After a long week of work, a Black Southern Belle on the go is looking for a weekend getaway to relax and enjoy the food that the city has to offer along with her family. Today, we will share a city that is awaiting their presence. This city has all the qualities of the Southern Charm, cajun country boils, festivals and the charisma of an HBCU that always show Tiger pride.
Black Southern Belle Travel Guide of Grambling, Louisiana
Grambling, Louisiana is the place one should visit. With a population, less than 6,000, Grambling, Louisiana serves as the city that holds true to their Southern Cajun soul. When in the Grambling area, trying Nelson’s Soul Food & Cafe should be first on the “To Do List.” Nelson’s Soul Food & Cafe have been cooking up authentic soul food for their Grambling family since 2015. Enjoying handmade burgers and great southern hospitality, is only preparation for the rest of the expectations Grambling, Louisiana has in store.
After the family is done chowing down on homemade collard greens and other soul food dishes, the best place to partake in next is the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Property of Grambling State University, the Eddie G. Robinson museum highlights the life of an HBCU African-American football coaching icon, Eddie Robinson. From 10 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday, a Black Southern Belle and her family can enjoy the HBCU culture and focus on the outstanding contributions to the state of Louisiana and gain more knowledge of Coach Robinson and Grambling State University, all free of charge.
As the museum excursion comes to an end, take the family to check out the city known HBCU, Grambling State University. Depending on the time of travel be on the lookout for major HBCU events including homecoming, athletic games, and even coronation; which a Black Southern Belle will certainly enjoy. If wanting to find out more about the upcoming Grambling Tigers events, check out www.gram.edu/student-life/events/annual/.
If Nelson’s Soul Food & Cafe or Grambling State University and the Eddie G. Robinson Museum isn’t enough to plan a trip to Grambling, Louisiana; this monthly event will for sure put the icing on the cake. Just 20 minutes away from Grambling, is the Big Creek Trade Days held every month on the weekend before the second Monday. With only a $5-dollar admission, this event holds over 100 southern, customization, and wood crafting vendors and food trucks that will bring a variety of Cajun Southern cuisine. Check out the vendors and food trucks https://www.bigcreektradedays.com/show-dates/, in order to not miss what the Big Creek Trade Days has to offer.
While planning your next trip, add Grambling, Louisiana to the list. In the search for a true home away from home with a slight view of entertainment-education and a place to shop for those Southern pieces you are missing; then traveling to this city is the perfect plan for next month. As you travel, continue to share your hidden Southern jewels with Black Southern Belle by hashtagging #blacksouthernbelle on social media and sharing the location along with some cool things to do while there.2