Cattle Crawl 2016

Cattle Crawl

July is Beef Month, and Nashville Lifestyles and The Tennessee Beef Council have teamed up to for Cattle Crawl 2016! Enjoy hearty dishes at participating Nashville restaurants (that includes Puckett’s 5th & Church in Nashville and Puckett’s in Historic Downtown Franklin, y’all!) July 10-24, 2016. Enter photos of your breakfast, lunch or dinner, for a chance to win the Grand Prize: $500 in dining money ($50 from each participating restaurant). You’ll have 15 days to choose from 10 area restaurants and tag your beautiful beef photos #CattleCrawlNash. Contest instructions below!

Contest Instructions:

1 – Visit one of the participating Cattle Crawl restaurants from July 10-24, 2016.
2 – Tag a photo of your beef dish with #CattleCrawlNash on Instagram and be automatically entered to win a Grand Prize of $500 ($50 from each participating restaurant).
3 – Enter as often as you’d like!

Click here to visit the contest page on NashvilleLifestyles.com for the full list of participating restaurants

One winner will be selected and notified by the Tennessee Beef Council. Tennessee Beef Council and Nashville Lifestyles employees are exempt from winning. The contest winner is up to the discretion of the Tennessee Beef Council.

#TBT – The Men Behind The Table of Wisdom

It’s #throwbackthursday, y’all, and we thought it would be a lot of fun to feature an “oldie but a goodie” post that Momma Marshall herself wrote about the Table of Wisdom and the real folks on our now signature Table of Wisdom image!

The Table of Wisdom

We live and work in an area that is unique for sure.  Some of the nation’s top music producers, artists, and writers call this place home…whether in Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Nashville, Chattanooga or Columbia. Celebrities are special in their own way, but just as famous in some of these parts are our local heroes, Goose, Gatlin, Bruce, Larry and more.

Bruce, Goose, and Gatlin are the heart of Leiper’s Fork, and the kings of our “Table of Wisdom.” You can see pictures of them on the back of all of our Puckett’s t-shirts. Many people ask me if these guys are real or just contrived façade, modeling for the shirts. They are certainly real, and I’m honored to call them friends.

Goose

Goose

Goose (also known as Mike) is Leiper’s Fork’s unofficial mayor. He knows every corner around southwest Williamson County, and just about everyone. Goose got his name because as a child, he bought a goose in downtown Franklin. He wanted it so badly that he carried it up Main Street, and hid it in the back of his dad’s car. It honked all the way home! Goose attends some of Nashville’s best parties with the most influential celebrities. He is the emcee of the Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade, which brings in onlookers by the thousands. However, most days you can find Goose at Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork helping out anyone at any given time. If you need directions, home improvement or fending off the paparazzi, Goose is always ready to serve.

Gatlin

Gatlin

Gatlin is the town organizer and electrician extraordinaire. I’ve seen him put cable wire where no man should go.  Whether it’s running electricity up a field for the village Christmas tree, or making sure the corn hole competition is well lit, he’s the man. He’s there to be sure the party, parade or chili cook off is running on all cylinders; and Leiper’s Fork gatherings are no ordinary shindigs. When the press shows up for interviews of these events, you’ll not see Gatlin in the limelight, but…knowing him, he likes it that way. Tough on the outside, Gatlin is all soft when it comes to people in need. He’s right there to organize a fundraiser, or repair a home damaged by weather or tragedy. Without second thought, he’s the go to guy.

Bruce

Bruce

Bruce is the real King around here. A retired advertising executive, he and his lovely wife, Marty, have been the official greeters and organizers of the village of Leiper’s Fork for years. They owned and operated Leiper’s Fork Antiques when Andy and I bought Puckett’s over a decade ago, Bruce was the guy that Andy went to for any questions that a new business in town would want to ask. He is always kind, always clever, and ever so creative. Quite the sleuth that he is, Bruce helped us with the great fern caper at Puckett’s years ago. We had someone stealing our ferns outside of Puckett’s, and Bruce put hidden cameras in and around the whole area. The lady was caught and turned into authorities. It reminded me of “Mayberry.”

