The Story Behind the Best Fried Chicken in Town

Fried ChickenWhen Austin and Tom Brookshire started our company in 1921, groceries were front and center. Their goal was to provide the best products in Texas at a good value together for their customers. As the company and the family grew, they discovered their own recipe for success. It was right in Granny Brookshire’s kitchen! Her fried chicken was legendary. Sunday lunch was an event not to be missed if Granny was frying!

Made with FRESH, never frozen, Pilgrim’s Pride marinated chickens, Granny’s secret blend of spices and tender love and care, Granny’s chicken was a family favorite that the brothers knew would provide true Texas flavor and have people coming back for more!

It took the brothers a while to convince Granny to give up her recipe to use in the delis and convenience stores that were popping up in Texas and Louisiana, but a Granny’s love knows no bounds. She finally shared her secret recipe to see her grandsons succeed. Now, 94 years later, we’d like to think Granny Brookshire would be proud to see that each piece of chicken that our delis make is breaded with the same tender love and care that she used all those years ago.

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Catch the Hatch!
The season comes but once a year - it's the very brief but very important harvest of the Hatch Chile. They are a prized New Mexican chile grown in the Mesilla Valley just north of Los Cruces. That's where sunlight is intense and the nights are cool. This combo creates a chile that has a wonderful earthy flavor, with a hint of sweetness and kick to it.
Though the Hatch chile season is only six weeks long, at the roasting you can get a box of chiles and let the experts roast them for you on the spot.  Then you can freeze the roasted peppers and eat them all year long.  We carry a full line of Hatch chile products, from the brand Melissa's, guaranteed to heat up your cooking 365 days a year - instead of just during the six week season!  From salsa, to Dried Hatch Chiles…and from Hatch  Chile Powder to  a Ristra or string of chiles Brookshire Brothers brings Hatch home!

Hatch Chili Happenings:

Lufkin (Gaslight location):  August 15, 3-6pm and August 16, 10-5pm
Caldwell: August 16, 10-2pm
Wimberley: August 22, 3-6pm and August 23, 10-5pm
Magnolia: August 29, 3-6pm and August 30, 10-5pm
Montgomery: September 5, 3-6pm and September 6, 10-5pm
Hatch Chile Roasting
Dressed for Success – Manhattan’s Dressing
Customers will soon find a product in their local Brookshire Brothers that originates right here in Lufkin, Texas!  Destin Sabani, the creator of Manhattan Dressing, developed the recipes during his thirty years in the restaurant business. A native of northeastern Italy, Sabani has lived in Lufkin for 18 years operating several successful restaurants including Manhattan and Roma's - anchors in downtown Lufkin.  Sabani says, "For years, my customers have asked me for my recipes. They are the ones who encouraged me to offer my salad dressings on the retail market." Sabani approached his friends at Brookshire Brothers for their expertise.  The Lufkin-based grocer is proud to partner with Sabani to stock and promote his four dressings - Italian Tomato Vinaigrette, Tomato Ranch, Tomato Blue Cheese and Chipotle Tomato Ranch.  Each one is carefully mixed with the finest ingredients and are fabulous not only on salads but also as marinades.  Shoppers can now find Manhattan Dressings at all seven Brookshire Brothers locations in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.  Company spokesperson Sally Alvis adds, "It's a great partnership. Destin has a home-grown product and as another locally owned company, we have the synergies to help him get his dressings on the market.  It's a highly competitive category in supermarkets, but Brookshire Brothers is confident customers in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area will support Destin's dressing debut and be loyal to the new product." 
The media is invited to taste Manhattan Dressing at a red carpet unveiling onThursday, August 8th at Manhattan'sin downtown Lufkin.  Sabani will unveil his products during the 4:30-6:00 PM event. Representatives from Brookshire Brothers will also be available for comment.
Brookshire Brothers is an employee-owned company operating 76 retail grocery stores and 35 convenience stores in Texas and Louisiana. Started in 1921 by brothers Austin and Tom Brookshire, the company and its 7000 employee-owners remain customer driven, dedicated to celebrating family and community.  For more information, visit our website at
Red Carpet Roll Out of Manhattan Dressing
Thursday, August 8th  4:30PM-6:00PM
Manhattan Restaurant - Cotton Square in Downtown Lufkin