Surprise! Eminem serves fans at food window of Mom’s Spaghetti restaurant Detroit opening – MLive.com

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DETROIT – Talk about a first trip to Detroit he’ll never forget. An Eminem fan from New York came to the Motor City for the rapper’s Mom’s Spaghetti restaurant opening only to be one of the few to actually meet the real “Slim Shady.”

Brendan Linden, who is from the Bronx, was one of the first people in the line which stretched for blocks along Woodward Avenue. Much to his surprise, Eminem showed up before the doors opened and handed spaghetti to the first 10 people.

“I came here in the hopes of meeting him. I didn’t think he was going to be here,” an excited Linden told MLive. “He shook my hand and I told him what he means to my life and how much his music has impacted me. He told me thank you so much and he gave me some food.”

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Eminem serves spaghetti to Brendan Linden at the grand opening of the rapper’s Mom’s Spaghetti restaurant in Detroit on September 29, 2021. Linden is from New York and was visiting Detroit for the first time in his life for the restaurant’s opening. (Selfie by Brendan Linden)

The walk-up window opened on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5:00 p.m. It’s located inside the newly-opened Union Assembly restaurant at 2131 Woodward Ave., which is between The Fox Theatre and The Fillmore.

Linden wasn’t the only one still in shock when we got there before the eatery opened. Joel and Erin Farrer of Allen Park and Detroit also met the rapper and say it was one of the coolest moments of their lives.

“They told us they wanted 10 people. So we went around the corner and Eminem was giving out spaghetti,” Erin Farrer said with a huge smile on her face. “When I went up there, I was crying and he said, ‘It’s OK, it’s just spaghetti.’ I told him I had waited my whole life to meet you and he gave me a hug and signed my spaghetti container.”

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Eminem’s Mom’s Spaghetti restaurant in Downtown Detroit on opening day on September 29, 2021. (Photo by Edward Pevos | MLive)

“Seeing her get all emotional made me want to cry for her,” Joel Farrer added. “I had him sign my bag and told him, ‘Thank you, that’s my cousin and all she ever wanted to do was meet you.’ It was a 10 or 15 second conversation, but it was great.”

Mom’s Spaghetti is a walk-up restaurant serving three things: Mom’s Spaghetti ($9), Mom’s Spaghetti with meatballs ($12) and a S’ghetti Sandwich ($11) along with water and pop. For a small additional charge, you can also get vegan meatballs.

The adjacent upstairs store, “The Trailer,” sells Mom’s Spaghetti merch, items from the Eminem retail collection (including limited editions and coveted dead stock) and memorabilia from the Eminem archives. We’re told you can also expect drops and rotating stock at “The Trailer,” which is limited to eight “Stans” at a time.

Union Assembly is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight (the kitchen is open until 10 p.m.), Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. (kitchen until 11 p.m.) and Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight (kitchen till 9 p.m.). It’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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