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Cafes and Restaurants: Fireside Inn

904 South Main, Lusk Wyoming

The Lusk Herald, September 16, 1954


Lusk's newest eating house the Fireside Inn opened Saturday with and open house and buffet lunch and served capacity crowds when they first opened Sunday for meals. Approximately 350 people attended the open house.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph "Pete" Schloatman were extremely pleased with the reception that was accorded them both at the open house and since that time.

First dinner to be served in the new eating house was to the Lusk Lions Club Thursday evening, Sept. 9, with approximately 45 attending. All the fried chicken the men could eat was the feature of the menu with large servings of mashed potatoes and gravy and roasting ears. Other menu items were tomato juice, a big salad, relishes, hot rolls, chocolate sundae and coffee.

The men had high praise for the Schloatmans in establishing such facilities in Lusk that will permit the serving of large groups. The Lions were without a place to meet until the remodeling of the Congregational Church is completed. Monday night the Commercial Club took advantage of the Fireside Inn and some 44 people enjoyed a ham dinner served by the eating house

Several more banquets including one breakfast are already scheduled. the establishment takes banquet reservations at any time even though normally the the hours of from 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 p.m. and from noon until 8:00 p.m. Sundays.

Mr. and Mrs. Schloatman expressed gratitude for the many floral pieces they received at their open house.

At the open house Mrs. Venus Kilmer had charge of the guest book, Mrs. Otha Holcomb poured the coffee, and Mrs. Ralph Hanson served the punch.

The building is located on the west side of Highway 85 in south Lusk and was erected by H. Bert Brown, contractor.


The Lusk Herald, September 8, 1993

Fireside Inn Putting the Customer's Needs and Wants Above All Else

Putting the customer's needs and wants above all else is the philosophy of Fireside Inn owner Cathy Brillhart. Brillhart has lived in Lusk since 1956. She ran the Southside Cafe from 1962 until 1979 when fire prompted her move to her current location at the Fireside Inn, she said.

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