Puckett’s x Bridgestone: Bringing BBQ to the Arena

Puckett's BBQ-plate-photo by Amy Whidby

We scored. Big time!

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant has teamed up with Bridgestone Arena ::: starting with the Nashville Predators’ opening weekend on October 8th, yours truly will be the exclusive BBQ restaurant in Bridgestone! Meaning that you can enjoy Puckett’s slow ‘n’ low cherrywood smoked meats — and homecooked sides too — while cheering the Preds to victory at every single home game (….or while at a Taylor Swift concert).

Yea, we’re excited too. Partnering with Bridgestone? Incredible — especially considering they’re the eighth busiest arena in the world. Partnering with the Preds? A dream for our family, who has long been supporters of the Preds and Bridgestone events.

Bridgestone, Puckett's, Nashville PredsSo how’d it all happen? Quickly! Bridgestone did a major overhaul of their food services, and wanted to bring more of “Nashville” into the building. Enter Puckett’s! With three concession stand sites and one mobile cart, you’ll be able to smell our goodness just about every way your head turns. Pssstt: don’t forget to tag #PuckettsxBridgestone when taking part in the feasting!

The Puckett’s x Bridgestone menu may rotate, but you can always order our pulled pork, brisket and pulled chicken sandwiches — smoked on-site, slow ‘n’ low over cherrywood with Puckett’s signature rubs and sauces. Plus, we’ll offer plates with our signature sides — think mac ‘n’ cheese, cole slaw and baked beans.

But that’s not all. How could it get any better than this?! THE MUSIC, people. Because it’s just as much engrained in our culture as the cookin. Not only will we provide all of the BBQ that you Preds fans will be eating at Bridgestone — that includes the suites and lounges, too — but we’re also bringing our music selections to the situation, every Golden Saturday!

A Puckett’s stage near the Nissan SoBro entrance (by Tavern 96 and The Wheelhouse) will host local artists for each Preds’ Saturday home game, usually around 5:30PM — musicians who will bring a true Puckett’s singer/songwriter show to Bridgestone, with original songs and lightning pickin’!

Both the Tavern 96 and The Wheelhouse will be open during the Puckett’s x Preds show with happy hour specials–the perfect opportunity for people to grab local brew as you enjoy the music before you whip those fang fingers out. We’ll keep you updated with the Puckett’s x Preds shows on our Nashville calendar here.

In the meantime, follow our Nashville Facebook page here (and the Preds’ page & Bridgestone page, too) for more updated info on the new consessions!

 

Columbia Football Fever

Your New MVP: Monday Night Football Coming To Downtown Columbia!

Calling all football fanatics in Columbia! Just call us your new MVP…. Starting October 5, we’re taking your Monday Night Football game plan up a notch with two-for-one drafts, half-priced appetizers and our newly extended Monday hours (now open until 9)!

Whether you’re cheering on the Titans, rootin’ for all-stars on your Fantasy Football roster or just enjoying the game, grab some friends and snack on some cherry wood-smoked hot wings. This is your chance to get up close and personal with Peyton, run a hail mary with “Megatron” and experience MNF like never before. So call an audible on your usual routine and join us in downtown Columbia—we’ll have a cold brew waitin’ on ya!

For reservations, call (931) 490-4550.

Pickin’ & Meat ‘n’ Three: The Music at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Puckett's video

Years ago, the Marshall family bought a little grocery store called Puckett’s. They envisioned it to be more like a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your seat.

Not much has changed since we started the formal dinner + music program more than a decade ago. We’re still passionate about good food, creative songwriting and Southern hospitality. To help you get a feel for our culture,we put together a little video that gives a look at some of the artists who are part of the Puckett’s family, and why they love our stage!

Watch & let us know what you think! [be sure to hit that “HD” button to view the best quality]

pssssttttt: our live music in #‎Chattanooga begins THIS WEEKEND. Check out the lineup here.

Smokin’ On Food Network [Burgers, Brew & ‘Que]

Puckett's BBQ

Not too long ago, we hosted a crew of Food Network folks and one hilarious bald dude for a day of mac ‘n’ cheese, BBQ and brew.

We’re excited to say we can FINALLY spill the beans…. the filming was for Burgers, Brew & ‘Que, a new Food Network show hosted by Michael Symon (he’s awesome – and you know him from other Food Network stuff, like Iron Chef).

Now we want to make sure that our friends tune in to see us on primetime TV this Friday, August 14 at 9:30PM (central) for the “Sweet & Smokey” episode that follows Michael to Cleveland, Brooklyn and Nashville! As the show says: his last stop is “a barbecue institution in Nashville is giving creamy mac and cheese a juicy pulled pork kick to the diners’ delight.”

Don’t miss the tastiness August 14th…. be sure to let us know what you think on our Twitter (@Puckettsgrocery) with the #BurgersBrewQue hashtag!

MORE ABOUT BURGERS, BREWS & ‘QUE
Meat lovers, rejoice! Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and barbecue. Whether it’s mouthwatering, mile-high cheeseburgers or slow-smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, Michael is going to eat and meet his way through some of the best all-American spots to get your grub on. And what better way to wash it all down than with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal a perfect 10. So, get ready to get full, because you don’t want to miss the delicious flavors of Burgers, Brew & ‘Que.

Help Make A Difference (Beat the Heat)

Nashville's Mission H2O flyer

We’re excited to announce that Puckett’s 5th & Church is teaming up with the Nashville Rescue Mission during the month of August for Mission H2O! Starting August 1st, diners at our downtown Nashville location will have the option to add a donation to the total of their bill.

For every dollar given in the month of August, two water bottles will be donated to the Mission. AND – we’ve pledged to match all of the donations!

We all dread the sweltering heat that seems inevitable with summertime in Music City. But the Nashville homeless population dreads it more — and oftentimes, we don’t stop to think about how it effects them physically, mentally and emotionally. They are so exposed to all of the dangers that are associated with the high temps that we see during August–the hottest month of the year–like serious dehydration, sunburn and heat stroke.

To help combat this, the Mission sends out “Hot Patrol” teams when the temperature gets above 90 degrees to drive around town handing out water bottles and encouraging those without shelter to pay a visit to the Mission. The water bottles donated through Puckett’s would allow the Hot Patrol teams to increase the number of people they are able to help and positively impact this summer.

The Nashville Rescue Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry and homeless, and offers programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment and life-recovery. They aim to give members of the community hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity. We’re so honored to be the only restaurant partnering with the Mission on this project, and we can’t wait to see what happens when members of the community band together to help out fellow Nashvillians.

So, make sure to come see us in August! Grab a bite to eat, add a dollar or two to your ticket, and help us spread some #PuckettsLove to such an important organization in our community.

Learn more about the Nashville Rescue Mission here.