Make sure to watch Andy’s interview on “Moore with The Mayor”

Andy was honored to be interviewed by Franklin Mayor Ken Moore for his new Moore with The Mayor program. In this interview Mayor Moore discusses a range of topics with Andy, including a great overview of the forthcoming Gray’s On Main restaurant.

Along with being available to watch on Youtube, Moore with The Mayor will air on Franklin’s Cable Channel 10. Here’s a list of air dates and times:

Monday August 27 – 9:30 am, 1:30 pm, 10:03 pm
Tuesday August 28 – 9:45 pm
Wednesday August 29 – 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm
Thursday August 30 – 2:15 pm, 8:50 pm, 10:30 pm
Friday August 31 – 10:01 am, 2:01 pm

Congratulations to Doris and Pam! Featured in an International Travel Magazine

Puckett’s and Downtown Franklin were recently featured in a German Magazine.  We are proud to report that Doris Stringer, and her daughter, Pam Pelham were recently featured in the German Magazine, “Glucksblatt,” when travel writer Gunther Matejka stopped by the restaurant.

Doris and Pam in the German publication GlucksblattMatejka visited with a large group of European travel writers.  When Pam heard him speaking German, she joined in the conversation, much to his delight.  Doris and Pam are from Germany, and still have family there.  They are also some of our most beloved associates with all of our customers in Franklin, and have the longest working relationship with Puckett’s, starting with our first year of operation.

The travel writers fell in love with Pam and Doris, and all of Franklin.  It is such a thrill to have them represent our Puckett’s family on an international level.

If you just so happen to be fluent in German, check out the article right here!

Andy in the garden

Recipe: Andy’s Summer Veggie Lasagna

Williamson AM did a great piece on Andy this past Sunday. He discusses his love of cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients, stemming from when he was a young teenager, and how he has incorporated this into Puckett’s from the very beginning at Leiper’s Fork to most recently, Puckett’s Boat House in Downtown Franklin.

Along with the article, he also shared a Marshall family favorite- Summer Veggie Lasagna. Most all of these veggies come from the garden. We wanted to share this recipe with you here on the blog.

Andy in the garden
Read The Williamson AM’s peice “From grocery to restaurant, Andy Marshall has fresh taste for food” here

Andy’s Summer Veggie Lasagna


2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ cups zucchini, diced

1 ½ cups yellow squash, diced

1 ½ cups egg plant, diced

1 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

½ cup diced green pepper

½ cup diced sweet red pepper

10 fresh Roma tomatoes, diced

1 cups water

½ cup of red wine

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

5 fresh basil leaves, diced

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, crushed

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 (15-ounce) container reduced-fat ricotta cheese

1 ½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

¼ cup grated Romano cheese

9 whole wheat lasagna noodles


1. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan add olive oil, sauté onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, egg plant, mushrooms and peppers; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, water, red wine, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Hint: thicken the sauce to preference by sifting flour, if needed.

2. Drain noodles; set aside. Combine the ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella and Romano cheese. In an ungreased 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish, layer a third of the remaining sauce, three noodles and half of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce and noodles. Spread reserved sauce over top.

3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

CMA Fest Comes to Nashville Puckett’s

We always are so excited to have our wonderful Country Music Fans come every year to Nashville to join the love fest that is the CMA Festival. For as long as I can remember, there is a great loyalty between Country Music Fans and their artists, writers and musicians. What was once Fan Fair has exploded into Nashville’s biggest party. I personally love watching all of the fans hang out on Broadway, come eat at Puckett’s in Nashville and all of the other great restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is electric in a positive way.Locash Cowboys hold their first CMA Fest fan-club party at Puckett's 5th & Church!

The Country Music Association has done a terrific job with bringing in so many young artists who have drawn a whole new generation of fans to our town. It really is one of the best times to come to Nashville if you love your Country Music.

Thank you to all of our Puckett’s loyals who came from all over the world to celebrate Southern Food and culture during the CMA Fest. We hope to have all of y’all come back again next year!