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Old 07-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #16
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Sunday the 18th it is. Let's pick a time and place to meet that is NOT in Columbia. How about the Mercantile in Franklin at 8? In days of yore I would have said Puckett's in Leipers Fork but since the fleecing on my last visit there it will be a long time before they get any more of my money. Or you can pick a spot. I'm cheap, but I'm easy.
Franklin Merc. BZZZT...
monday - wednesday [7am-3pm] thursday - saturday [7am-9pm] Sunday [closed]
100 4th Avenue North, Downtown Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-9730

There's a Puckett's in Franklin as well. More restaurant, less trendy "old country store". I'm good with anywhere...The Sunday afternoon part is where the difficulty lies, but I will always try to weave it in.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:59 AM   #17
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Cool beans! I need a new crew to run with. Seems my style is a little underappreciated in certain circles.
So Puckett's has kicked you out too? I told you about that bathing thing. I know...it keeps the bears away...but it's strong to people too. Once a week is all we ask.

Thanks for getting the food thing going! I'm in so far for this first one. Gonna play the ride by the temperatures, but at least in for the feedin'.

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Old 07-09-2010, 08:42 AM   #18
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #19
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So, I've never been to Puckett's. Ridden by but never stopped for some reason. Are you saying that it's gone up scale now? Guess I screwed around and missed it.

In a way the same thing happened to the Loveless. Since the new owners took over and expanded it they're doing a booming business but the vibe has changed. Its morphed from a small local gem to a crowded tourist stop. Somehow the foods not as good either. Still pretty good, but it used to be "jump up and smack yer mama" good. First, the biscuit lady died and I guess going from 2 or 3 old ladies in the kitchen to a staff of 15 will change things.


Which is one of the things I'd love to see with this dinner thread...try and hit all of the little mom and pop treasures before they disappear.
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So, I've never been to Puckett's. Ridden by but never stopped for some reason. Are you saying that it's gone up scale now? Guess I screwed around and missed it.

In a way the same thing happened to the Loveless. Since the new owners took over and expanded it they're doing a booming business but the vibe has changed. Its morphed from a small local gem to a crowded tourist stop. Somehow the foods not as good either. Still pretty good, but it used to be "jump up and smack yer mama" good. First, the biscuit lady died and I guess going from 2 or 3 old ladies in the kitchen to a staff of 15 will change things.


Which is one of the things I'd love to see with this dinner thread...try and hit all of the little mom and pop treasures before they disappear.
Yep. Puckett's-Franklin has gone...well...Franklin. A tour-bus stop. Touristy-feeling. Etc... food is okay, but nothing special.

The reason for the title namesake is to accomplish just that. The kind of places you're talking about. Like Wendell's Meat-n-Three in W Nashville. But more out of the way.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:36 AM   #21
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I've never even seen the Puckett's at Franklin, but am still a huge fan of the one in Leiper's Fork. I'll go out of my way to get by there. Hell, I might even call it my favorite as semi-local hangouts go. They gots cold drinks, spectacular food, and great atmosphere. There are those days when tourons seem to invade, but they're usually pretty damn tolerable. Hell, I prefer the tourons over road bicyclists. I just wanna go around there some days handing out 'share the road' flyers to the bicyclists . And maybe muffler suggestions for the days when it gets thick with pirate ships
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I'm through L-F all the time. It's just a few miles from home. But I rarely stop @ Puckett's. More of a circus atmosphere that I usually enjoy.

the one if Franklin it next to Merridee's, where the old book store used to be. Across from the new courthouse. In fact, I think it used to be a bicycle shop at one point. (Oh and of course, "it was once a civil war hospital"...the typical Franklin claim.)
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #23
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Franklin Merc. BZZZT...
monday - wednesday [7am-3pm] thursday - saturday [7am-9pm] Sunday [closed]
100 4th Avenue North, Downtown Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-9730

There's a Puckett's in Franklin as well. More restaurant, less trendy "old country store". I'm good with anywhere...The Sunday afternoon part is where the difficulty lies, but I will always try to weave it in.
There's Dotson's in Franklin, by the river, just off the square. Cash only. It's good country cooking but if you eat there......better bring some TP in your camelback

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Franklin Merc. BZZZT...
monday - wednesday [7am-3pm] thursday - saturday [7am-9pm] Sunday [closed]
100 4th Avenue North, Downtown Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-9730

There's a Puckett's in Franklin as well. More restaurant, less trendy "old country store". I'm good with anywhere...The Sunday afternoon part is where the difficulty lies, but I will always try to weave it in.
There's Dotson's in Franklin, by the river, just off the square. Cash only. It's good country cooking but if you eat there......better bring some TP in your camelback

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Dodson's. A grubby little breakfast joint...but good. Old school diner. It's one of those, "ya either like it hate" it ones.
It used to be one of those places where you might see a celeb. But now the Cheryl Crowe's of the world seem to favor Sol. Not bad either, just a little $$$.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #26
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Good Texas BBQ in Brentwood (they've been in locations all around Nashville). Judge Beans.

Or there's always his brothers place in Franklin, Mickey Roo's. That is actually a very bike friendly place with outdoor seating. It's on Columbia near Franklin High School. Usually bands in the evenings (or at least on Friday and Saturday nights).
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #27
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...then there are the catfish places.
the one on hwy 100 as you're rolling into Centerville (from Fairview).

Or the one on just off of River Road just before you roll into Ashland City on 249 at the river.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:14 PM   #28
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... Or the one on just off of River Road just before you roll into Ashland City on 249 at the river.

Don't think that one's bounced back from the flood yet - I'll have to swing by & confirm. I'm sure they had water to the rafters over there!
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I am in... Good food and good riding... let me know...... WP
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:53 PM   #30
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The Bell Buckle Cafe is my favorite. Don't pass up the red beans & rice. Not open for breakfast or on Sundays. They always have desserts.
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