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Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: Alanis Morrisette ()
Date: August 24, 2011 07:23PM

Owner of Philly cheese steak mecca Geno's dies
By Dave Warner

PHILADELPHIA | Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Joey Vento, owner of the Philadelphia cheese steak mecca Geno's Steaks, has died of a heart attack at age 71, the manager of his restaurant said on Wednesday.

Vento, who was the proprietor of one of the city's biggest tourist attractions after the Liberty Bell and Museum of Art steps where Sylvester Stallone played Rocky, died at his home in Medford, New Jersey, on Tuesday night.

Since 1966, the neon signs and orange trim of Geno's have stood in marked contrast to its chief competitor, the more demure and older Pat's King of Steaks, a mere 50 yards away.

On Wednesday, customers piled flowers in remembrance of Vento inside and outside of the steakhouse, Geno's manager Jimmy Reds said.

A visit to a cheese steak house ranks on nearly all the lists of top 10 tourist stops in Philadelphia, according to Meryl Levitz, head of the city's Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/us-cheesesteak-philadelphia-vento-idUSTRE77N7W520110824

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: Trischelle ()
Date: August 24, 2011 07:24PM

That's a Bummer... Clog arteries.. Should have used Trans Fats like real Americans! Down with Communism!

America, my work here is done!

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Re: The year 2000 was 15 years ago so technically, soon I am supposed to start feeling nostalgia for the year 2000 right? except I am not I still think everything from the year 2000 onward SUCKED ASS.
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: August 24, 2011 07:34PM

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: Les ()
Date: August 24, 2011 07:43PM

They must be right across from a movie theater.


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Obama's Approval Rating with Military? 15%
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: August 24, 2011 07:47PM

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: August 24, 2011 08:07PM

Alanis Morrisette Wrote:
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> Joey Vento, owner of the Philadelphia cheese steak mecca Geno's Steaks, has
> died of a heart attack at age 71,

Great, I can finally start ordering my cheesesteaks in German.

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: Would That Be Wit? ()
Date: August 24, 2011 08:45PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> Great, I can finally start ordering my
> cheesesteaks in German.

How do you say "wit" in German if you want cheese on yours?

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: wally pip jr. ()
Date: August 25, 2011 06:08PM

I went to Mario's last night. had a small fish sub and small fry. The fish sub was okay. never had before. love the crinkled fries.

waiting for my order when i sensed something behind me. turn around a young lady standing inches behind me. i told her i wasn't in line. good thing cause she was bombed out of her mind and looked like she was ready to heave. fortunately she left before throwing up

ah memories

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: August 25, 2011 06:11PM

Would That Be Wit? Wrote:
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> How do you say "wit" in German if you want cheese
> on yours?


"Wit'" means you want onions on your cheesesteak.

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Re: Geno's founder dies of massive coronary
Posted by: Beef, it's what good for you. ()
Date: August 25, 2011 06:17PM

Too much of a good thing.

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