This area is full of people that want to help. We can’t have Christmas lights, clean buildings or movies in the park without Larry and his brother Mike. And of course, whether its weddings, funerals or parties, my own husband, Andy, is always there at the ready to make the moments complete with his amazing southern food. It’s Southern charm for sure around here, and I’m all the more blessed for it.

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY THE RIGHT WAY!

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The 4th is upon us, y’all, and we want you to celebrate with us! Starting Saturday, July 2, we’ve got events, food specials and more goin’ on at our restaurants to ensure your holiday weekend is packed with good eats and good times, just the way we like it! Get the specifics below:

Homestead Manor
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 10AM – 10PM & Sunday, July 3; 10AM – 9PM
Closed Monday, July 4

Americana Day at the Manor: Saturday, July 2 from 1PM – 5 PM

Join us to celebrate the holiday weekend with a festive barn concert featuring local Americana artists! For $15 per person, guests will enjoy ongoing music, lawn games, and access to concessions and a cash bar. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the USO!

In addition, we’re holding a pie baking contest hosted by the UT Ag Extension — festival-goers will have the opportunity to cast their vote and support local farmers! Those competing in the contest will have the chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place spots, with the grand prize winner receiving a $100 VISA gift card! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=26180369189

Puckett’s Boat House
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 11AM – 10PM & Sunday, July 3; 10AM – 9PM
Monday, July 4; 11AM – 9PM

What better way to enjoy the 4th of July than with an All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish & Shrimp Boil? Monday from 4pm – 7pm, for $25 you can fill up on crawfish & shrimp, and we’ll also have specials on select beer pitchers!

Puckett’s Gro. – 5th and Church in Nashville
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 7AM – 11PM & Sunday, July 3; 7AM – 10PM
Monday, July 4; 7AM – 10PM

Naturally, we’ll be serving the All-American Burger on Monday for lunch and dinner! It’s $10.76 and consists of a brioche bun, hamburger patty and American cheese, with a grilled, split hot dog on top of the patty, then piled high with lettuce, tomato, onion and house-made pickles with a side of steak fries. 

If you have room, top it off with Rachel’s Red White & Blueberry Cobbler for $4.00. On second thought, you might want to start with dessert!

Puckett’s Gro. – Columbia
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 7AM – 10PM & Sunday, July 3; 7AM – 4PM
Monday, July 4; 7AM – 9PM

Better come hungry (and thirsty!) to Columbia! We’ll be featuring Uncle Sam’s Favorite Burger all day – a hamburger patty topped with a bacon-wrapped hot dog, sauteed onions and a cheese sauce.

For dessert, be sure to order The Stars and Stripes Skillet – Cherry Cobbler topped with a scoop of ice cream and a blueberry sauce.

And if that’s not enough, our drink special is a Bomb Pop – Made with our brand new H Clark Gin (from right down the road in Thompson’s Station) and Blue Curacao.

Puckett’s Gro. – Chattanooga
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 7AM – 11PM & Sunday, July 3; 7AM – 9PM
Monday, July 4; 7AM – 9PM

You’re gonna wanna stick around Puckett’s Chattanooga all day long on the 4th! It all starts with our breakfast buffet, then we’ve got our special Firecracker Chicken on the board for lunch. For dinner we’re offering an American Sampler (ribs, smoked sausage, wings) for $17.99 and of course, cherry cobbler all day!!

Puckett’s Gro. – Franklin
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 7AM – 10PM & Sunday, July 3; 7AM – 9PM
Monday, July 4; 7AM – 9PM

A great party starts with a healthy breakfast! Our delicious breakfast buffet will be available until 12 noon on Monday the 4th.

Scout’s Pub
Hours: Saturday, July 2; 11AM – 10PM & Sunday, July 3; 11AM – 9PM
Monday, July 4; 11AM – 9PM

We’re new, so everything is special! Come see us in Westhaven!

 

THE TIME HAS COME – SCOUT’S PUB OPENS FOR SOFT LAUNCH TOMORROW!

