Puckett’s Gives Back: Nearly $2,000 Donated to The Land Trust for TN

About a month ago, two of our Puckett’s restaurants participated in a day-long campaign called “Eat Green for Tennessee,” in an effort to raise money for an organization that is near and dear to us, The Land Trust for Tennessee.

The Land Trust serves to protect Tennessee farmland, open spaces and other landscapes to ensure that the great people of Tennessee will continue to have places to farm, fish, hunt, bike, relax and eat locally.

pg-nashville_eat-green-for-tn-check-presentationWhy is the Land Trust so important to us? Funny you should ask! As a matter of fact, one of our very own properties, Homestead Manor, is under a land trust. If you’ve been out to see us in Thompson’s Station, you may or may not know that in addition to a beautiful historic home that houses our restaurant, Harvest, plus an awesome barn that’s used as an event venue, we’re sittin’ on 50 acres of land, 40 of which are a working farm! It’s out there that we grow organic ingredients and take them right on up to the house to use in the restaurant (how’s that for farm to table?) and it’s through protection of the Land Trust that we’ll always be able to keep the farm goin’ and growin’!

So, back to Eeat-green-for-tn-2016_chattanooga-1at Green for Tennessee. Together with over 30 other restaurants and breweries, Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Nashville and Chattanooga pledged to donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds on Sept. 14 to the Land Trust.

We are beyond proud to announce that our two participating restaurants were able to donate nearly $2,000 combined!

 

We gathered the Puckett’s troops and presented checks at the Nashville and Chattanooga restaurants to the Land Trust. We do our best to give back to as many deserving organizations as possible and were thrilled to be able to participate in this campaign.

For more information on The Land Trust for Tennessee, please visit their website at www.landtrusttn.org.

Muletown MusicFest Returns to Columbia this weekend!

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Muletown MusicFest returns this Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 to bring all the best in local musical talent together in Columbia, Tenn! The festival, entering its second year, combines multiple venue concerts, local food and street performances for a weekend of fun for the entire family. The lineup features an array of diverse music groups, as well as cast members of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels.”

The festival will feature close to 40 different bands in a number of venues, restaurants and shops throughout Downtown Columbia. Most of the music and festivities are free of charge, and tickets available for late afternoon and evening headliners. Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia is thrilled to not only be a sponsor of the festival, but to also host several free and ticketed events throughout the weekend! 

FRIDAY:
Memphis-born, Grammy nominated R&B singer Wendy Moten kicks the festival off at Puckett’s. She will take the stage in our upstairs event space from 6 to 7 p.m on Friday night, September 30. Actor Anson Mount, the Tennessee native known for his portrayal of Cullen Bohannon on AMC’s “Hell On Wheels,” will follow after from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday night wraps up with a VIP performance by 15-piece funk band Tim Akers and The Smoking Section from 9 until 11 p.m. This high-energy show features a hand-picked group of Nashville’s finest studio-players, who love all things funk.

SATURDAY:
The Puckett’s stage downstairs will feature several artists throughout the day on Saturday, and all performances downstairs are free to the public. The Cord Martin Quartet will start us off, taking the stage from 12 to 1 p.m. Paul Burch, recently featured in Rolling Stone for his latest album Meridian Rising, performs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter and Columbia resident Damien Boggs is up next, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by Jason Matthews, Calynn Green, and Carmen Brandy performing together from 6 to 7 p.m.

The night moves upstairs to our event space as Jason Eskridge, who is a featured singer on Oprah Winfrey’s new show, “Greenleaf” and has toured with the Zac Brown Band, performs on the upstairs stage Saturday night from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Long Players will finish out the festival at Puckett’s from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased now online. They are $30 for access to Saturday’s paid venues and $50 for Friday’s VIP night. Proceeds of the festival benefit United Way of Maury County.  We’ll see y’all there!

September’s “Uncorked” Keeps Whites Trendy After Labor Day

 

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Wine lovers, listen up! Puckett’s Boat House will hold the next session of its “Uncorked” wine tasting series on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., and we’re setting out to prove that white wines aren’t just for summer sipping!

