News broke last week in the SF Business Times that Michael Mina is partnering with Ayesha Curry to open INTERNATIONAL SMOKE in the ~RN74~ space (obviously they aren’t too worried about that sinking Millennium Tower). She did a successful pop-up at MINA Test Kitchen last year, and they are opening two more International Smoke locations together: one at The Street, A Michael Mina Social House, in Hawaii, this summer, and then Los Angeles in 2018.
According to a follow-up email from the Mina team, menu highlights will include Around the World Pork Ribs (Korean, St. Louis, and al pastor-style ribs paired with salads and slaws); Thai-style barbecue shrimp chile (coconut broth, toasted peanuts, tofu, peas), served with coconut curry cornbread; and The Royal BBQ Platter (slow-cooked char siu pork shoulder, Sobel Bros. pastrami, pollo a la brasa, spicy merguez sausage), served with purple Peruvian potato salad, braised mustard greens, and double-dipped onion rings. Stand by for updates about when the transition will start and RN74 is closing. 301 Mission St. at Fremont.
Seating and the Market Board at RN74. Photo courtesy of RN74.