The late Tupac Shakur is set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and his biopic All Eyez On Me coming in June. And now, a cafe inspired by the rapper is opening in New York.
The late rapper’s estate has announced plans to turn Lower East Side’s Sweet Chick into Powamekka Café, a restaurant concept that Pac dreamed of opening before his death in 1996.
However, the Powamekka Café will be opened for a limited time, from April 7-9 at 178 Ludlow St.
“Tupac’s creative vision was limitless. He was constantly working on ideas and plans that reached far beyond music and film,” said Tom Whalley, the estate trustee. “One of the things he was extremely passionate about was opening a restaurant; he even sketched out plans and a concept for a menu. We are proud to bring Tupac’s Powamekka Café to life.”
Apparently, Shakur wrote about the restaurant concept in one of his famous notepads, calling it “a passionate paradise 4 people with power 2 play and parlay” and “the perfect hideout 4 those who wish 2 escape the worldz cold reality.”
He also said the cafe would serve “southern and creole food from generationz of recipes and traditions.” Reports said the Powamekka Café will feature some of Pac’s favorite dishes, such as meatloaf, gumbo, and his cousin Jamala’s fried chicken wings.