Eminem surprised fans when he made an appearance serving food on Wednesday at an opening event for his spaghetti restaurant in downtown Detroit.
Featured items on the menu include titular pasta, which customers can order with regular or vegan meatballs, as well as a “sghetti sandwich,” according to the restaurant’s website. Restaurant, Mom’s spaghetti, takes its name from the lyrics of one of Eminem’s best-known songs, “Lose Yourself”, which won the rapper an Oscar in 2003.
Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager, explained in a declaration posted on Monday that previous pop-ups from Mom’s Spaghetti, a partnership between Eminem and restaurant group Union Joints, were the inspiration for the restaurant’s permanent location.
“We had a lot of fun putting this project together with the folks at Union Joints,” Rosenberg said in the statement. “The previous pop-ups were really a test for us to see if there was enthusiasm for a mom’s spaghetti spot that would perform regularly and be open year round.”
Curt Catallo, one of the owners of Union Joints, explained in Rosenberg’s statement that working on the pop-ups “was an honor for all of us involved.” Catallo added that the partners are proud to have “created a scratch sauce that tastes like straight out of the pot, and woking the noodles gives it that leftover pasta.”
“The walk-in window and the small restaurant-like place where people can eat add to the feeling that this is a home-made DIY experience,” continued Catallo.
In addition to the restaurant, there is an upstairs store called The Trailer, named after the 2002 movie 8 Mile, which starred the rapper. Customers can purchase Eminem branded merchandise and souvenirs in the retail store. The rapper encouraged fans to come to the grand opening in a tweet on Monday.
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Original author: Elizabeth faddis
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