Posted by - February 26, 2018 - $$$ (50-100)

Ok OK. You’ve all been asking- HOW IS AYESHA CURRY’S NEW RESTAURANT??

Is it worth the hype?? Is it worth the 3- month wait for a reservation??

Well, let me tell yah. Completely unbiased. (Although- since I manage their social media accounts… does that make me biased??)

The answer is YES. But whatever, who cares?

I’ve eaten here 3+ times and I’m completely obsessed. It also doesn’t help that I recently moved just a few blocks away from International Smoke, which makes it easy for me to pop in for lunch.

The struggle to not eat here everyday is real.

The world has never seen a restaurant BBQ concept like this. It’s sooo much more ELEVATED. And until you dine here, you won’t really “get it”.

You might be thinking… ribs and meat lathered in BBQ sauce. Because that’s what a traditional BBQ joint offers.

Well, lucky for us. Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina has completely changed the game.

And lucky for you… here’s a YouTube video where I take you guys behind the scenes at one of our photoshoots inside International Smoke. You’ll see what I mean when I say, “It’s elevated”.

International Smoke is a new concept based off BBQ and different grilling techniques that span across the globe. The menu is filled with unique and exciting flavors from India, Japan, Korea, Italy and so much more.

The best part? Everything is meant to be shared family-style. So grab your friends and make your reservations HERE. Otherwise, you can pop-in and hope there’s an empty seat at the bar (walk-ins welcome).

Pro-tip: Go right when they open to secure your spot.




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  • Harvey Melgar May 10, 2018 - 10:52 pm Reply


  • Raquel Paradela March 25, 2018 - 3:48 pm Reply

    You are soooo lucky!!! Is she just as cool in person??? FYI- I love following your stories on Insta!

  • Sean March 23, 2018 - 8:14 am Reply

    Stopped in last night and only waited 20 minutes for a seat at the bar. I had the shaking beef, burger and a few drinks! I will definitely be back.

  • Tammy Le March 21, 2018 - 6:39 pm Reply

    It was so nice running into you last week!! I took your recommendation and the mac and cheese did not disappoint. My husband and I already made reservations again for May!

  • It seems to me that I will be able to cook all the things liek that. I guess if you really want to try you will mange to do it.

  • Frances M February 28, 2018 - 10:18 am Reply

    Arghhhhh. Your video is making me so hungry!! I will be in SF in July and already made my reservation!! Can’t wait! What are some other must-try places you recommend for a first timer in San Fran?

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