In a nod to one of his most famous songs, Eminem is hosting a surprise Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up in Detroit on this weekend, the Detroit News first-reports. Eminem, whose full name is Marshall Mathers, made the rather unappetizing announcement on Thursday evening via Twitter: “Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up. Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more.”
The three-day event will be hosted at The Shelter, a club located below Saint Andrew’s Hall at 431 E. Congress St. A venue by a similar name was also featured in the 2002 film 8 Mile, which is loosely based on the artist’s life growing up in Detroit. The pop-up is launching in coordination with the release of Eminem’s new album, Revival.
Metro Detroit restaurant group Union Joints (Vinsetta Garage, Union Woodshop) is working with Eminem’s team on the food and service for the pop-up, according to founder Curt Catallo. On the menu, fans can find mom’s spaghetti for $5 (add meatballs for an additional $3), plus s’ghetti sandwiches for $5. The pop-up will also offer pop and water for $3. The items are designed primarily for takeout, but there will be some seating available.
The Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The social media posts have already been shared several hundred times in the last hour, so expect lines to be long as fans pour into the Shelter for Eminem swag and noodles. In the meantime, brush up on those “Lose Yourself” lyrics.
Update, 8:52 a.m., December 15: This post has been updated with new information from Union Joints.
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Scoping out Eminem’s Mom’s Spaghetti pop-upPosted by Eater Detroit on Friday, December 15, 2017