PUCKETT’S BOAT HOUSE “UNCORKED” SERIES RETURNS MAY 17

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Puckett’s Boat House will once again partner with Moon Wine & Spirits to shine a light on its premier wine bar on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by bringing back “Uncorked”– an educational, monthly tasting series that will focus on informative topics, food pairings and all things wine-related.

The first event, “Understanding the Wine Lifestyle: Wine 101,” will serve as an introductory course that highlights the basics, led by Brad Lentz, certified sommelier and manager of Puckett’s Grocery in Franklin.

We chatted with Brad and Eddie, the owner of Moon Wine & Spirits, to get their takes on wine and the “Uncorked” series. Here’s what they said:

What inspired this event series?

Brad: “Uncorked” was brought about as a means of community outreach; to bring people together for a fun, educational and entertaining purpose. It’s also a great opportunity to expose people to the wine bar and to highlight the amazing assortment of wines that Moon Wine & Spirits offers.

Eddie: We’re very excited about this year and to be able to continue the partnership with Puckett’s Boat House! The topics are going to be fun, and the wines and foods will be great.

What ideas do you have for subsequent class themes?

Brad: After we cover Wine 101, we think the natural progression for June is to highlight summer celebrations — barbecues, Father’s Day, pool parties– and hone in on the wines that are going to go best with the foods people will likely be serving. We’re still talking through themes for the rest of the classes.

Eddie: A big initiative is to make sure most, if not all of the wines featured are on Puckett’s Boat House menu and in the wine store as well. We want people to fall in love with these wines that we feature and be able to easily buy them in our store or order them next time they’re at the Boat House.

What drew each of you to explore wine?

Brad: I became intrigued by it in the late 90s and discovered that I had a good palate, and was encouraged by a friend who had been doing this for a living that I ought to think about doing more with it, so I became a certified sommelier. There is just something about the experience of sharing wine, whether it be at a nice dinner or sitting out on the patio with friends; there is a wine for every occasion and I love that about it.

Eddie: Of course I’m in the wine and liquor business, but wine is so complex.  There are only a few steps to making whiskey, but there are so many steps to making wine and it can be affected by so many different elements– It’s truly fascinating.

Brad: It’s the winemaker’s expression of love in a bottle.

Tell us what you recommend for a casual glass of wine while you’re hanging around the house.

Eddie: Dry rosés have become the highest ticket item recently.

Brad: I agree. A good, dry rosé would be my choice. It’s perfect for hot summer weather drinking.

So, there you have it, folks! — Expert opinions and musings about all things wine! “Uncorked” tickets for May 17 can be purchased through the link below and seats are limited, so hurry and buy yours! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncorked-series-understanding-the-wine-lifestyle-wine-101-tickets-24881534339

KROGER ADDS PUCKETT’S LINE OF SAUCES, SPICES & RUBS TO MIDDLE TN SHELVES

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You heard it here first, y’all! Krogers throughout Middle Tennessee are making two of our popular Franklin-based restaurants more accessible to local shoppers: this month, the retail grocery chain began stocking its shelves with Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House lines of sauces, spices and rubs that will allow fans to recreate the taste in their own home-cooked meals.

Eight of our products will be featured in the “Pick Tennessee” section across 40 stores, ranging between $3.99 and $4.99 and include our Puckett’s original and spicy BBQ sauces, a brisket marinade, a rib rub, a burger shake, a pork bbq rub and an all-purpose seasoning.

We have a hunch that Puckett’s original and spicy tomato-based BBQ sauces will reign as the shelves’ most sought-after products. The original is the Marshall family’s Memphis-style version, which harkens back to Andy’s roots with a savory sauce that’s sweet with no heat, and as versatile as it gets. Its spicy sauce suggests more of a Texan influence, with bold flavor that holds just the right amount of pepper, and sweet and tangy at the same time.

Each of the Southern-bent seasoning offerings — which includes four different shakes and rubs — carry a little bit of heat, with a healthy balance of smoke to complement pulled pork, ribs, chicken, burgers and more. In addition to the specially blended spices, our Brisket Marinade and Puckett’s Boat House Pepper Sauce round out any shopper’s BBQ needs, and include chef directions on the label (i.e. “marinate meat overnight in your refrigerator for 8-12 hours to achieve that perfect Puckett’s taste”).

Do us a favor and take a selfie when you see it on the shelves and tag @puckettsgrocery and @puckettsboath — we want to see how good they look on the shelves!
To see a full list of Puckett’s edibles, visit the online store at http://store.puckettsgro.com
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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Puckett’s Boat House

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You’re invited to celebrate Mardi Gras with our ALL-day Masquerade party at Puckett’s Boat House on Fat Tuesday, February 9th!

Join us for all the best food the Big Easy has to offer—crawfish dip, red beans ‘n’ rice, catfish and of course king cake—all day long, a masquerade photo area with plenty of masks and beads for props and more.

To top it off, we’re hosting local favorite Jumbo Shrimp on stage Tuesday night! The show begins at 7 p.m. and there is no cover, although tips for the artists are greatly appreciated. Just bring your dancin’ shoes and get ready to let the good times roll!

