USA Today Captures Gov. Christie’s Puckett’s Arrival

On Friday, we were honored that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam brought New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Puckett’s 5th & Church, before delivering his speech at the Tennessee Republican Party’s Statemen’s Dinner. A big ole crowd turned out to shake Gov. Christie’s hand–we couldn’t believe all the hoopla!

Luckily, USA TODAY captured the arrival at Puckett’s. Watch it here:

Puckett’s 2014 CMA Fest Lineup

Our Nashville location is geared up and excited for CMA Music Fest 2014! We’ve got some great shows lined up through-out the week, all with no cover charge.

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If your plans include a trip a little farther south, be sure to check out our Franklin music calendar (we’ve got Don Schlitz on Saturday and David Ball on Sunday!), our Columbia music calendar and our Puckett’s Boat House music calendar too!


PBH Wine Bar’s “Wine by the River” Tasting with Burly Wines

Our new Puckett’s Boat House Wine Bar will host its first-ever “Wine by the River” tasting event on Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will be an opportunity for the public to mix and mingle with Hank McCrorie, owner of Burly Vineyards just east of Napa Valley! Burly provides the Wine Bar’s most high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, an exceptional red that achieves supreme fruit and color extraction under the careful eye of Michael Wolf, vineyard manager.

Friends who attend can expect to sip and swirl samples from the Burly wine, as well as become more familiar with both the vintner and the vineyard. The event is designed to be educational and casual, allowing guests to ask questions as they taste.

This will be PBH’s first event in an educational series to help grow and cultivate the wine culture in Franklin.

Local Harvest Beverage representatives will also be on hand during the evening to answer any questions.

The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Wine Bar, on the restaurant’s riverside, and there is no cost to attend.

Puckett’s Boat House added the wine bar to its restaurant on East Main Street just this week, transforming the “Bait Shop” into a space that offers an extensive list of hard-to-find wines and high-end boutique spirits. In addition to gourmet coffee and sweet treats, the newly renovated space will host humidors stacked with cigars and exposed wine cabinets that allow guests to peruse rare blends from the world’s most notable wine regions.

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Puckett’s Boat House Adds Wine Bar & Cigar Patio to Restaurant’s Riverside

BoatHouseWineBarOur own Puckett’s Boat House is adding a wine bar to its riverside in downtown Franklin, transforming the “Bait Shop” into a space that offers an extensive list of hard-to-find wines and high-end boutique spirits.

We hope y’all will join us this Wednesday, May 21 as the Boat House Wine Bar officially opens its doors to the public with a grand opening event from 6-8 p.m. that includes half-off all wine.

The Boat House Wine Bar exudes an authentic French Quarter café experience, incorporating a rustic dark wood bar, black and white classic hex tile floors, and vintage Creole-themed décor to set a more mysterious ambiance than its neighboring seafood eatery. The terrace, overlooking the Harpeth River, will serve as a cigar patio and lounge.

In addition to gourmet coffee and sweet treats, the newly renovated space will host humidors stacked with cigars and exposed wine cabinets that allow guests to peruse rare blends from the world’s most notable wine regions. With a focus on unique varietals and blends, Beverage Director Jon Yeager carefully selected a wide-ranging list of wines and spirits that includes labels not seen anywhere else on Nashville or Franklin menus. Organized by weight and mouth-feel, the wine menu is designed to guide the customer by their taste buds, rather than preconceived notions.

“We wanted to give Downtown Franklin another unique experience, to introduce some new things to our customers,” Yeager said. “Our hope is to engage them through their palates. We want to take the pressure off of how much you know—or don’t know—about wine, and focus on intriguing guests through flavors and tastes.

“Everyone knows what pinot grigio is and deservingly so, but there are plenty of other styles of light white wines, and that’s what we want to introduce people to. It’s about exploration too: we hope people leave the Wine Bar not only having had an enjoyable experience, but feeling like discovered something new.”

Yeager says one of his favorite wines on the new menu is from the txakolina (pronounced choco-lina), a grape popular in culinary trendsetting cities such as Charleston.

“This wine is refreshing, crisp, light and perfect for humid summer days,” he said. “It’s a buzz word in Charleston, which is a city I look to as being a taste-maker and staying ahead of the wine and spirits trends. They have festivals devoted to this one particular kind of wine! The Wine Bar will be the first to carry it around here, as far as I know.”

Another wine that is sure to be a crowd favorite, and will make for a first-time experience, is the Barista—a red wine with a hint of espresso. The restaurant will also carry the kiralyudvar (pronounced Kee-RYE-oohd-var), which Yeager compares to an un-oaked chardonnay.

“We based this menu solely on what other restaurants don’t have,” Yeager said.  “Nashville isn’t particularly known as a wine town, so it’s our hope that we can help grow and cultivate that culture here in Franklin. I’m excited to introduce people to new flavors and names, and to make this place a culinary leader in wine.”

Many locals will be happy to find a selection of cigars sold at the Wine Bar, as well as a handful of high-end spirits that Yeager says customers can enjoy with their cigars.

And to ensure that those sensitive to cigar smoke will not be affected during their dining and sipping experiences, the restaurant has created a designated outside area that doesn’t allow smoke to waft into the dining rooms. The Boat House outdoor patio on the corner of East Main Street and Bridge Street will remain smoke free.

Puckett’s Boat House is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more, go to

About Puckett’s Boat House

Puckett’s Boat House aims to stay true to local flavor while delivering an atmosphere that makes you nostalgic for family vacations and good times. The grill and oyster bar menu offers by-the-shore dishes reminiscent of the Gulf coast and the Big Easy, plus Southern staples that draw from the Marshall family’s Mississippi Delta and Memphis roots.

Enjoy Puckett’s trademark Southern fare and reputation for a live music venue—both with a Boat House twist. To learn more, go to


Puckett’s Featured on Travel Channel Series, Airing April 22

Three Nashville chefs will be featured on the premiere of the new Travel Channel show “Chow Masters,” airing Tuesday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. — and our own Keith West is one of ’em!

In the “Barbecue in Music City” episode, Keith West of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, along with Mason’s Bar and Smoke Et Al, discuss the art of Nashville barbecue and re-create their restaurant’s renditions of a creative BBQ dish.

In the show, Keith shows the two hosts how to make our Piggyback Pimento BBQ sandwich–stay tuned for all that entails!–on the Puckett’s Trolley, parked outside the iconic Ryman Auditorium (thanks y’all!).  A little birdie tells us that Keith, our BBQ and the Mother Church all look GOOD on primetime!

The three chefs are vying for a $10,000 cash prize and the Golden Skillet award. Tune in to see what happens!

You’re invited to  a viewing party of the show at Puckett’s Boat House at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin on April 22, 7-9 p.m. The PBH bar will serve samples of the Piggyback Pimento sandwich made in the show, in addition to other specials! Hope to see y’all there.

psssst: You can get a sneak peek from the episode here:

The originals series follows Chef Sammy DeMarco (aka Sammy D) and best friend/Hollywood director Frank Coraci as the pair hits the road to find “the tastiest and most creative comfort food in America.” DeMarco is the chef behind the former First Food & Bar at the Palazzo and Rattlecan at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Coraci is the Hollywood director behind the three Adam Sandler hits ClickThe Waterboy and The Wedding Singer.

DeMarco and Coraci filmed 13 half-hour episodes. “Chow Masters” premieres April 22 with back-to-back episodes: the first in New York at 8 p.m. and the second in Nashville at 8:30 p.m.

For additional details of the show, go to

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