#PUCKETTSLOVE(S) LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS!

Okay, folks, you can’t put it off any longer (we’re telling ourselves the same thing!) It’s officially the eleventh hour for gift buying, but you’re in luck! Our family of restaurants offer a variety gifts that are guaranteed to be a hit with any recipient — we’re talkin’ friends, relatives, teachers, co-workers — you name it, they’ll like it! All of the following can be purchased in the restaurants, and many are available online (but if you prefer to order online, you’d better do it TODAY!)

Without further ado, here are our recommendations for gift giving, A. Marshall Family Foods style.

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Puckett’s Gro. | Sauces, Spices, Marinades and Rubs
Give the gift of flavor and stuff the barbecue lover in your life’s stocking with some of the best rubs, sauces and spices in Middle Tennessee! You know Puckett’s for our fall-off-the-bone barbecue, cooked low n’ slow for 18 hours over cherry wood, but did you know we use these very same spices and rubs in our recipes?! We’re just sure that if you spread the love to others, they’ll go crazy for the ‘cue, too!

Buy these online or in any Puckett’s restaurant (we’re in downtown Nashville, downtown Franklin, downtown Columbia and downtown Chattanooga!)

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Puckett’s Boat House | Gift Cards
From the Rusty Bucket (a sampler of fried oysters, shrimp and catfish) to BBQ Shrimp & Grits, or our Mud Cat Mac & Cheese, the Boat House keeps you coming back time and time again for our Southern twist on seafood favorites. Whether you’re buying for someone close to you or a casual acquaintance, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to your favorite restaurant.

Now through 12/31, our gift cards are buy $50, get an additional $10; buy $100, get an additional $25; buy $500, get an additional $150; or buy $1,000, get an additional $400 and can be redeemed at Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro. or Scout’s Pub. That’s a gift worth triple the value, if you ask us! Available online or in the restaurant.

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Scout’s Pub | Growler of Beer
Swing on by Scout’s Pub and let us fill up a growler for your favorite beer enthusiast. We’ve got a wide variety of beers on draft — from a couple IPAs and a pale ale to a milk stout and pumpkin stout and everything in between — this gift sets the tone for a holly jolly holiday! Plus, it’s a “gift that keeps on giving” kind of thing, since your beer lover can take the growler back to Scout’s for a re-fill! 

32 oz. growlers are $8 each + $10 to fill with beer; 64 oz. growlers are $12 each + $15 to fill.

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Hattie Jane’s Creamery | Baked Goodies & Gift Cards
Somethin’ about this time of year makes us want to whip up dozens of cookies and treats, but let’s face it — more often than not, our visions of delivering beautiful baked goods to our loved ones play out way more smoothly in our minds.  Never fear, we’ve got a couple of options for you! Let our professionals at Hattie Jane’s do the baking for you, and come pick up our seriously amazing homemade cookies and brownies by the half dozen or dozen. Talk about a gift that’s one size fits all!

Or, Hattie Jane’s gift cards are buy $20, get $5 free. We can’t think of a sweeter stocking stuffer and the best part is, you can order these online! They can be printed off or sent straight to the recipient’s inbox. Buy them here.

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Homestead Manor | New Year’s Eve Dinner for Two
Give the gift of a special night out to two people who need it the most, and surprise them with a reservation and gift card for New Year’s Eve at Homestead Manor. Harvest, the restaurant on our ca. 1819 property in Thompson’s Station, is offering a chef-inspired menu that includes shared appetizers, soup or salad, an array of main dish options and dessert for $80 per person.

Guests will begin with a choice between an endive spear with avocado, lobster and grapefruit, and chicken liver toast with shallot jam, in addition to soup or salad options ranging from lobster bisque to apples, spicy pecans, blue cheese and champagne vinaigrette over fresh greens.

Entree choices include seared scallops over a potato pancake with caviar sauce, filet mignon with wild mushrooms and rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, and pomegranate orange chicken with roasted root vegetables and gruyere garlic roasted mashed potatoes. To finish off, guests will be served a dessert featuring chocolate and caramel flavor profiles.

