The year is 2002, and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” is blasting through the speakers. “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” Well almost two decades later the famous hit has a brick and mortar restaurant to go with it called, appropriately, Mom’s Spaghetti, which opens in Detroit on Sept. 29.
The restaurant was first introduced as a pop-up in 2017, and in 2020 it returned as a way to pass out free meals to healthcare workers. Now the famous lyric will become a permanent fixture of the community thanks to the Detroit-based Union Joints restaurant group. Eminem confirmed the news and even posted the restaurant’s commercial on Twitter.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) September 28, 2021
The Detroit News described the restaurant space as a “small bodega” at 2131 Woodward Ave. The shop will provide a walk-up window where diners can place an order from the variations of Mom’s spaghetti: with or without meatballs, with vegan meatballs, or you can try the ‘Sghetti Sandwich, which is spaghetti sandwiched between two pieces of bread.
On opening day, Eminem himself stood at the take-out window and handed out orders, spoke with fans, and let people take a few selfies.
True Eminem fans can afterwards check out The Trailer, a store selling limited-edition Eminem merch and memorabilia.