Eminem launches pop-up restaurant named after a food he vomited

Photos, from left: Bob Carey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images
Photos, from left: Bob Carey/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images

Right this instant, Detroiters could be visiting what is surely the only pop-up restaurant that is an ode to a food someone threw up. Eminem, in a poorly named attempt to promote his new album Revival, is this weekend hosting a Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up restaurant and shop at music venue The Shelter—the very venue where said vomiting would have occurred. Meta.

According to promoters, the pop-up serves dishes inspired by Eminem’s role in 8 Mile, a film that marked its 15th anniversary last month my god we’re so old. The shop will also sell Revival merchandise, but who cares, tell us more about puke spaghetti.

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“It’s not the kind of pasta you’d expect if your grandma came from Italy on a boat. It’s more like the spaghetti you’d know if your mom came to Michigan on a bus,” says Curt Catallo, co-owner of Union Joints, the restaurant group that partnered with Shady for the pop-up.

The spaghetti is served with made-from-scratch sauce, jarred Parmesan cheese, garlic bread, and can be ordered with optional meatballs. In a dish inspired by Eminem’s “real-life upbringing,” the menu also offers a grilled (what?) Spaghetti Sandwich on white bread. Intrigued? The pop-up is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Along with vomiting the side effects of Mom’s Spaghetti include sweaty palms, weak knees, heaviness in the arms, nervousness and short-term memory loss, speech impediment and choking. If you experience these symptoms, even if you look calm and ready to others, please contact your physician immediately.