Tombstone's Naked Chef
True West|September 2021
Isaac “Little Jakey” Jacobs raced his way into history.
SHERRY MONAHAN

Tombstone, Arizona, is known for many things, but I’d bet you’ve never heard of its naked chef ! Oh, yes, Isaac “Little Jakey” Jacobs was quite a character, so it’s fitting he lived in a town that was full of them. Jacobs was a 27-year-old Russian whose catering skills were well-known, and in 1880, he ran a lunch counter at the Oriental Saloon where he served fresh fish, oysters, lobster, crab and shrimp from San Francisco.

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