After a successful pop-up in 2016, Ayesha Curry is bringing her unique style of barbecue back to San Francisco—this time for good.
With the help of local empire-builder Michael Mina, Curry's first brick-and-mortar restaurant, International Smoke, will take over the RN74 space on the ground floor of Millennium Tower later this year.
International Smoke will offer a $45 prix-fixe, family-style menu, similar to the one offered at the pop-up, featuring grilled and smoked meats prepared with a global twist. This will be the second location of International Smoke, with a smaller food stall already open in Honolulu and a second stall to open in Los Angeles next year.
Curry has quickly made herself a culinary force in the Bay Area with multiple cookbooks, her own Food Network Show, an upcoming cookware line, and even her own meal kit delivery service.
As for RN74 chef Adam Sobel, he's already moved on to a couple of new projects at the MINA Test Kitchen and may even get his own brick-and-mortar incarnation of the Middle-Terranea pop-up from last year.