Former President Barack Obama is in town to mark the first national gathering of the Obama Foundation’s My Brothers’s Keeper Alliance.

But on President’s Day, Obama took some time out of the holiday to visit International Smoke, the luxe barbecue restaurant owned by Ayesha Curry and Chef Michael Mina.

In a photo shared on Instagram by Chef Mina, Obama smiles for a photo at the restaurant with Mina and Steph and Ayesha Curry.

“No greater privilege than to cook for this man on President’s Day. Thank you for your highest honor,” Mina captioned the post. 


No greater privilege than to cook for this man on Presidents’ Day. Thank you for the highest honor @barackobama!

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, Obama will attend town hall meetings at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center with Steph Curry. 

Sessions will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

You can also watch mainstage sessions via a livestream on