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If you happen to find yourself in Detroit, Michigan, there will be an establishment that you must pay a visit to: Mom’s Spaghetti, a restaurant that is owned by Eminem.

As you probably have guessed, the name of the physical establishment is a tribute to the iconic line from his 8 Mile track “Lose Yourself.”

Photo: flickr/Sebastian Vital

The restaurant is located right in downtown Detroit, where it opened up on the 29th of September. It was built in a joint effort with Eminem, his manager Paul Rosenberg, and the Union Joints restaurant group. Mom’s Spaghetti started off as a pop-up back in 2017, but now its permanent address marks a first for the business.

Its location is a small bodega within Union Assembly. Ann Stevenson designed the area and completed it with a walk-up window in the alley. There is a little area of indoor seating beside the bodega.

There will be more exciting projects in the works as well. There will be an upcoming opening of a retail space just above Mom’s Spaghetti that is called The Trailer. It will be paying homage to the B. Rabbit’s trailer from 8 Mile. The Trailer will be selling Mom’s Spaghetti perch as well as limited editions or dead stock pieces that come from Eminem’s retail collection and memorabilia.

Photo: YouTube/EminemMusic

According to TulsaWorld, Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, stated, “We’ve had a lot of fun putting this project together with the folks at Union Joints, and the response from fans has been overwhelmingly positive. The previous pop-ups were really a test for us to determine whether there was enthusiasm for a regularly-occurring Mom’s Spaghetti spot that would be open all year long. We are really pleased to announce the arrival of the walk-up restaurant and adjacent upstairs store, called The Trailer, where fans can experience a uniquely-curated environment and obtain merch and other items from Eminem and his new pasta operation.”

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Curt Catallo, the co-owner of Union Joints, also shared, “When we were first tapped to create the pop-ups it was an honor for all of us involved. The opportunity to build a permanent location based on an incredibly meta reference was one that everyone at Union Joints, as a Metro Detroit restaurant group, took very seriously. We’re proud of the fact that we created a scratch sauce that tastes like it’s straight from the jar, and wok-firing the noodles gives it that leftover pasta snap. The walk-up window and small diner-like spot for people to eat add to the feeling that this is a homegrown, DIY experience. And The Trailer retail space that Ann (Stevenson) designed is a nod to Eminem’s character in 8 Mile…it’s something that belongs in Detroit, and it feels right at home in this space.”

The official address of the establishment is below:

Mom’s Spaghetti
2131 Woodward Avenue
Dtroit, Michigan 48201

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