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It’s finally here! Tomorrow, June 22 through June 26, we’ll open the doors to the newest member in our family of restaurants, Scout’s Pub, for a “soft launch” in the Westhaven community of Franklin. We’ll serve burgers, brews and other items from our well-rounded menu as we gear up for our public grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. 

Our proprietor, Andy Marshall, envisioned an upscale, modern pub with a neighborly vibe, and has produced a unique restaurant and hospitable experience for both neighborhood locals and visitors to enjoy.

“We are serving tight-knit neighborhoods that place value on shared experiences with friends and family, and I think they’ll see our commitment to that, too, through the restaurant’s mission and what we bring to the table at Scout’s Pub,” Andy said. 

Scout’s Pub takes its name from Andy’s beloved family dog, and it promises to be a sought-after gathering spot for the many neighborhoods in the vicinity. We were excited to have the casual atmosphere and eclectic interior design styled by Kim Leggett of local antique shop, City Farmhouse, and our 1,250-square-foot patio, and fun, fresh menu are each part of creating a great destination to watch the big game, meet for lunch or happy hour, or dine as a family.

Menu highlights include confit duck wings (served traditional hot or Asian and pictured above), fish and chips, house-ground burgers, Irish bratwurst with colcannon mash, fresh salads, scratch made pizzas and a number of sides and shareables. Are you hungry yet?!

“Both European gastropubs and Southern culture gravitate toward hearty cuisine made with seasonal ingredients, and that’s what we want to do here,” said Keith West, head chef at Scout’s Pub. “Our menu offers a good mix of basics and traditional favorites, while also adding a modern flair that’s unexpected.”

We’re also offering an extensive list of carefully made cocktails, wine and craft beer, including local options from Blackstone Brewery, Mantra Artisan Ales, Little Harpeth Brewing Co. and more.

Scout’s Pub will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, we’ll serve brunch each Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. through 2 p.m., with drink specials and an array of breakfast favorites.

The public is invited to drop in during the soft launch, or add themselves to the wait-list through the NoWait app, available on smart phones.

For more information, go to scoutspub.com or facebook.com/scoutspub.

 

NEW “PUCKETT’S BREW” IS STRAIGHT OUTTA NASHVILLE!

Puckett's Brew

Our restaurants have a new beer offering on their menus, and in true Puckett’s fashion, it is produced locally at Nashville’s oldest craft brewery, Blackstone Brewing Company. Their Helles style Lager is the new “Puckett’s Brew” and is now being served in all Puckett’s restaurants, including Puckett’s Boat House!

Why’d we choose Blackstone, you ask? Well, several Blackstone beers have long been staples on Puckett’s menus, and their continual popularity inspired us to pursue a partnership that would spotlight a Blackstone Brewing Company product as the crowd favorite “Puckett’s Brew.”

The creation of the lager is an art, and it requires a minimum of 30 days to perfect through a production cycle that takes place in Blackstone’s brewing system from Germany, made especially to brew German-style lagers.

We toured the brewery and chatted with Thomas Solinsky, director of sales and marketing for Blackstone, about the careful planning and quality control that goes into the crafting of the beer.

“Throughout the process, we strive for the highest quality possible when crafting our beers,” Solinsky told us. “If the brew cycle is finished and we are not satisfied with the final product, we will hold back on selling it and start over.”

Light, with low bitterness and a crisp and pleasant malty flavor, Solinksy said his team settled on this recipe because it is well balanced and doesn’t have too strong of a flavor. This beer will pair well with just about anything on the menu, which makes it an easy sell when eating BBQ and fried chicken at Puckett’s!

Located just west of downtown Nashville at 2312 Clifton Ave., Blackstone Brewery has recently added a tasting room and will soon allow visitors to enjoy outdoor tastings in a beer garden. Situated on 3.5 acres of land, it boasts 130 fruit trees and various vegetable plants, and produces its own honey on-site.

Swing by and grab a mason jar of the Puckett’s Brew; you won’t be disappointed!