When you bite into the deliciousness served at
Fresh Air, you get real, old-school barbeque… from
hams that have been slowly smoked overnight…
served next to homemade, red, vinegar-based
sauce… with a side of Brunswick stew… and maybe
some coleslaw… all prepared from recipes handed
down through FOUR generations of family owners.
THIS is what makes Fresh Air so special.
Dr. Joel Watkins, the original proprietor, had what was essentially a road-side stand with a sawdust floor on the Atlanta Highway in Jackson. “The Barbeque Place,” as it was known then, had a very simple menu, nevertheless, it became a popular stop for travelers. In 1945, Butts County native, George W. “Toots” Caston, who had been managing the establishment for years, purchased the joint and eventually developed it into the Georgia institution known and loved today.
Enjoy the renowned barbeque at the original location in Jackson and in Macon too, where the family continues to maintain “Toots’” commitment to top quality foods at reasonable prices.