In August, Fig chef Mike Lata told Eater National his new project The Ordinary could open as late as January, but in the past week there's been some evidence that he might start shucking oysters in the highly-anticipated King Street location before 2012 slips away. Yesterday, he tweeted about a crucial delivery to the restaurant: the white oak that will become the floorboards at The Ordinary. The hood has been installed in the kitchen, and Lata straight-out referenced the December time-frame when he made an appeared on The Dish. Only time will tell if he'll be able to eke it out but, for now, let the menu speculation begin. Was the baked black sea bass he made on The Dish a hint at what The Ordinary will serve? Is it possible FIG's chocolate budino might be on the dessert list? Will rudderfish killed in a humane, Japanese style become their signature dish?
· Mike Lata on FIG and His New Project, The Ordinary [-EN-]
· Charleston's Most Anticipated Fall Openings [-ECHS-]
· @mikelata [Twitter]
· Mike Lata on Skipping Class, Lively Wedding [-ECHS-]
Floorboards being delivered to The Ordinary [Photo: Twitter]