Roses are Red, Violets are Blue….

Roses are red, Violets are blue
Single or spoken for
Puckett’s Boathouse wants to spend Valentine’s Day
with you!
Do Valentine’s this year Cajun-style, with some live music, good food and our amazing Puckett’s Boathouse Valentini–a signature drink created by our bartender, Doug, especially for you!
It will have you wishing Valentine’s Day was everyday.

Valentini Recipe:
1 oz. blood orange vodka
1 oz passion fruit
fresh squeeze orange juice
splash of fresh squeezed lime juice
dash of orangebitters chilled in a martini glass

Boat House Launches Year-Long “Dollar For Your Thoughts” to Benefit Heritage Foundation

Our Puckett’s family has been champin’ at the bit to tell y’all about an exciting initiative at Puckett’s Boat House that begins this Friday!

We’re launching “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.–and we’re hopin’ it will generate lots of dollars for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County over the next 11 months.

Beginning tomorrow, our bar, grill and bait shop on East Main Street in downtown Franklin will provide each table with buckets of tape and markers, and encourage customers to stick dollar bills—with their own custom messages—to the restaurant’s low ceiling. At the end of the year, all of the money pinned will be gathered and given to the Heritage Foundation.

Mary Pearce, director of the Heritage Foundation, will tape the first dollar to the eatery’s ceiling at 5 p.m. on Friday. Both the Boat House and the non-profit organization hope that a crowd will join to see Mary stick the first monies up there!

The Boat House is launching “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” in conjunction with the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) coordinated evening event, “Open Your Heart.” The DFA promotion will unite 24 downtown merchants, who are supporting two-dozen local charities through a collaborative fundraising effort.

The 24 businesses will leave their doors open later and donate 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. The Boat House will support the Heritage Foundation!

For a complete list of participating merchants and event details, go to www.downtownfranklintn.com/openyourheart.

Who: Puckett’s Boat House; The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County; Downtown Franklin Association (DFA)

What: “Puckett’s Dollar For Your Thoughts” at Puckett’s Boat House; “Open Your Heart” promotion coordinated by DFA

When: Friday, Feb. 8; 5 p.m.

Where: 94 East Main Street, Franklin, TN

Singer/songwriter & Former U.S. Marine Markus Fox Performs at Puckett’s for TV Show

“AMERICAN HERO EXPERIENCE” ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK COMES TO PUCKETT’S
Marine’s Song and Story Featured in Upcoming Episode Filmed at Puckett’s 5th & Church

Ok y’all, we’ve got something pretty darn cool to announce. A NBC Sports Network show “American Hero Experience” episode is going to be filmed at Puckett’s in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Feb. 2!  Outdoor Music has partnered with the show to help make a dream come true for aspiring singer/songwriter and former U.S. Marine, Markus Fox!

The network is bringing Markus to Nashville to record his song, “Sacrifices,” which will be used periodically on the new show. And he’s performin’ that song at our 5th & Church location… and sharin’ a stage with famed songwriters Wynn Varble, Don Poythress, Karen Staley, and Brad Cotter! How cool is that?

HERE’S THE THING: if you want to see the taping of the show, we’re all booked up (BUT you can call 615-770-2772 for the waiting list). However, we’ve got reservations open for later Saturday night… and you might still catch the crew + Markus!

Why Markus Fox?
Producers of the show were overwhelmed with emails about Markus and “Sacrifices” during their search for a new theme song. They invited Markus and his father to St. Petersburg, Florida to discuss using his song for the show. When the two arrived at the Guy Harvey Outpost, the producers surprised Markus with the news that they had arranged a three-day dream-come-true fishing trip with “Hit and Run” fishing charters.

About Markus Fox
Markus, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, had his father ship his guitar to a combat zone, and his music not only became therapy for his time away from his Alabama home, it also lifted the spirits of his fellow soldiers.

More About The Episode
During his time on the water taping the episode, Markus discussed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the tragic story of a friend he lost during the tour.

