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11:39 am on Wednesday February 19, 2014

Charleston chefs have another strong showing

Familiar names are on this year's James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalist list, including Sean Brock of McCrady's, FIG, Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery, and Josh Keeler of Two Boroughs Larder.
11:11 am on Thursday May 9, 2013

GQ magazine honors FIG for its whisky selection

Charleston’s FIG was recently honored by GQ as having one of the “10 Best Whiskey Bars in America.”
10:35 am on Wednesday April 10, 2013

Charleston eats celebrated once again

Southern Living magazine will credit Charleston as being one of the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South" in its upcoming May issue.  The magazine's editors accrued a list of the most enticing food havens throughout the region and gave its clientele the...
12:09 am on Friday February 22, 2013

The Ordinary makes GQ list of outstanding restaurants

Mike Lata's seafood oriented "The Ordinary" has recieved plenty of local praise, and now the Upper King Street spot has earned a place on GQ's list, "The 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013", compiled by Alan Richman. On The Ordinary Richman...
6:16 am on Wednesday February 6, 2013

'The Ordinary' earns praise for its food and concept

Image by The Ordinary Writing for the Charleston City Paper, Robert Moss says that Mike Lata's oyster-focused restaurant The Ordinary has freeing limitations. The restaurant inside a revamped former Bank of America building at 544 King Street.
3:41 am on Tuesday December 18, 2012

FIG restauranteurs opening 'The Ordinary' this Wednesday

Image by David McCarus/The Ordinary At a preview spin up meal inside The Ordinary.Come Wednesday, December 19, the highly anticipated Ordinary restaurant is due to be open on Upper King Street.  Being opened by Mike Lata and Adam Nemirow, from...
6:16 am on Wednesday May 23, 2012

FIG restauranteurs to open 'The Ordinary' on Upper King Street

Image by The Ordinary Mika Lata and Adam Nemirow Update: Open as of December 18. Mike Lata and Adam Nemirow, owners of FIG (232 Meeting St.), have announce their intentions to open a new restaurant in the vacant Bank of America building at 544 King...
7:30 am on Wednesday May 18, 2011

Mike Lata competes for king of swine crown at Cochon 555

Image by Flickr user geekgiantChef Mike Lata of FIG Restaurant is traveling to New Orleans this month to participate in a “friendly competition for a cause” at Cochon 555: “5 Pigs, 5 Chefs, 5 Winemakers,” the only national chef competition promoting...
9:37 am on Thursday December 9, 2010

FIG's Mike Lata back on TV, this time cooking, talking on Nightline (with video clip)

Image by NightlineFresh off an Iron Chef showdown, Chef Mike Lata of FIG restaurant (and James Beard winner) has once again been back on television, this time on Nightline. In the four-and-a-half minute segment Lata talks about his drives and...
4:58 am on Monday December 6, 2010

FIG's chef Mike Lata battling it out on Iron Chef (updated x2: Lata loses to Jose Garces)

Image by Kent Miller/James Beard Foundation Lata already has a hot medal, will he add another? Updates at the bottom. Chef Mike Lata of FIG restaurant (and James Beard winner) is set to battle it out with Iron Chef Jose Garces on Sunday, December 5...

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