Apparently, Jeb did not care for her as much as she thought. Or, maybe, when Kathleen returned, he had no choice but to go back to her. Who knows, maybe she and Jeb could meet on the side. Whatever, she needed a date for the auction this Saturday night. She was not going to sit home.
Not having the time, nor the patience, to consult his 1913 edition of Straud's Manual of Mixed Drinks, his go-to bible of libations, he got creative. Old Jake, the bartender who worked in the establishment that occupied this space as far back as before prohibition had handed it down to him. Since 1945, Ike had been relying on this book to be his mentor, his resource, and his "Rabbit's Hat" from which he could pull fancy drinks no one in Gallagher had ever heard heard of. Besides his personality of a sweetheart hidden inside a curmudgeon, he was one Hell of a bartender.