Eminem is turning one of the most famous lines in music history about vomit into a new restaurant, Mom’s Spaghetti, which will open its doors in Detroit next Wednesday, September 29th.
The restaurant’s name, of course, comes from the indelible opening lines of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” — “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy/There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” But the restaurant itself isn’t a new concept: As The Detroit News reports, Em opened a Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up in 2017, while last year he delivered Mom’s Spaghetti food to frontline workers at Detroit hospitals (there were also Mom’s Spaghetti pop-ups at Coachella and Firefly in 2018, when Eminem headlined both festivals). Both the pop-ups and new restaurant were created in partnership with the local restaurant group, Union Joints
To promote the opening, Mom’s Spaghetti has also started airing a spot on Detroit television stations, and it’s made its way to Twitter in all its low-budget glory. In it, Em towers over the Detroit skyline via green screen technology and spits out a Mom’s Spaghetti takeout carton, while at the very end of the clip he returns, ostensibly with two middle fingers up, although his hands are covered in branded oven mitts.
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As for what kind of grub Mom’s Spaghetti will serve up, well, obviously there will be spaghetti, with meatballs or without, as well as a “s’ghetti sandwich, if you’re looking for a serious carb bomb. The restaurant will also feature what seems to be some kind of merch annex called “The Trailer,” which is described as “a store for Stans.”