Oxford, Mississippi is a beautiful little college town. A very Southern town. And a foodie town. For a town of its size, Oxford has lots of interesting dining choices. Especially if you enjoy deep fried, bacon laced downhome cuisine. You’d think that great home-style biscuits would be as prevalent as Hotty Toddy t-shirts on Ole Miss co-eds. Well, that is not exactly the case.
Popeye’s makes a solid biscuit, but you can find Popeye’s pretty much all over the USA. John Currence’s Big Bad Breakfast makes scratch biscuits, yet I wouldn’t say they are exactly the star of the show. In our opinion, Oxford’s best biscuits are served by Ember’s Biscuits and BBQ on University Avenue. They are, in short, sublime little belly bombs. And they can be ordered with a variety of tasty fillings. Everything from stalwarts like bacon and sausage to double smoked ham (delicious) and a basil-flecked goat cheese and egg omelette. Wowza!
They even serve a fine pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a serviceable sweet tea to boot. The restaurant is the brainchild of the same gent who started the McAlister’s and Newk’s franchise juggernauts. Ember’s opened with little fanfare but has garnered a loyal following over the past two years. So much so that they are opening a 2nd Oxford location (West Jackson Avenue) in August of 2015.
A name change is also in the works. However, you can bet the biscuit recipe will remain the same. It had better.