Our latest neighborhood map to grace the airwaves was of the MiMo and Eastside corridor, an area of Miami that seems to be stuck in Miami’s own “Golden Era”. Many of us know we’ve stepped into the landmark neighborhood as we’re driving up Biscayne Boulevard when the architecture transports you back over 60 years in the past. Thanks to the MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District, the thread of motels and office buildings so characteristic of the 1950s will forever remain untouched. And along with that, the essence of small businesses and a tropically residential way of life that are equally as fun to explore when in the area. So jump in your convertible and cruise up there for this perfect day in the neighborhood:

Morning

As usual, a full day of exploring needs to start with some serious fuel, and where better to begin than the supremely delicious Flavorish Market? Their house-baked croissants are made fresh daily and fly off the shelves fast so get there early and don’t miss the ham & cheese. Burn that treat off at B-Fit, a local neighborhood that offers everything from bootcamps and hiit training to yoga, all in a low-key tight-knit atmosphere. Then, recreate your own scene from Moonlight and dig into a famous breakfast platter (pancakes!!) at Jimmy’s Eastside Diner. If it’s a Saturday, make sure to support local and head to the Legion Park Farmers Market to snag some delicious and healthy bites, sips, and plants.

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Afternoon

Get your creative juices flowing at Ironside where you can grab an authentic Italian meal and one of the yummiest lattes in town. Wind down and you flip through the endless selection of music at Technique Records where the vibe is chill and every once in a while, a live vinyl DJ in the background. Then, get into happy hour at one of our absolute favorite spots: Bar Meli. This intimate Mediterranean hang is so real, the owner serves flowing wine herself with a side of fun, live music and even livelier conversation. Before that, or if you’re feeling adventurous, hop into a group run with iRun Company and catch the sights like the original Coppertone Girl sign.

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Night

As the sun starts to set on such a colorful day, meet up with friends or lovers for romantic drinks and chats at Cafe Roval. If you haven’t eaten yet, we suggest checking out the new El Toro Taco Bar at The Anderson so you can kill two birds with one jam. Or, indulge in Blue Collar‘s beloved menu of seriously comforting American-style eats. Make your way over to the highly local neighborhood bar, The New Yorker Patio Bar where local DJs have found a new home and the atmosphere is perfect for a wind down. Round the night off with one last decadent treat at Eastside Pizza and don’t forget to top it off with garlic knots!

Photo: FujiFilmGirl