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Puckett’s Partners With WCCASA To Support Our Community’s Children

For the months of September and October, y’all come down to our downtown Franklin Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House to help us raise money and awareness for a very important organization making a difference right here in Franklin. Williamson County CASA (WCCASA) is a local nonprofit that advocates for abused or neglected children in the court system with a force of 80-plus volunteers to make sure that every child has a stable family to return home to each night.  

This year WCCASA is hosting the Third Annual Twice Daily Playhouse Raffle in which the community can purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a professionally designed 60-square-foot playhouse. To do our part to support this great cause, we’ve partnered with WCCASA to sell raffle tickets in both restaurant locations up until the raffle winner is announced at downtown Franklin Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 24!

But it gets better—we’ve decided to go one step further in helping out this great cause that we love here at Puckett’s. So, during the month of September, when you purchase one raffle ticket—normally $20—at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin or Puckett’s Boat House, we’ll pick up $10 for y’all, making your ticket only $10!

Be sure to come out to one of our Franklin locations, encourage your children to color in their dream playhouse on one of our WCCASA coloring pages and help us help WCCASA raise their goal of $40,000 and continue advocating for our children right here in Williamson County.

Learn more about WCCASA here.

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

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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.

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Puckett’s Nashville: August ’15 Restaurant Week

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Puckett’s Nashville: August 2015 Restaurant Week

Yep, it’s back! #NashvilleRestaurantWeek only happens twice a year, and every time it’s like Christmas morning.

Y’all know the drill: Nashville Originals member restaurants are offering special menus and price points this week (August 24-30) that show off why Music City’s become a culinary destination.

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Nashville and Franklin are participating, as is Puckett’s Boat House in downtown Franklin. Check out the menus below — and don’t forget to tag us when you #EatLikeaLocal!

PUCKETT’S FRANKLIN – RESTAURANT WEEK MENU (AUGUST ’15)

PUCKETT’S NASHVILLE  – RESTAURANT WEEK MENU (AUGUST ’15)

PUCKETT’S BOAT HOUSE – RESTAURANT WEEK MENU (AUGUST ’15)

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Puckett’s Chattanooga Announces The Big News!

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We honestly just can’t sit on this any longer……… we’re opening in downtown Chattanooga in just a few short days!!!!!!

Yes, you read that right.

This past fall, we announced Puckett’s first move out of Middle Tennessee with plans to open a location on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. After nearly a year of building rehabilitation and anticipation, our Puckett’s Gro. & Restuarant location on the Riverfront District is throwing open the doors for a public grand opening on Tuesday, September 1…and as you can tell, we’re pretty dang excited!

**Thank you to all our friends who have patiently waited for this opening, and encouraged us along the way. We have now seen the power of the Chattanooga community — and can say it’s something special! We can’t wait to start serving this town.**

This River City restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week–so you can always get your downhome cookin’ fix. We’ll also be hosting local musicians on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 9 p.m., with plans to extend the live music into weeknights in the near future.

With 6,750 square feet and more than 230 seats in the dining room and patio areas, this will be Puckett’s largest location to date!

Here’s what Max Stephenson, our longtime friend and general manager of the Chatt location, says about the Chattanooga launch:

“Puckett’s first priority is putting roots in the community, and that community is an important factor at each location. We’ve already seen Chattanooga’s response to that, and hope to continue to help drive the energy downtown! We think locals will enjoy our emphasis on an intimate and laid-back atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in your own home when eating a meal or listening to the music.”

Oh, and if you see folks already talking about their experience at Chattanooga, it’s because next week we’re also hosting a “soft launch” to help train our associates from August 24 through August 31. We’ll be quietly slinging biscuits and barbecue as we gear up for the public opening — feel free to join us, but know that the real Puckett’s experience won’t begin ’till September 1!

The Chattanooga restaurant hours (beginning Sept. 1) will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information about the restaurant, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com… or followa long at www.facebook.com/puckettschattanooga!

If you’re still learning about Puckett’s, here’s real quick rundown of what you can expect: 

A Tennessee landmark with decades-old roots stretching back to the 1950s, we’ve built our name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples like classic meat-and-three items and our slow-smoked BBQ.  The Puckett’s menus boasts of our Tennessee heritage, with our own special spin on breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Morning favorites include sweet potato pancakes topped with pulled pork and a downhome take on the eggs Benedict; lunch highlights range from a fried green tomato B.L.T. to heavy helpings of meat-and-three classics; and popular dinner dishes include grits topped with blackened sautéed shrimp, Cajun fried chicken over a bed of hot waffles or grilled salmon brushed with a moonshine glaze.

Oh, and here’s something fun: in 2015, Puckett’s was named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the country, according to a new book, The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America. The book recommends the ribs, which are ranked as one of the Top 10 in America. Puckett’s ambiance also made its own Top 10 list.

“We take our pride in authentic, home-cooked dishes and our barbecue. The secret to that is the 18-hour process, one that includes slow ‘n’ low cooking over cherry wood and a wrap that mimics the sous vide tradition,” says Andy Marshall, Puckett’s owner. “And when possible, Puckett’s always supports our local purveyors and farmers. We’re looking forward to establishing relationships with those people in the immediate area.”

And you can’t forget about the music here at Puckett’s! At our Nashville and Franklin locations, hundreds of the most talented artists have performed over the years, from Alan Jackson and Luke Bryan to Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Many times, we get to see songwriters rise from its stage to the national arena–favorite artists like Chris Janson, who performed songs like his “Buy Me a Boat” single at Puckett’s before topping the charts.

“At Puckett’s, music is just as much ingrained in our culture as the cooking,” says Claire Marshall Crowell, our director of operations. “That’s really where we’ve built our name, and you can’t separate the music from the menu. We’ve seen that Chattanooga is a rising star in the music industry, and we can’t wait to tap into that.”

Those interested in playing on the Puckett’s stage can contact music@puckettsgrocery.com for more information.

See y’all real soon!

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

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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.