With a larger-than-life personality, the late Tupac Shakur was known for many roles: rapper, actor, and even dancer. Unfortunately, due to his untimely death, he never took on the role of restaurateur despite having a vision for his own restaurant, Powamekka Café. Now, ‘Pac fans will be thrilled to hear that his concept Powamekka Café will be popping up in Los Angeles this month for two weeks.
According to Eaterthe Tupac family will open the Powamekka Café on Thursday, June 16 at 800 W. Olympic Boulevard in partnership with California soul food restaurant Fixins Soul Kitchen.
true reverse Tupac’s written notes, who described his idea for a restaurant with “the best of southern and Creole cuisine,” the Powamekka pop-up will include okra, fried chicken wings and meatloaf. The rapper’s idea also included mentions of “the best sandwiches on the planet” and “food from generations of recipes.”
In addition to what is sure to be soulful cuisine, pop-up Powamekka Café is collaborating with neighbor Exhibition “Wake me up when I’m free” to showcase memorabilia from Tupac’s life. Notebooks describing the original idea of the Powamekka Café will be among the items presented.
This pop-up is not the first time the Powamekka Café has seen the light of day. In 2017, Queens rappers Nas and restaurateur John Seymore opened a temporary Powamekka Café at their New York restaurant Sweet Chick. The pop-up only lasted a few days, but included Pac-inspired cocktails, decor, and more.
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