Puckett's is an outgrowth of the Leipers Fork grocery of the same name, a community fixture since the 1950s. According to PR rep Hannah Tate, though, it's modeled more closely on the downtown Franklin addition opened by former owner Andy Marshall, who bought the original in 1998 and turned it into a popular music venue and comfort-food destination. The Nashville Puckett's (also owned by Marshall) will be significantly larger, with a bigger stage, seating for roughly 200, and a stock of supplies for downtown dwellers.
Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus will be available. We're not sure how they expect you to work after a breakfast of Bubba's Eggs Benedict (biscuits, bacon or sausage, and two fried eggs smothered in pepper gravy for $7.99), but it sounds worth a try. Same goes for the lunch menu, featuring everything from a Tennessee Philly of prime rib and Monterey Jack ($9.99) and meat-and-three plates to a Redneck Burrito, smoked bologna sandwiches and a veggie burger. Dinner mixes sweet Southern fare — shrimp & grits, catfish, barbecue, country fried chicken and steak — with steaks and salmon, with most entrees in the $12-$16 range.
There's also a full bar and wine list — good news if you're checking out the musical attractions this weekend. Friday night features Leslie Satcher, Big Al Anderson and Wade Hayes; Saturday night offers Monty Holmes, Kevin Denney and Joanna Smith.
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant is located at 500 Church St., Nashville, 770-2772. It opens daily at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.