A New Year’s Eve at Homestead Manor is a truly memorable experience, and they’ll always remember who treated them to it (that’s you!) Reservations can be made online here or by calling (615) 538-6113. Purchase a gift card here (get $30 free when you spend $100!)

Merry, Merry Memories from your Puckett’s Family!

Family is everything to us here at A. Marshall Family Foods, especially during the holidays. A few of us recently got to talking about our favorite memories we’ve shared with our families and what makes this season so special for us, and some of the stories were too good not to share!

Today we’re giving you a glimpse into the holiday memories of our Marketing Director, Rachel, and two of our all-star servers in Chattanooga, Mariah and Gracie. If these stories don’t warm your heart, we don’t know what will (besides our Piggy Mac, that is!) Check back with us later this week for more!

WE’RE MAKIN’ OUR (CATERING) LIST AND CHECKIN’ IT TWICE…

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Hosting friends and family for Christmas and have no time to cook? We get it and we’re here for you! All Puckett’s Grocery locations and Puckett’s Boat House are accepting to-go catering orders for the holiday, and will also be open to feed you and yours on Christmas Eve.

Now until Sunday, Dec. 18; catering orders can be placed online or by phone for pick-up at Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Nashville; Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Columbia; downtown Chattanooga; or Puckett’s Gro. and Puckett’s Boat House, both in downtown Franklin.

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Puckett’s Gro. Catering

Puckett’s to-go menu boasts the holiday classics such as smoked spiral ham; broccoli and rice casserole; corn pudding; cranberry relish and more. Our award-winning barbecue –including smoked beef brisket, cherry wood smoked pulled pork, and smoked baby back ribs — adds a touch of Southern flair to any meal and is also on the catering menu, as well as an assortment of cobblers and pies.

Orders can be placed online or by calling the restaurants:
Puckett’s Nashville: (615) 770-2772
Puckett’s Columbia: (931) 490-4550
Puckett’s Chattanooga: (423) 708-8505
Puckett’s Franklin: (615) 794-5527

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Puckett’s Boat House Catering

Ya’ll love the Boat House for its Southern twist on seafood favorites, and our catering menu is no different! Choose from a variety of non-traditional holiday options including chicken and sausage jambalaya; gumbo; and pineapple casserole. Our signature oyster dressing; white cheddar whiskey grits; key lime pie and carrot cake are also available, among other offerings.

To-go catering orders from Puckett’s Boat House can be placed online or by phone at (615) 790-2309.

Christmas Eve Hours

Each restaurant’s hours on Christmas Eve will vary by location, and if Thanksgiving is any indication, you’re gonna want to make a reservation!

Puckett’s Gro. in Nashville will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and serving from the full menu.

Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia, Franklin and Chattanooga will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and serving from the breakfast and lunch menus only.

Puckett’s Boat House will open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will only offer its brunch buffet for $17.99 per person.

Christmas Eve reservations are being accepted by phone or online for Puckett’s Gro. here (click Reserve at the top, then select the restaurant nearest you!) or Puckett’s Boat House here.

Help us send #PuckettsLove to Gatlinburg

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The devastation caused by the fires in Gatlinburg has been debilitating to families and businesses. As a community, we all want to assist our East Tennessee neighbors in any way we can, and any contribution and demonstrations of kindness are incredibly empowering to those who need immediate aid. We at A. Marshall Family Foods and the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association (TnHTA) team are working together to help our friends in Sevier County.

Throughout the month of December, all of our restaurants in Middle Tennessee will be accepting a wide range of toiletries and non-perishables. We will be taking the donations to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, to the former Boyd’s Bears/American Bandstand facility, which is now serving as a donation HQ for the community. The first round of donations will be delivered the week of Dec. 12!

Additionally, we will allow diners to add a donation to the TnHTA’s “Together We Prepare” fund to their total bill, and we’ll match a portion of contributions. Separate donations by cash or credit card will also be accepted.

Please join us in helping our East Tennessee friends in their time of desperate need.