Eminem’s “8 Mile” might not have been a brilliant piece of cinema, but it did give us a classic meme in “Mom’s Spaghetti.” Fully embracing the culture that lovingly poked fun at him and his mom’s spaghetti, Eminem has opened a Mom’s Spaghetti pop-up at Detroit music venue The Shelter .
The shop is in honor of “8 Mile’s” 15-year anniversary, and will recreate a version of spaghetti that Eminem’s character, B-Rabbit, rapped about in the movie. The spaghetti will be made by Union Joints chef Vince Baker, and will feature a house-made sauce, which he said tastes like it’s from a jar. You can even add beef meatball’s if you want to add some extra oomph to it.
If you’re not familiar with the hype around Mom’s Spaghetti, it is a reference to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” track off the “8 Mile” soundtrack, as he famously said, “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are have. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” Of course, years later, after the popular song was stuck in our heads for years, memes took their course and brought mom’s spaghetti back to relevance.
Aside from a classic spaghetti dish, the pop-up will also feature a “S’ghetti Sandwich,” which is actually something ate growing up. The sandwich consists of house-made white bread, and grilled.
The pop-up is only up December 15 and 16, so if you want a chance to actually immerse your self in Eminem’s mom’s spaghetti, book a flight to Detroit.