Craig McDean*

Eminem Is Opening a Mom’s Spaghetti Restaurant in Detroit Inspired by ‘Lose Yourself’ Lyric

Eminem is ready to serve up his famous Mom’s Spaghetti at a new restaurant he’s launching in his Detroit, Mich. hometown.

The Stans know all too well Mom’s Spaghetti’s usual spot (on Slim Shady’s sweater) based on the lyric from Slim Shady’s 2002 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Lose Yourself,” when he raps, “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy/ There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”

Now, it’s officially going to be located on 2131 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, where the grand opening will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

A 30-second television advertisement that aired on the local WXYZ channel Friday morning (Sept. 24) showed the rapper vomiting a Chinese takeout container of mom’s spaghetti in the Detroit River before revealing the spot’s menu offerings of spaghetti, with and without meatballs, as well as s’ghetti sandwiches. The recording left at the number that flashed at the bottom of the ad, (313)-888-8388, also explained that there would be a store specifically for the Stans, called “The Trailer,” located on the second floor of the restaurant.

According to the The Detroit News, Mom’s Spaghetti is part of a partnership with Union Joints restaurant group, which also worked with Eminem for his previous Mom’s Spaghetti pop-ups. He held one in 2017 at The Shelter that was coordinated with the release of his Billboard 200-topping ninth album Revival. The rapper also donated cups of his Mom’s Spaghetti to Detroit hospital workers in April 2020, as the pandemic was beginning its grip on the United States.

Watch the TV ad for Mom’s Spaghetti below.