Green Eggs and…Wine? Yes.

Puckett's Boat House UncorkedAh, sweet summertime. It’s almost impossible not to think of sunshine, swimming pools and gatherings around the grill. So, for next week’s edition of Puckett’s Boat House‘s Uncorked, we’re bringing the grill to you! And is there a better way to do that than with a Big Green Egg? No? Our thoughts exactly.

In addition to a demo on how to use the oh-so popular grilling sensation, we’ll be servin’ up a featured selection of wine + appetizer pairings (think open-flame favorites like burgers, steak and salmon filets). By the end of the night, not only will you be a sommelier of sorts but you’ll know exactly which wines are perfect for your next backyard BBQ!

Each month for Uncorked, we bring in experts from Moon Wine & Spirits so y’all can sip and swirl your way to learning all about the flavors and complexities of vino. Guests will sample five pours, light appetizers and the opportunity to ask the pros questions til your heart’s content (pssst, all that for just $20!). Get out there and spice up your Tuesday night before the summer’s over, y’all. It doesn’t get much better than good wine, delicious food and fun conversation with new friends!

Don’t forget to reserve your Uncorked spot at Wannado Local here: http://bit.ly/1TQMYQv. We can’t wait to see y’all get your grill + swirl on!

{P.S. and you can check out seafood grilling recipes on Big Green Egg’s website here.}

Photo by Big Green Egg

Photo by Big Green Egg

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Nashville Scene’s Burger Week: 5th & Church

You heard right, y’all: It’s officially #SceneBurgerWeek, and we’re serving up a special at Puckett’s 5th & Church you won’t want to miss!

As part of Burger Week, the Nashville Scene has teamed up with local restaurants around Music City to offer hungry diners delicious, one-of-a-kind burgers for just $5. From July 17-24, our 5th & Church location is offering our Puckett’s patty minis—but don’t be fooled by the name, our minis will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.

Share with us a picture of you enjoying your meal + deal by using the hashtag #SceneBurgerWeek on Instagram and Twitter. And don’t forget to vote for us as your favorite Burger Week burger here!

Puckett’s 5th & Church Burger Week Patty Minis
We take our famous burger patties in a pint-sized package and serve ’em with cole slaw, barbecue pulled pork, baked beans, cheddar cheese, pickles and a drizzle of our finger-lickin’ barbecue ranch sauce. They might be minis, but these are no short order, y’all!

Photo by Instagram friend, @sschandler.

Photo by Instagram friend, @sschandler.

Guide to the Fourth

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Our Bubba’s Bones are the perfect dish for the Fourth!

It’s time to bust out the red, white & blue! We have major #PuckettsLove for the 4th (obviously). Nothing makes us quite as happy as watching fireworks, celebrating the great country we live in, tucking into BBQ and getting to spend time with friends and family.

Not quite sure what to do this weekend? You could come listen to some live tunes at any of the Puckett’s locations! Rock out to classics of the 60’s and 70’s with Boomerang at Puckett’s Franklin, enjoy the acousitic performances of The Main Street duo at Puckett’s Boat House, jam to the soulful voice of Jon Mullins in Nashville, or enjoy Sage Cobble’s country flair in Columbia (be sure to call for reservations).

If you can’t get into one of our Puckett’s shows, here’s our guide to celebrating the Fourth with a bang in a Puckett’s city near you:

CHATTANOOGA

Though Puckett’s Chattanooga isn’t open yet, we still want all you Chattanoogans to get out & have a blast on the Fourth! Pops on the River is a community celebration that starts at 5 p.m. in Coolidge Park. Don’t forget your blankets, chairs & picnic baskets as you listen to great music & a FREE concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Orchestra! This year’s event pays tribute to the veterans who’ve risked everything for our freedom. Starting at 5 p.m., the event kicks off with a performance by Ironglide, an all-veteran rock band from Nashville. Other acts include veteran songwriters from the music therapy program Operation Song and Mitch Rosnell with his band.  The CSO will begin their patriotic performance at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks over the Tennessee River at 9:45 p.m.

COLUMBIA

For all you folks in the Mule Capital of the World, get on out to The Park After Dark, an annual free concert and fireworks show held at Maury County Park! Music starts at 6 p.m. and features great acts like Eric Street, Logan Blade, and Cody Sumpter & The Fish Pickles. A fireworks show will start later in the evening!

