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Where You Can Find Rusty The Beef Jerky Guy

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It's late. Your date catches you scouring the crowd. Thinking you're checking out someone, you take shit. But no, you respond, it's not like that. You're not looking for a hook up of the flesh-in-the-pan sort. You're craving something deeper, something spicier. You're looking for Rusty The Beef Jerky Guy—the bearded, overall-clad gent who unobtrusively peddles his nickel bags of beef jerky. It's midnight in Louisville, and this is no time to get cute. It's a beef jerky promenade.

Little's known about Rusty (he's repeatedly turned down interview requests with at least one other Louisville media outlet). His Facebook fan page gives us little tidbits of flavorful meat: his last name is Sturgeon, his favorite Christmas tune is the original Chipmunks' "Christmas Time is Here," his personal interests are "making the best damn beef jerky this side of the Mississippi." In his wake, he's left tales of his meals at some of Louisville's essential restaurants easily covered by his on-site jerky sales and servers blowing an evening's wages on his bags of dried meat.

Sadly when Eater launched its sparkly new app last week, the Rusty tracker—his regular haunts marked with a plastic bag, his current whereabouts noted with a blinking pair of overalls—wasn't included. Hopefully it'll be make it into version 2.0. In the meantime, Eater Louisville presents the Rusty map: a list of all his known spots. Thanks to everyone who helped compile it. Now who's got five bucks I can borrow?


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[Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Rusty Sturgeon "The Beef Jerky Guy"]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Holy Grale

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1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

2. Cahoots

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1047 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

3. Cumberland Brewery

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1576 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

4. The Back Door

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1250 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 451-0659
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5. Nachbar

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969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 637-4377

6. La Bodega

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1604 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

7. Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

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3204 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

8. Monkey Wrench

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1025 Barret Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
502-582-2433

9. The Barret Bar

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1012 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY
502-458-9640

10. Molly Malone's

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933 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

11. Outlook Inn

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916 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-4661

12. Mag Bar

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1398 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-9052
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13. Granville Inn

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1601 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208
502-635-6475

14. Original Highlands Tap Room

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1279 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

15. BBC Taproom

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636 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

16. Apocalypse Brew Works

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1612 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

17. Air Devils Inn

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2802 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205

18. Four Pegs Beer Lounge

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1053 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217

19. Eiderdown

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983 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217

20. The Silver Dollar

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1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 259-9540
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1. Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
1034 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

2. Cahoots

1047 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
1047 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

3. Cumberland Brewery

1576 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
1576 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

4. The Back Door

1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
1250 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Nachbar

969 Charles St, Louisville, KY 40204
969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204

6. La Bodega

1604 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
1604 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

7. Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot

3204 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
3204 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

8. Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
1025 Barret Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

9. The Barret Bar

1012 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY
1012 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY

10. Molly Malone's

933 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
933 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

11. Outlook Inn

916 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
916 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

12. Mag Bar

1398 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40208
1398 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40208

13. Granville Inn

1601 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208
1601 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208

14. Original Highlands Tap Room

1279 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
1279 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204

15. BBC Taproom

636 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
636 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

16. Apocalypse Brew Works

1612 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
1612 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

17. Air Devils Inn

2802 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205
2802 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40205

18. Four Pegs Beer Lounge

1053 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217
1053 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217

19. Eiderdown

983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217
983 Goss Avenue
Louisville, KY 40217

20. The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
1761 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206