Vanessa Paz

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Baketress Stressed: Richard Hales, Vanessa Paz Part Ways

    Laine DossIs Hales wearing the leopard apron now?​Right after we finished writing the announcement for Sakaya Kitchen Downtown's opening, we got a call from chef/owner Richard Hales."Just wanted you to know that Vanessa isn't with The Baketress anymore," he told Short Order. Hales then informed us ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Richard Hales On Round-Ups: "A Crutch for Crappy Food Trucks"

    Banana cream pie from Baketress​Richard Hales' Sakaya Kitchen was a pioneer in both locale (Midtown, then a ghost town in terms of eateries) and concept -- affordable, chef-driven, Asian-inspired small plates (pre Gigi, Wok Town, Pubbelly, etc.). Hales was also right at the intersection of the ori ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Foodstock: One Night Of Peas and Music Food Truck Roster Announced

    HippyHoundDogAll decked out for Foodstock​This past weekend we set back the clock one hour. This coming weekend, we're setting the clock back even farther ... to 1969, a time when hippies chanted "make love, not war," traded love beads and ate street food. Let's put it this way, hippies were the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen Downtown: A First Look Including Baked Halloween Whoopie Pie

    All photos by Laine DossRichard Hales and Vanessa Paz teamed to form The Baketress​Sakaya Kitchen's downtown restaurant is still being worked on, but owner Richard Hales let Short Order have a sneak peek at the location and, most importantly, the kitchen where Baketress Vanessa Paz is already busy ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales Expands His Empire; Truck Tracker for Tonight

    Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Hales's first food truck, is set to make new friends.​Since opening Sakaya Kitchen in December 2009, chef/entrepreneur Richard Hales has made quite a name for himself. The restaurant won numerous awards and accolades including Best Healthful Fast Food by New Times and one of the ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 22, 2010

    Iron Fork 2010: Jose Luis Flores Takes the Pan; Short Order Award Winners Announced

    Paula NiñoChef Jose Luis Flores​View photos from Iron Fork 2010 at Grand Central here.De Rodriguez Cuba's Jose Luis Flores won the 2010 Iron Fork title last night in a battle against defending champ John Critchley of Area 31. The chefs were given 45 minutes to prepare one appetizer and one entree ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Short Order Just Desserts -- Our Nominees Are...

    With Top Chef Just Desserts hitting the airwaves there is no doubt that satisfying a sweet tooth is the hot thing to do for cooler months ahead. So we reached out to our Short Order Best Pastry Chef Nominees to get the 411 on who they are and their favorite fall dessert. Drum roll....Chefs are liste ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Kris Wessel Interview, Part Two

    Kris with daughters on vacation; he's a chef, not a photographer​This is part two of our interview with Kris Wessel, chef/owner of Red Light Little River. You can read the first part of the interview here. Three influences that, culinarily speaking, got you to where you are today.Growing up in New ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    Restaurant Chefs Are Doing It for Themselves

    There's less of a hunger for sweets makers