 11:15 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 251 NW 25th St; 786.577.0150

Zuma is a Japanese food hotspot overlooking the Miami River. Zuma offers an all you can eat weekend brunch that is difficult to pass up. Open various times for lunch and dinner; visit the website to learn more. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way; 305.577.0277

Macchialina serves rustic Italian recipes in the heart of South Beach. They are known for having some of the best pasta in the city of Miami. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 6 to 11 p.m.  and Thursday through Saturday from 6 to 11:30 p.m. 820 Alton Road; 305.534.2124

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