*Ayesha Curry is expanding her presence in the food biz with the opening of her first brick-and-mortar restaurant, International Smoke, a barbecue spot set to open in a space currently occupied by Michael Mina’s RN74, which will close at the end of the summer, according to the Mercury News.
The wife of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry will collaborate on the venture with RN74’s Michelin-starred Mina, whose Mina Test Kitchen took Curry’s global barbecue concept for a test run last year as a wildly popular pop-up.
“My diversity is reflected in the way that I cook,” Curry said at the time, describing how her Chinese, Jamaican, African-American and Polish heritage inspires concoctions. “Barbecue is the perfect way to experiment and indulge in tasting different flavors, cuts of meat and styles of cooking.
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