With awards coming up in June, Eater is profiling the 50 semifinalists for Eater Young Guns 2014. What is a Young Gun? Someone like Rye's Doug Petry, who was a self-taught bartender who convinced Rye on Market owner Michael Trager-Kusman to give him his first job two years ago, and today he's running their bar program. Petry caught the attention of former Young Gun and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. owner Brooks Reitz, and Trager-Kusman told Eater he thinks Petry is "changing the culture of bartending in Louisville ... making it more of an art."
· Meet the EYG Semi-Finalists: Karr, Mispagel, Petry, Lasater, Brewer [~EN~]
· All Eater Young Guns Coverage [~ELOU~]