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Joe Biden Went to Ayesha Curry’s BBQ Restaurant and Only Got Ice Cream

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Joe Biden in August 2008
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Joe Biden’s well-documented love of ice cream doesn’t appear to have faded a bit. The former vice president, who was in San Francisco promoting his new book with a talk at the JCC, indulged in his chosen vice at International Smoke, a new barbecue restaurant from celebrity chef Ayesha Curry and restaurateur Michael Mina.

According to a representative of the restaurant, Biden came in late Tuesday night with a small group. “While his guests were eating dinner, VP Biden appeared to be eating ice cream!” she writes.

That account is corroborated on Instagram, where a diner at a nearby table wrote that “we were having dinner at [International Smoke] and Biden came into the restaurant for dessert. Bought him a coke and he came over to say thanks and take pictures!”

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Biden is just the latest celebrity patron to visit International Smoke. The SoMa restaurant is also popular with the Golden State Warriors, for whatever reason.

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Former vice president Biden was last seen dining in San Francisco in January 2017, when he swung by The Melt in SoMa for a grilled cheese — and chocolate shake, of course. Another member of the Obama white house, Michelle Obama, also seems to be a fan of San Francisco’s dining scene. On a recent local trip, she ordered Souvla for her flight back from SF to DC.

International Smoke

301 Mission Street, , CA 94105 (415) 722-2138 Visit Website