George Strait’s #60for60 Campaign Comes to Puckett’s 5th & Church!

If you like country music, you like George Strait. Plain and simple. That’s why we’re so excited to host Phil O’Donnell and Dean Dillon, two of George’s friends and songwriters this Saturday, May 11!

Here’s why it’s especially cool:

George, one of country music’s living legends, is turning 61 come May 18—but before he does, the “King of Country” is hoping to nab one last milestone as he embarks on his final U.S. tour. Have y’all seen the “Sixty for Sixty” social media marketing campaign for Strait’s latest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight,” designed to make the tune his sixtieth #1 hit? Well, it’s comin’ to Puckett’s 5th & Church in a couple days!

On May 11 the #60for60 campaign will take front and center in downtown Nashville. One week before Strait leaves his 60th year—and the campaign ends—we’ll have O’Donnell and Dillon on stage.

Dillon has co-written 80 published Strait songs, including “Ocean Front Property” and “Living for the Night”, along with a slew of others. O’Donnell, a Puckett’s on-stage regular, co-wrote Strait’s current single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”  Together the pair has helped take Strait to the top of the charts 59 times: Strait has more #1’s than any other artist in history!

“We’re honored to call Phil and Dean friends of Puckett’s, and know how fortunate we are to be in Middle Tennessee and have this kind of talent on our stage,” Claire Crowell (our director of operations!) said. “Guys like them really represent what we’re all about. I believe this is the reason we’re unique: because you can’t separate the music from the food at Puckett’s.”

The show will begin at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $12 cover. To make a reservation, go here before they’re all gone!

Who: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

What: Phil O’Donnell and Dean Dillon

When: Saturday, May 11; 8:30 p.m.

Where: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
500 Church Street, Nashville, TN

Cost: $12

About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store Williamson County. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality. When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com.

May Burger of the Month: Cinco de Mayo

April showers bring…Cinco de Mayo! Although this year’s April showers are lingering longer than we’d hoped, May is one of your favorite months. And because we can’t limit our love of Mexican flavors to just one day, May’s Burger of the Month (BOM) is an ode to some of your favorite South-of-the-border ingredients–with that Puckett’s twist you look for in all of our dishes.

“When I think about Spanish influences in my cooking, Chorizo is one of my favorite flavors. In many restaurants I worked in, Chorizo con Huevos was a staple among the guys in the kitchen, and we would fix it every Sunday before the restaurant opened. So it was essential to put Chorizo on the burger for May. This burger is ‘muy bueno!’ if I do say so myself! We allow you to enjoy Cinco de Mayo all month long!”- Puckett’s Brand Chef, Keith West

 CINCO DE MAYO

Burger Bun (grilled)

1 Tbl Mayo

1 Lettuce Leaf

2 Sliced Tomatoes

2 Red Onion Rings

1 Puckett Burger

2 oz Crumbled Chorizo

1 Tbl Crumbled Feta

½ Tbl Cilantro Leaves

1 Lime Wedge

Burger Bun

[Serve with a side of chips & pico de gallo!]

Burger of the Month
Each month, Puckett’s chef Keith West creates a “Burger of the Month” to serve to our friends. It’s always quirky, it’s always carefully crafted and it always makes us lick our chops. We’re going to start sharing some of those exclusive recipes with you!

Homestead Manor Re-opens This Thursday!

 On March 5, 1863, the Battle of Thompson’s Station raged around a sweeping 50-acre property and one Williamson County plantation home.

On Thursday, May 2, Homestead Manor will commemorate 150 years since the skirmish with its grand re-opening as an event venue site from 6-9 p.m….. and Puckett’s Trolley is going to be on site to celebrate with these guys!

Y’all are all excited to celebrate the ca. 1816 historic landmark—a property that was as a ground-zero site for 6,000 Civil War soldiers—which will now serve as a private venue for community and corporate events, weddings and more. The open house event will showcase the versatility of Homestead Manor, as well as give everyone a first look at the newly renovated (fabulous, as Ms. Dolly Parton would say!) space.

The evening will include guest speakers who will educate partygoers on the manor’s heritage, and a special re-enactment of historical events pertaining to the location. In addition to music, entertainment and other activities, Pour Taste, Java Breeze, Puckett’s Trolley and Lipman Bros. will offer complimentary food and refreshments. Beer, wine and additional food will be available for purchase at a suggested $1 donation. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.

Today Homestead Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the property has a conservation easement through The Land Trust of Tennessee.

It is managed by Puckett’s Events, an events company owned by Andy and Jan Marshall of our Puckett’s family of restaurants (that’s us!). Hope to see y’all there.

For more information, please contact Event Coordinator Jill Begin at jill@puckettsevents.com.

Who: Puckett’s Events

What: Grand re-opening of Homestead Manor

When: Thursday, May 2; 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Where: Homestead Manor
4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179

 

Cost: Free

2SteelGirls Debut Single at Puckett’s… Then on to the Today Show!

Did y’all see THIS story in this weekend’s Columbia Daily Herald? Well, the stars just happen to be performing at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia this Friday evening… and boy is it going to be on heckuvah performance.

The 2SteelGirls are taking our stage at 15 Public Square to give our local audience a first listen at their debut single “Train Wreck”–the very same song that they’ll be belting out come May 10 when this mother-daughter duo appears on the “Today Show.”  That’s right, our Columbia friends get to hear the track even before Hoda and Kathy Lee bend their ears!

(As seen on: you may have caught Allison and Krystal Steel of Columbia on Nashville’s Channel 4, using their God-given talent to secure a spot on NBC’s “The Voice” last season. Or, you may have recognized their voices on Blake Shelton’s Christmas album. Either way, you gotta agree that this is going to be one rockin’ Friday night!)

In order to haul their band and equipment up to the Big Apple to perform on the morning show, the pair has to muster the money to get there. At Puckett’s, we’re charging a $10 cover to get these women to NYC! Support your hometown, and help ’em out. We’re all booked up for the show, but if you call (931) 490-4550 we’ll put you on our waiting list!

Do you have an idea of how the 2SteelGirls can raise money to get to the Today Show? Email them here.

Check out 2SteelGirls’ blind audition on “The Voice” here:

Nashville Students Compete in ‘The Cutting Edge Tour’

We’ve got some fun news for y’all!

On Tuesday, April 23, three culinary students from Nashville will compete in “The Cutting Edge Tour,” hosted by Food Network star and celebrity chef, Maneet Chauhan! This will be part of her nation-wide book tour this spring.  At each stop across the country, local students will be competing for the title “America’s Top Teen Chef.”

The public is invited to come cheer on Nashville’s students at the judging portion of the competition on April 23 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  The competition will be held at Glencliff High School (160 Antioch Pike; Nashville, TN 37211).

Glencliff’s culinary team recently took second place at the Tennessee ProStart Championship on March 9, held by the Tennessee Hospitality Education Foundation, and we’re excited to see this new talent cropping up!

As a member of the Tennessee Hospitality Association and the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association, we encourage y’all to support these students and help spread the word of the event! Want more information? Check out WSMV’s article here!

Glencliff High School’s 2nd Place Dessert (TN ProStart Championship)