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

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)

Puckett’s Boat House Shrimp Burger Recipe

It’s hard to imagine a more fitting way to spend a warm spring night than grilling outside. Imagine this: relaxing on a patio, sweet tea in hand, with a hint of smoke in the air and a tantalizing whiff from the grill… all making the neighbors wish they were dining at your place. Yep, that’s what Puckett’s Boat House is all about.

Our crew has concocted the perfect recipe to tantalize your taste buds for the warmer months ahead. This one’s sure to be a crowd pleaser y’all!


1 slice wheat bread (1  1/2 cup crumbs)

1 pound shrimp

3 Tbl. Mayo

2 Tbl. Thin sliced green onion

2 Tbl. Minced fresh parsley

2 tsp. grated lemon zest

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Pinch of cayenne

2 tsp. Old Bay

1 tsp. lemon juice

Combine ingredients together and form into a patty. Cook to preference. [yields 4 burgers]

Enjoy ya’ll!





April Burger of the Month: The Southern Comfort

Well, spring was supposed to have sprung…that groundhog sure fooled us. With the cold days in April, we knew y’all would need a real pick-me-up!

How we conceived the April’s “Burger of the Month”:
“So many people come to Puckett’s for the burger. And it is the South, so it made sense to fry it! Our next task was how to top it.The burger itself just screamed southern comfort food. Now, I’m a huge fan of bacon and onion jam.  So I thought, ‘why not make an onion jam using Southern Comfort liquor?’ To compliment the crispy fried burger I wanted to add pimento cheese on top. To cut the richness of the pimento cheese I added some sweet ‘n’ tangy chow chow. Because in the south we put chow chow on everything, right?!” -Puckett’s Brand Chef, Keith West

Once you taste all these flavors in the same bite, you can see why this burger is  Chef Keith’s favorite one yet! Below, Keith shares onion jam recipe that really gives this dish a kick. Enjoy y’all!

Onion Jam Recipe:

1 Red Onion Diced

2 TBL Bacon Grease (sub Olive Oil)

2 oz. Southern Comfort

1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Water

½ Tbl Corn Starch

1 Tbl Cold Water

Sautee Red Onions in bacon grease. Sweat onions down until they are dark and caramelized. De-glaze the pan with Southern Comfort. Add in red wine vinegar, sugar and brown sugar. Once dissolved, add water and salt. Allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes. Combine the corn starch and cold water in separate bowl. Slowly stir into mixture until a jelly like thickness. Cook on low 10 more minutes to allow corn starch to cook out. Serve hot or cold.

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!