Martha’s Vineyard restaurateur finds a unique dinner theme

First row (left to right): JB Blau, Bob Jacobs, Alex Nagi; 2nd row: Amanda Lehan, Cameron Eck, Zenon Godek, Rebecca Lauda, Dyan Schmidt , Kirstin Salvato, Trueman Haskell, Jaime Durham, Erik Dolliver, Kayla Konz, Olivia Becchio, Elias Giannakopoulos. — Photo courtesy of JB Blau

Last week, The Times published a story about a late-night fisherman, Bob Jacobs, who helped pull a young woman from the water to safety after she drove her car off the road and into Sengekontcket Pond in the early morning hours of June 8.

J.B. Blau, the enterprisng owner of the popular Sharky’s Cantinas in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder House in Oak Bluffs, was so taken by the story, “Fisherman rescues driver who drove into Sengekontacket Pond,” published June 8 on that he posted the following comment, “I’d like to buy this man some dinner. If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, please let me know via email.”

On Sunday night, J.B. made good on that statement and treated Bob and a guest to dinner. He also announced a new promotion at the MV Chowder House: Save a life and get a free dinner!