“Uncorked” is an interactive course designed to be informative and enjoyable for both wine connoisseurs and those with little to no knowledge on the topic. Participants will enjoy a pour of each of the month’s four featured wines with food pairings curated specially for each tasting by the Boat House executive chef, Donnie Counts, as they are guided through descriptions of the wines by certified sommelier and “Uncorked” leader, Keith Simpkins.

September’s theme of “Aromatic Whites” will give our guests an opportunity to explore tastings of lesser-known white wines: chenin blanc, falanghina, albariño and riesling; accompanied by raspberry goat cheese brie, assorted fruit and orange crème fraîche, fresh mussels, and bread pudding, respectively.

We encourage you to take notes throughout the evening and ask questions in a friendly and educational environment. After the class, the event’s presenting sponsor, Moon Wine & Spirits, will offer a coupon so those interested may purchase the wines tasted in the class.

Tickets are $30 per person, and seating is limited. More information can be found on the Boat House Facebook, and tickets are for sale here!

 

Join our PARK(ing) Day Parties at Puckett’s and Puckett’s Boat House!

 

Spend your Friday with Puckett’s! We have an exciting afternoon planned for Sept. 16 in the parking lots of Puckett’s Gro. and Puckett’s Boat House in honor of PARK(ing) Day in Downtown Franklin! As a part of Mobility Week, we are creating “parklets,” in our parking spaces that will be filled with good friends, fun games, homemade cobbler and even margaritas!

PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event that is focused on exploring practical ways that individuals, commuters, corporations, schools and small businesses in Williamson County can reduce traffic on our roadways and creating public spaces for all to enjoy.

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In honor of the event, Puckett’s Gro. is giving you an opportunity to eat as much of our delicious homemade cobbler as you can…for FREE! We will be hosting a cobbler eating contest at 3 p.m. right in the middle of our parking lot! In addition to an all-you-can-eat supply of cobbler, all contestants will receive a free t-shirt, and the winner will get a $25 Puckett’s Gro. gift card. We can only take 15 participants, so hurry and sign up for FREE while you can! Please click HERE to register.

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After you’ve had your fill of cobbler, head over to the Boat House, where we are bringing the beach to Franklin! There you will find a tiki bar, featuring $6 mango and strawberry margarita specials ALL DAY. At 3:30, pick up a racquet and put your badminton skills to the test! The winning team will receive a FREE Boat House t-shirt. Feel free to bring your sun chairs and put your toes in the sand! Is that Jimmy Buffet we hear…?

Join the #WillCoMoves movement and help Williamson County “activate” as we continue to grow! For more information on Mobility Week, please visit www.willcomoves.com

HELP PUCKETT’S SUPPORT WILLIAMSON COUNTY CASA AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A PLAYHOUSE!

e-casa-web-artPuckett’s Grocery in downtown Franklin and Puckett’s Boat House are currently selling raffle tickets to win the Williamson County CASA’s 2016 playhouse. This amazing local branch of a national non-profit organization provides volunteers to advocate in court on behalf — and alongside of — children who have been in situations of neglect or abuse, and we are thrilled to partner with them for this very important cause!

To raise funds each year, CASA sells raffle tickets for a playhouse that is donated by local partners. This year’s playhouse was designed and built by Franklin Firefighters Charities, and is valued at approximately $20,000.

Now here’s where we come in: during the month of September, diners (that’s YOU!) can purchase a raffle ticket, usually $20, for just $10 from either restaurant to be entered to win the playhouse. We will cover the other $10 for each ticket purchased all month! All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit CASA, and the winner will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 during Pumpkinfest in Franklin.

Help us make a difference for the kids in our community buy grabbing a raffle ticket or two while you’re enjoying your favorite Puckett’s eats!

WHO: Puckett’s Gro. Franklin and Puckett’s Boat House

WHAT: Raffle tickets for a playhouse benefiting CASA of Williamson County

WHEN: Sept. 1- Sept. 30

WHERE: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, located at 120 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064, or Puckett’s Boat House, located at 94 E Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

COST: $10