Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant


Before I left Nashville, I brunched at Southern style restaurant, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant. What started out over 50 year years ago as a country store, Puckett’s has expanded to a full service restaurant with a handful of locations. 


Inside, you get a real down-home Southern vibe with friendly service. They also offer a stage where you can catch some live music with a side of Southern food. 


Ok, so, I know it’s isn’t quintessential Southern food, but it sounded really delightful to me, so, I went for it. I ordered their most popular salad, Strawberry Field Salad with Grilled Salmon (mixed greens topped with strawberries, feta, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette). I really liked this salad, it was light, fresh, and any salad with a killer fruit/nut/cheese combo is a real bonus. 

The Shorts:
Name: Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant
Location: 500 Church Street, Nashville
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, and next time I’ll try to make it in before 11am because their breakfast looked great.
Would I recommend it? Yes, get some Southern charm and check back at their menu for new and daily meat and veggie specials.


East Wick


In a neighborhood where there aren’t a bunch of new and exciting restaurants, East Wick has set up shop in between East Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn. 


The restaurant itself is simply designed, but filled with grand, custom-made wooden benches by a local artist. And since it’s located on the corner, during the day, the natural light cheerfully floods in from the wrap-around windows. 


I visited for brunch, and at a more than affordable $14, you get your entree, coffee or tea, and a brunch cocktail. I ordered their Green Omelette (spinach, chives, feta cheese, with roasted potatoes, market greens). The food was delicious. The greens were perfectly dressed with a wonderfully sweet vinaigrette, and the potatoes had a nice crispness to the skin and tender on the inside. The omelette was generous in size and the ingredients were liberally filled inside the eggs, making this a healthy and substantial meal.

The Shorts:
Name: East Wick
Location: 112 Graham Ave, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, the vibe is relaxed and inviting, and the food was great. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and I’m sure this is a new and true neighborhood gem now for those who live in the area.