Saturday, December 3, 2022

Oxford Stories: My Guys Serves Breakfast in Oxford

My Guys' Biscuits & BBQ serve one-of-a-kind Southern dishes in a drive-thru.
My Guys’ Biscuits & BBQ serve one-of-a-kind Southern dishes in a drive-thru.

Derrick Seals walks out of My Guys Biscuits & Bar-B-Que onto the empty patio with a cup full of sweet tea as contemplates whether or not he’ll cover his co-worker’s shift tonight. While lunch traffic continues to circulate through the restaurant’s drive-thru on University Avenue, Seals sports several pieces of royal blue, My Guys’ official colors.

Derrick Seals stands behind My Guys’ new way of viewing their menus at the drive-thru.
Derrick Seals stands behind My Guys’ new way of viewing their menus at the drive-thru.
Derrick Seals enjoys a free sweet tea.
Derrick Seals enjoys a free sweet tea.

“I used to wear one of the the cool blue Ember’s hats, but I let a new guy wear it on his first day, and haven’t seen it since,” Seals said, gripping the brim of his Dodgers’ hat bill.

Derrick seals, a University of Mississippi senior journalism major, began his employment at My Guys (formerly known as Ember’s) last April, after a friend prompted him to fill out an application.

The restaurant has become popular for cooking and serving fresh flavorful smoked meats. When customers step foot into My Guys’ doors, they are immediately greeted with the aroma of meats cooking on the smoker.

A view of the drive-in and cashier’s desk.
A view of the drive-in and cashier’s desk.

Similar to a hibachi grill, customers can watch their food prepared as the staff creates flavors from scratch. My Guys is also known for serving breakfast food all day.

“It’s the only place I’m aware of here in Oxford where you can get your breakfast meats, sauces and beans thrown in the smoker for extra flavor,” said Arlington Shirley, a second year employee of My Guys. “We have new location now on Jackson Avenue, but our menus are so unique, you may be able to get things smoked here that you can’t there.”

Every morning, the My Guys staff creates their secret rub, which eventually meets the surface of all their seasoned meats and biscuits. “I’m not saying we have the absolute best rub in town, but I haven’t tasted anything like it, and I’m from Memphis,” Seals said. “We know about barbecue.”


Taylor Shelley can be contacted at tcshelle@go.olemiss.edu.

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