10 thoughts: Mike Lata

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Mike Lata is the chef/partner of FIG restaurant and The Ordinary in Charleston, SC. In 2009 the James Beard Foundation named him Best Chef: Southeast.

1. One thing you don’t know about me is that I grew up wanting to be a disc jockey on the late-night shift. I went to bed as a kid listening to the radio, and I loved what the late-night Boston and East Coast DJs liked to talk about and listen to. They were super kooky and quirky, but also super soothing.

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