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Ayesha Curry, Michael Mina Team Up for Barbecue-Themed Pop-Up Restaurant



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    Bay Area foodies rejoice!

    Two local culinary powerhouses are joining forces  

    Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina are poised to unveil a pop-up restaurant, named International Smoke, starting June 4. 

    Since it opened doors last summer, Mina’s Marina-based Test Kitchen has offered diners a smorgasbord of Middle Eastern, Indian and Italian-American fare, according to SFGate.

    Now, he’s changing things up.

    The theme at International Smoke will be all things barbecue. The $45 four-course menu promises to be influenced by Curry’s Chinese, Jamaican, African American and Polish roots.

    “As Michael and I talked, this idea was born. It embodies every aspect of the flavors I cook with and it is representative of the different cultures I grew up with and around,” Curry said in an email to SFGate.

    The 27-year-old is married to Stephen Curry, MVP of the reigning NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors. 

    In announcing International Smoke on her Instagram account, Curry wrote: "A lighter fresher take on barbecue from all over the world! Everything from hummus to chili to ribs and fixin's... Did someone say double dipped onion rings?!!! ������"

    Diners can expect tweaks to the menu, which is slated to feature items from Curry’s upcoming cookbook, “The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well,” roughly every month, the SFGate reported.

    International Smoke will be open Wednesday through Saturday nights until the end of the summer.

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