By Steve Pike | Examiner
The Wynwood Yard in Miami is adding Sakaya Kitchen’s Dim Ssam a gogo to its roster of outstanding food concepts (http://www.thewynwoodyard.com/sakaya). The concept is led by Richard Hales, one of the original forces behind Miami’s food truck scene and the chef behind Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick restaurants.
Beginning Jan. 16, guests of The Wynwood Yard will be able to dine on Sakaya Kitchen’s popular Asian fusion dishes that include Korean Fried Chicken (crispy wings seasoned with soy sauce, chili and Korean spices), as well as chunk’d Kalbi cheese tots (tater tots topped with grilled Korean beef Kalbi, house-made cheese and ssamjang chili sauce).
In line with The Wynwood Yard’s experimental approach, Dim Ssam a gogo will use the truck’s residency at The Wynwood Yard to test some new dishes soon. For example, on Jan. 17 at the Wine & Reggae Festival, the truck will serve char siu pork dhalpouri, a Chinese roti stuffed with Caja China Chinese roast pork, curry dhal and geerah(cumin).
“I’ve been serving food in the Wynwood neighborhood before almost anybody,’’ Hales said. “I’m not sure if a lot of people remember when there were no food trucks in Wynwood. The few trucks that existed used to be in the Design District for Art Walk. I remember being parked on NW 2nd Ave. in 2010 and no one was there. We were also one of the first restaurants in Midtown Miami in 2009. Now we see the growth of Miami compared to other cities, both in how neighborhoods like Wynwood have evolved, but also in the way the Miami food scene has grown.
” We’ve always been neighborhood-based and experimental. So now it makes sense that we’re aligning with The Wynwood Yard. The Wynwood Yard is bringing something creative and new to the Miami food scene. And we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Other food concepts at the outdoor space include Della Test Kitchen, offering plant-based “healthy bowls of happy,” the omakase sushi food truck, Myumi, and Middle Eastern conceptThe Arabian Knife. Thyme, the full bar at The Wynwood Yard, serves cocktails, draft beer, draft wine, Non-Prophet kombucha and Panther Coffee. The Wynwood Yard is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, as well as late nights on Friday and Saturday.