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!


Puckett’s Downtown Columbia Is Launching “Community Tuesday” Series in April!

We’re launching our “Community Tuesday” initiative in downtown Columbia TOMORROW! What is it? Well, it’s a five-part series where we donate 10 percent of the restaurant’s daily sales on April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 to local organizations.

Through your appetites, our Columbia guests will support Columbia Central High School’s Project Graduation on Tuesday, April 2; aMuse’um on Tuesday, April 9; Maury County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) on Tuesday, April 16; Hope House on Tuesday, April 23; and Maury County Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, April 30.

This is the first philanthropic effort from Puckett’s in Columbia, which opened last week on March 27, 2013. Our Owner, Andy Marshall, says that the five Tuesdays coincide with our mission to focus on community.

“We’re supporting these five organizations because we connect with their individual visions, and we believe our customers do too. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for both the Puckett’s family and our guests to become more familiar with what each does for the community,” he says. “From the moment we announced our plans to open in Columbia, we’ve felt a humbling amount of local support. It’s just a small indicator of the kind of heart Maury County has. We hope to show our appreciation through these kind of events.”

We kicked off our Columbia operations with a neon sign-lighting ceremony on March 23, and a grand opening event on March 27 that included live music and a ribbon cutting with the Maury County Chamber of Commerce. This marks the third family-owned location in three different counties for the Marshall family.

We’re open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com/columbia or call 931-490-4550.

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 in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. 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.