Ludlows Steatkhouse on Highway 2 in Corydon will be opening Aug. 30 with new owners, Truett Pershy and wife, Sheena, children: Kiana, 15; Kyree, three; and Kolston, six months. This will be a real family affair as Pershy’s mother, Debbi Kovacevich, will be managing the restaurant. Ludlows will be open Wednesday and Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. with a full menu and bar.
“We are a family restaurant and will pride ourselves on our fresh, never frozen, meat. We have changed the menu and will have weekly specials. The salad bar will have a variety of homemade dressings and salads,” said Pershy. We will have prime rib on Friday and Saturday and barbecued ribs every night. They will be serving a variety of steaks, broasted chicken, Iowa chops, fish, a full menu of sandwiches and a kids menu.
Restaurants run in the family, making this the third generation who have owned/managed restuarants. Pershy said we pulled mom (Kovacevich) out of retirement and being a full time grandmother. She has managed Saddle Rock in Centerville; East Side in Seymour; and No Name in Promise City, which was named after her father, Dwight Fetters whose handle was No Name while he drove a semi. Pershy has won several barbecue contests and placed in an area chili cookoff.
“We have always like to cook and feed people,” said Pershy.
With Christmas just around the corner we will be booking parties (for any occasion) and we can seat 130 comfortably. And we have gift certificates that make wonderful gifts.
The whole family has been busy repainting and changing the décor. We have fixed the echo, the sound is much better. They have four TVs for games and special pay per views. Long time cook Gary Sorensen will be back behind the grill with 13 other employees. Pershy will still be selling insurance during the day, but stop in and see him in the evening at Ludlows.
“We want to be known as an excellent steakhouse,” said Pershy. “So bring in the family and enjoy!”