Top Ten—Julia Ning, Station 5 Table & Bar

Top Ten—Julia Ning, Station 5 Table & Bar

What you find when you go off the radar.

August 18, 2015
Do like the chef-owner of a Miami hotspot does. 


1. 
Shell Lumber
This place has all the bits and bobs that you never knew existed or needed. It's a MacGyver’s toybox. 

2. Centro Taco
Chef Halles has done it again. The food is phenomenal! Reminds me of Mijita in San Francisco

3. 
Books & Books Coral Gables
Has it all. I can go off the radar in here for hours.


4. 
Ray Lamontagne
This man has the most perfect soulful voice. Great for when I'm doing research.

5. 
Etsy
Whether I'm looking for gifts, something for the restaurant or my home this is the first stop I make.


6. 
Coconut Grove
I love this neighborhood because it’s walkable, which is a rare find in Miami. Plus there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.


7. 
Nadeau Furniture
Great pieces and very affordable. The large statement piece in my restaurant, a really beautiful settee, came from there.  


8. 
163rd street in North Miami
Tons of off-the-beaten-path Asian restaurants and grocery stores. It's a lil’ gritty but, that’s where the good stuff is.

9. 
South Florida Art Center on Lincoln Road
Super inspiring...artists in residence, workshops, new exhibitions all the time.

10.
Marky's Gourmet on 79th street
When it’s time to eat like a baller at home, this is where to get the goods. 


When she's not lost in a book or furniture shop, Julia can be found here.

Illustration by Liz Noftle