Puckett’s Boat House, our soulful seafood eatery on East Main Street in downtown Franklin, has launched a series of community-focused events—just in time to celebrate our one-year anniversary in June! In recent weeks, the Boat House has kicked off an outdoor corn hole tournament, a weekly “Ladies Day” event and a scrumptious weekend brunch.
And on June 4, the restaurant hosted its 18th season of Puckett’s Rising Star, a singer-songwriter, open-mic contest that began at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant five years ago. The competition, which moved to the Boat House last season, is unique to the area because the audience plays an integral role in the selection of winners each week.
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It held its first two-day brunch over Memorial Day Weekend, a buffet that is now offered each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You better believe the brunch menu is gonna be good, with Chef Carlos behind the helm. It’ll be an ever-rotating smorgasbord of 15 to 20 items, with selections ranging from baked tilapia and beer-battered cod to biscuits and gravy, French toast casserole and home-style potatoes. The brunch buffet is $15.95 for adults, and $7.50 for kids 12 and under.
In addition to the weekend event, they’ve also established a weekly “Ladies Day” event on Wednesdays. The all-day special includes exclusive dishes geared towards the feminine set, and deals such as half-price wine by the bottle and glass.
Manager Stacy Wray (you know how we love her!) came up with the idea. Here’s what she had to say’ bout it.
“I love the heart behind our restaurant and its community relationships. My hope is that our friends feel a connection with us here, and that they begin to feel that it’s an extension of their own kitchen. That’s why we started this particular event, to build on that family environment. We would love to be a part of a long-standing tradition among friend groups.”
To wipe out the Monday blues and attract another customer base, the Boat House also began hosting the PBH Corn Hole Tournament, a double-elimination game that includes 10 teams each week. The tournament, which asks a $10 entry fee, begins at 6 p.m. and includes weekly prize money.
Here’s why General Manager J.T. Ward loves it:
“Corn hole is a game that I associate with friends, family and warm weather. I think that good-time feeling, and a little healthy competition, is a great fit for the Boat House. I hope it becomes a seasonal tradition, and something that locals can look forward to.”
The restaurant also has a weekly Boat House Blues Night, presented by Nashville artist and musician Billy Block.
WHEW. That’s it for us. It’s a lot, ain’t it? For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit Puckett’s Boat House at 94 E. Main Street or its website at www.puckettsboathouse.com.