And don’t forget to tag @PuckettsBH in those photos y’all take during the party—we’ll be drawing a winner for a Boat House dinner for two.

Call (615)790-2309 or book online at www.puckettsboathouse.com for dinner & show reservations.

You can order off our regular menu, but here’s the special lineup, too:

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From Puckett’s, With Love

Now that Storm Jonas has moved on and we’ve shoveled our way out of the snow, we can turn our attention to everything the next month has to bring—namely, Valentine’s Day!

Whether you have your heart set on a romantic night out with your significant other, or you’re looking to get out of the house with your group of girl friends, we want to invite you to spend the holiday with us.

From live music to special menus, read on to learn what each of our locations (including the Boat House) has to offer: 

Puckett’s Boat House
Puckett’s Boat House and its guests will enjoy the sultry, acoustic sounds of Jon Mullins as he mixes soulful vocals, powerful lyrics, hooky melodies and great rhythms. The entertainment promises not to disappoint those who want to hit the dance floor or enjoy a laid back, easy listening.

There are two seatings for the show. The first show will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m., the second show will begin at 8 and end at 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $10 per person. The Boat House is also providing special Valentine’s Day menu items.

Puckett’s in Downtown Franklin
Puckett’s Franklin will host musical guest Buddy Jewell—an American country music singer-songwriter best known for his appearance on Nashville Star.

In addition to the concert, Puckett’s will provide a special pre-fixe menu, with drink pairing suggestions for each option. The seating begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. The cost is $50 per person, and includes the special Valentine’s Day meal.

Puckett’s in Downtown Nashville
Puckett’s 5th & Church is serenading guests with the piano melodies. Guest will dine while listening to the sounds of James Slater, a two-time, Grammy-nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter of Bolivian American descent.

Puckett’s will also provide an exclusive menu prepared by Chef Keith West, with wine pairing suggestions for each option. Seating starts at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include special Valentine’s meal.

Puckett’s in Downtown Chattanooga
Puckett’s Chattanooga is spending its first Valentine’s Day hosting diners for a romantic evening featuring a special three-course meal, starring Ruby, the riverside restaurant’s smoker. Dinner includes a starter, choice of homemade, Southern entrees and suggested wine pairings, and finished with a dessert too good to share.

Couples will also enjoy a live show with country artist/hit songwriter Trent Willmon—because what’s an evening at Puckett’s without music?!

Puckett’s in Downtown Columbia
Puckett’s Columbia is celebrating the month of love with its annual tradition of month-long specials and events meant to show support for the surrounding community and their loyal costumers.

Lucky diners could stumble across prizes that Puckett’s is inserting in select menus, like gift cards, complimentary food and Puckett’s swag. In addition, four golden tickets—representing four grand prizes consisting of gift cards to surrounding Columbia businesses—will also be placed in select menus for guests to find.

The restaurant will also host a special Valentine’s Day dinner and show on February 14th, featuring Boomerang music and a delicious three-course meal.

Call and make your reservation today!
Puckett’s Boat House (615) 790-2309
Franklin (615) 794-5527
Nashville (615) 770-2772
Columbia (931) 490-4550
Chattanooga (423) 708-8505

 

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Nashville Restaurant Week Is Back!

It’s one of our most favorite times of the year… Nashville Restaurant Week is BACK, y’all! From Monday, January 18th, through Sunday, January 24th, the Nashville Originals—Music City’s independent restaurant association—is inviting locals and visitors alike to enjoy special menus plus breakfast, lunch and dinner deals around town, all as a way to celebrate our city’s unique restaurants and give back to the diners that support them.

Three of our locally owned restaurants, Puckett’s 5th & Church, Puckett’s Franklin and Puckett’s Boat House, are proud members of the Nashville Originals and use the weeklong foodie event to get creative with the menus and offer our customers a dining experience unlike one you’ve ever had at Puckett’s!

The downtown Nashville location has come up with an impressive three-course menu of Southern-inspired dishes (all with a Puckett’s twist, of course) like a creamy broccoli- and wild rice-stuffed pork tenderloin served with smoked rainbow carrots; a Panko-breaded and fried chicken piccata; or a trio of Ahi tuna tacos glazed with the original Puckett’s spicy barbecue sauce. For the best meal all around, look for the suggested drink pairings for each entree.

Puckett’s in downtown Franklin is offering a similar three-course meal with options like cherry-smoked pork loin stuffed with bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach; hearty rosemary pot pie served in a crispy bread bowl; and smoked ginger chicken over saffron rice. And dessert’s a must, with options like the homemade cobbler of the day or French toast pound cake with maple ice cream!

For coastal fare, head over the Puckett’s Boat House for their three-course Nashville Restaurant Week menu filled with Boat House favorites like cornmeal-fried catfish, jambalaya, grilled cod and sautéed mushrooms ‘n’ grits. It’s the perfect meal for lunch or dinner.

Or both.

Download PDFs of all three menus here, and visit the Nashville Originals website here for more event information. Continue scrolling for a peak at some of the various Nashville Restaurant Week offerings….just be careful not to drool on your computer!

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