FRANKLIN

Come one, come all to Franklin on the Fourth! The free festival kicks off at 10 am with bluegrass music, craft and food vendors, antique cars, and a kids’ zone. Live music will be played on the stage all day, and there will even be a children’s parade starting at 5 p.m.! Franklin on the Fourth wraps up at 8 p.m. so folks can start movin’ over to Harlinsdale Farm for the fireworks show around 9:15 pm. Don’t forget your lawn chairs & blankets!

NASHVILLE

Have y’all heard the news yet?? Nashville’s fireworks display will be the largest in the COUNTRY this year! Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing starts at noon on Saturday with family-friendly games, musicians and inflatables. Music on the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage starts at 6:30 with performances by Annie Bosko, Mikky Ekko, and Martina McBride. Yes y’all, we said Martina McBride. And have we mentioned that it’s all FREE? It only gets better with the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. being accompanied by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Stay safe, and enjoy all the Fourth fun folks! #puckettslovesamerica

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Puckett’s Columbia Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series

It’s that time of the year again, y’all—our second Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series is officially underway! This event features great local artists with a deep appreciation for bluegrass culture + music.

Bluegrass on the Square Summer Concert Series will take place every Friday night at 8 p.m. through July 24 and includes a lineup of artists that’ll get your toes tappin’ and your hips shaking, like The Ham Family, Back 80 Bluegrass Band, and Dana Romanello.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be giving away two tickets to the following week’s Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concert at each Bluegrass on the Square shows. To be eligible to win tickets to the Ryman, sign up at your tables before the show begins each Friday, and be present at the end of the evening when the winner is drawn. You could win tickets to great shows like Vince Gill on June 25, The Del McCoury Band on July 2 or Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on July 30!

Admission to the Bluegrass on the Square Summer Concert Series is free, so make sure to come grab a bite to eat and jam to some live music!

Keep an eye on our event calendar for updated artist information. For more information on Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Columbia, visit our Facebook page here. For dinner and show reservations, book online here or call Puckett’s at (931) 490-4550.

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Break Out Your Boots: It’s CMA Fest!

Puckett's 2It’s time to dust off your your dancin’ shoes and break out the sunscreen, because the 2015 CMA Music Festival is coming to Nashville, and y’all know we’re getting excited over here at Puckett’s 5th and Church!

In case you haven’t heard, the County Music Association is shutting down the streets June 11-14 from 7th avenue all the way to LP field for a citywide honky-tonk. We’ll be in the center of the action featuring local artists on our stage for free throughout the entire festival!

To start off the good time, we’ve compiled some advice from us as Puckett’s on how to get the most out of your city festival experience.

  1. Hydrate yo’self before you wreck yo’self! That means keep a filled water bottle with you at all times. Dehydration can put a damper on catching a show in the hot summer sun way quicker than sunburn or a scuffed boot.
  1. Meet some new pals! Festivals are well known for their friendly atmosphere and talkative crowds. Mix this tradition with some good ol’ southern hospitality and you’ll meet friends right and left.
  1. Get your bearings. Pre-paid parking lots are located around LP field but don’t fret if you’ve yet to pay, street parking is available on most city streets. Consider carpooling to condense your crew. Try to keep hold of your festival map to visit some Nashville staples like the Ryman and Country Music Hall of Fame.
  1. Travel light. Big bags and roomy backpacks seem ideal when touting sunscreen and souvenirs but you won’t be boogying too long with shoulder straps and purse slings weighing you down. The essentials are sunscreen, cash and a good hat! Larger venues like LP field have bag policies so it’s best to keep your parcels smaller than a hand clutch.
  1. Kick back and relax! It’s tempting to scoot from stage to stage but we recommend making your day nice and easy by choosing a few big acts to see and spend some daylight taking in the sights and activities around the festival. The CMA festival app is a great place to start when penciling in Honky Tonks, boot store stops and can’t-miss country tunes.

 
And y’all don’t forget to come see us to refuel with Southern favorites and free music.  In honor of CMA Fest, we’ll have three shows per night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With artists ranging from country to rock, it’s guaranteed to be a good time! Check out our music calendar here for more info.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our hostesses and staff! They know the local sites and sounds and are a great source of advice for all y’all new to the city.

Happy festivalin’!