Ayesha Curry's Bay Area Pop-Up Restaurant To Become a Permanent Fixture This Fall
Ayesha Curry has come a long way since posting her first meal prep demonstration three years ago.
May 09, 2017 at 1:54 pm
Ayesha Curry has come a long way since posting her first meal prep demonstration in 2014 on her Little Lights of Mine YouTube Channel. In three years, the Canadian-American foodie has released a cookbook, launched a meal-kit delivery service, and starred in her own show on the Food Network. Now the celebrity chef basketball wife is solidifying her moguldom as a restaurant owner.
Photo: YouTube/Little Lights of Mine
In 2016 Curry co-launched pop-up restaurant, International Smoke, with chef Michael Mina. The menu of light barbecue fare, including savory St. Louis pork ribs, braised mustard greens, slow-cooked char Sui pork shoulder, and Singapore-style black pepper barbecue lobster, was a hit with restaurant goers. The success of which has made way for the restaurant to become a permanent fixture in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. On Sunday, Curry took to Instagram on Sunday to make the announcement.
Well… the word is out. I will be opening up my first restaurant in SF!!! I can't scream loud enough how grateful and humbled I am by this blessing! Thank you Jesus! It's been so hard to keep this to myself and I'm so happy to finally share the news. This will be our flag ship #InternationalSmoke restaurant. The pop up was so successful and I am excited to turn my dreams into a reality with @chefmichaelmina and The Mina Group. Nothing brings people together like food. Nothing brings family together like BBQ… elevated! Thank you to @sfchronicle for the love and support. Let's do this!!! @jsmcmillan @rushlowj @asobel #EatAtSMOKE #ChefAyeshaCurry ComingMid2017
The restaurant is expected to open this fall.