Grammy Museum, dinner at the Delta Meat Market
It’s hard to imagine that one place in Mississippi has a close connection to Los Angeles, but you’ll find proof of that if you head to bustling college town of Cleveland.
The impressive GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, located on the Delta State University campus, is the sister museum of the original LA museum. Showcasing the musical history of Mississippi’s many talented musicians as well as Grammy winners and musicians representing a variety of genres, the museum is something every music lover should see.
After a morning spent admiring the hundreds of exhibits, venture a few blocks to the Delta Meat Market, a gourmet food store specializing in meat and cheese and a casual restaurant serving international dishes rooted in traditions. from South.
But back to this interesting museum. He shares many commonalities with his Californian counterpart, including paying homage to the best musicians in their fields through cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films, and priceless artifacts.
However, as expected, Our State’s version presents in more detail the history of the Mississippi Delta’s substantial musical influence and that of the Mississippi-born Grammy winners.
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Opening the museum in Cleveland in 2016 was a natural fit and not just for its proximity to Delta State University. The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of the blues, fostering the careers of legendary artists like Robert Johnson and BB King. A little further north, the music of Tupelo-born Elvis Presley ranged from blues to rock ‘n’ roll.
And finally, Mississippi has produced more Grammy winners than any other state in the country. There really was no better way to promote this awe-inspiring fact than to build our own 28,000 square foot museum showcased by high-definition touchscreens and interactive technology that experts call one of the world’s finest museums. progress of the country.
Filled with a range of rotating exhibits that include musical instruments, costumes worn from past Grammy ceremonies, and photographs and information detailing the history of music as well as awards, the museum also offers a comprehensive overview showcasing the “best of the best” musical performers from Mississippi and beyond.
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Delta Meat Market at the Cotton House Hotel
After a morning or afternoon tour, stop at the beautiful Cotton House boutique hotel and step into its restaurant, the Delta Meat Market. Offering brunch, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant is known for its creative and varied menus, which, with the exception of staples like the Delta Meat Market or the DMM Burger, change weekly.
A recent Saturday brunch, for example, included shrimp and oatmeal, steak and eggs, a fried green tomato sandwich, soups, salads and sandwiches.
Lunch dishes included grilled pork chops and vegetables, turkey and pulled pork sandwiches, a fried catfish po’boy, salads, and the required burger.
Dinner produced even more delicious dishes like pork belly and vegetables, crispy oysters, shrimp, pan-seared salmon, roast chicken, rib eye and potato cake and churrasco, a steak perfectly prepared skirt enhanced with chimichurri and picante.
Complement any meal with a creative dessert like Moon Pie Bread Pudding or Pecan Pie.
Kara Kimbrough is a freelance Mississippi food and travel writer. Contact her at [email protected]
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Or: 800 W. Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS
Hours: 10 am-5pm Thursday-Saturday; noon-3 p.m. Sunday; closed from Monday to Wednesday.
Admission: $ 14; $ 12, people aged 65 and over; $ 8, youth, under 18; Free for children younger than 5 years old.
Or: 215 Cotton Row, Cleveland
Hours: 10.30am-2pm Tuesday-Friday; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.