In just a few weeks, the wife of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, Ayesha, will open a non-traditional “global’ barbecue restaurant called International Smoke in the downtown Houston area.
via ABC 13
HOUSTON, Texas — International Smoke, the barbecue-inspired restaurant that unites celebrity chef Michael Mina with cookbook author and lifestyle guru Ayesha Curry, will open on July 5, the restaurant announced.
Inspired by Mina and Curry’s backgrounds and culinary interests, the menu takes a global approach to barbecue and live fire cooking. The restaurant’s menu includes everything from Chinese-style char sui pork shoulder to Argentinian steak with chimichurri and ingredients cooked over Japanese binchotan charcoal
Instead of attempting to put a spin on American barbecue styles – the only notable item is St. Louis-style pork ribs – the influences include Asian dishes such as a Vietnamese pork chop and lots of grilled and smoked seafood
Of course Rockets fans, who are still salty about their team losing to the Warriors a few weeks in the Western Conference finals, are already flooding the restaurant’s yelp page with 1 star reviews.
I wonder how successful Ayesha’s restaurant will be in Houston considering the Rockets are going to be feuding with the Warriors for years to come.