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Mike Lata

Steak Charleston

FIG: Best Chef-in-Waiting at Seasonal Charleston Winner

Mike Lata’s farm-driven Charleston restaurant, FIG, consistently delivers culinary satisfaction. This year, Robert Stehling from cross-town Hominy Grill won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast. It just as easily could have been...
Restaurant Charleston

FIG: Reinforcing Food Is Good at Seasonal Charleston Bistro

My family and I returned to Mike Lata’s seasonal Southern bistro in Charleston, FIG, for the second time in 2007. Once again, Lata proved (F)ood (I)s (G)ood. The Charleston Stage adaptation of David Sedaris’...
Chicken Charleston

FIG: Elevating Seasonal Cuisine in Charleston’s Historic Core

Chef-owner Mike Lata has developed a national reputation for his seasonal, local market-driven cuisine. This year, he was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award, in the Best Chef Southeast category. After tasting his...