You guys all know that I love to travel and I love finding new fun hot spots! New chic locations – new destinations – new travel spots that change things up a bit and that really give me an opportunity to fill my mind with wonder and adventure! One of my favourite things to do is take a look at restaurant and food options when I visit a new place. I do some of my research in advance – because I do like to set up a schedule of sorts – and have some idea of what I want to do and what I want to see – try out – test out – explore etc. But I also leave a couple of things up in the air…so that I can land on something that really feels like a new experience – that unexpected hot spot that you just happened to find and land on – and well – I found one that I fell in love with on my latest trip to Miami – Chipocludo!
I have always had this fascination with superpowers – with the whole superhero world in general. I was one of those kids – or one of those little girls that watched both the fun bubbly stuff on tv – but also really appreciated those action series’ – a little ‘BAM’ – ‘POW’ – ‘WAM’ never hurt anyone right? I loved the idea of seeing myself or thinking of myself as superhuman – fell in love with the idea of having being able to do something more that what I could do as a ‘regular’ human – as I used to call it in those days. Chipocludo – by definition refers to a person who is interesting and powerful – so what a coincidence that I landed on a restaurant that embodied all things superhero and all things powerful.
When you’re looking for anything in life nowadays – you always want it to feel like an experience! I find this is especially the case in the culinary space – specifically when referring to ‘food’ and ‘dining’ experiences. As the customer – you want to walk in and feel like you are being transported somewhere – taken to a new place – a new world really – somewhere where you can let go of all of your worries and troubles and just enjoy something special. Well – let’s just say that Chipocludo is great at all of those things – check check check! The artwork on the wall – the menu – the offerings – the delicious food – the smells and scents throughout the space – just screams superpower comfort-food – my kind of place – my kind of experience!
The other thing that people talk about more and more today – is their story! We all have one. We are all somebody – we all have meaning and value…and purpose – and it really is the one thing that is unique about each one of us! We all took certain paths to get where we are today – we learned things along the way – taught others – picked up new skills – tips – tricks – all special and unique. I had a chance to speak with the owner while I was there – and he shared his story. He told me a little bit about his family – their history – why he decided to get into the food business and why serving up good delicious food was important to him. He grew up in a household where dining and gathering at the table was very important – it was really the most critical part of the day – and he wanted to make sure that his restaurant – and his vision for the restaurant really represented how important food and time together really was and is to him. If you have a chance to get out to Miami – be sure to stop by Chipocludo! It’s definitely a Chic Sophistic Approved hotspot!