With a sweater clean of vomit, the rapper worked the walk-up window at the alley-set eatery when it first began serving customers on September 29th. As Complex reports, Em served the first 10 customers their takeout containers of spaghetti and meatballs (with a vegan option available!), snapping pictures with fans at the counter.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the line for the opening day celebration stretched for blocks around Detroit’s Foxtown neighborhood. Some were camping out since the early morning awaiting the 5:00 p.m. opening. While they waited, they were treated to a rendition of “Lose Yourself” (the lyrics of which inspired the restaurant’s name) by the Cass Tech Marching Band.
Eminem initially started Mom’s Spaghetti with a series of pop-up services, including supplying containers of pasta to Michigan heathcare workers last year. Set inside the newly opened Union Assembly restaurant on Woodward Avenue, the brick-and-mortar operation also features an attached retailer outlet called The Trailer, where fans can pick up Eminem merchandise.
Check out footage of the Mom’s Spaghetti line below, as well as patron-shot images of Eminem working the window.
Eminem is having the grand opening of his “Mom’s Spaghetti” restaurant in downtown Detroit.
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eminem at the grand opening of his 'mom's spaghetti' restaurant in detroit (photo credit: jeremy deputat) pic.twitter.com/AilN5Logbf
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