About “American Hero Experience”
“American Hero Experience” kicked off January 10, 2013 on the NBC Sports Network. The show is co-hosted by disabled Gulf War Vet Sgt. Joe Kowalski (USMC, Ret.) and Keith Alan, who also serves as Executive Producer of the show. When Kowalski realized how fishing was helping him deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he figured it could help other veterans, so he started a fishing outreach program. His service to our country as a Marine, and his dedication to his fellow veterans and returning service members made him a natural fit for a television series dedicated to recognizing heroes, creating awareness for their needs and illustrating the therapeutic value fishing provides.

It introduces modern day American heroes who share inspirational stories, as they discover the unique therapy that outdoor recreation provides while on ultimate experiences with pro athletes and celebrities in world class destinations.

About Outdoor Music
Outdoor Music, is owned by Franklin, TN based Dalia Entertainment Group. The indie music label’s catalog includes exclusive Baseball, Hunting, and Fishing Master recordings, like the classic Andy Griffith Show theme song, The Fishin’ Hole, featuring Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble. http://www.outdoormusic.com

2013 Restaurant Week: Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant and Puckett’s Boat House

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (both locations in Franklin and Nashville) and Puckett’s Boat House are proud participants of Nashville Originals Restaurant Week, a semi-annual event celebrating local dining. The 2013 winter event is Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20.

The week highlights special menus + prices for those who join in on the fun… and our three restaurants are excited about the exclusive dishes the chefs have whipped up for the week!

Check out menus below, and a couple sneak previews for what’s in store.

Puckett’s Boat House

The Boat House at 94 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin has a delicious lineup in store for its lunch and dinner guests who want to indulge in Restaurant Week: Blackened Chicken Oscar, Apricot Glazed Pork Chop Medallions, Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp, a combination oyster platter and three decadent desserts like your grandma used to make!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

A three-course meal is $20.13, and includes your choice of soup or salad, an entree, dessert and a soft drink or iced tea. Available for lunch and dinner, Jan. 14-Jan. 20. Call (615) 790-2309 for reservations or questions. Enjoy!  [Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.]

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Franklin + Nashville)

Both our Franklin (120 Fourth Avenue South) and Nashville (500 Church Street) locations are serving up a tasty menu that features Puckett’s trademark Southern touches with a special kick for the week. Dishes include: the Kickin’ Chicken, Bubba’s Bones and BBQ Shrimp & Bacon Grits. Wine pairing suggested with each selection!

Nashville and Franklin menu

A three-course meal is $20.13, and includes a House salad, entree, homemade cobbler and non-alcoholic beverage. Available for lunch and dinner, Jan. 14-Jan. 20. Call 615-794-5527 [Franklin] or 615-770-2772 [Nashville] for reservations or questions. Enjoy!  [Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.]

Bubba's Bones

The Voice at Puckett’s Giveaway (yes, you read that right!)

How would you feel about snagging the LAST TWO seats to The Voice concert at Puckett’s in downtown Franklin this Saturday, Jan. 12? Yes, we’re talking about THAT sold-out show (click here to read all about it).

Well, we have a contest happening this week where you have a chance to do just that.

The Voice Giveaway

We’ll pick ONE random winner to win two seats to the sold-out concert. To win, here’s what you have to do: 

1. Follow us on Twitter (@puckettgrocery) and tweet “I want to hear The Voice live at @puckettsgrocery in @dwtnfranklintn Jan. 12! #puckettsgrocery #eatlocal http://goo.gl/dZHQg” | if you already follow us on Twitter, tweet this and you will be entered

For up to 3 additional entries, you can do two or more of any of the following: 

2.  “Like” Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant on Facebook

3. “Share” THIS Facebook photo

4.  Follow the Puckett’s Grocery Pinterest Page. If you already follow us, “pin” the photo on this page to your account

5. Follow the Puckett’s Grocery Instagram account: @puckettsgrocery

This contest ends on Friday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. central. Once the winner is chosen, we’ll make contact and post the name here on the blog. If he or she doesn’t respond within 12 hours, we’ll have to choose another winner, so be sure to check your accounts!

Full disclosure: these are bar seats. The show is sold out, and there is no room for additional seats, or to be moved to a table. There are no tangible tickets, just reservations at the restaurant.