Tonight I had the pleasure of being in the presence of one of the
Philadelphia Cheese steaks great guys. Joey Vento gave a talk to the
9-12 South Jersey Patriots at Flying W Airports restaurant tonight.
For those who don't know Joey is the proprietor of Geno's Steaks on
Passyunk Avenue. He has had an ongoing feud with another guy who makes
steaks across the street but hands down on taste and politics Geno's is
My poor unfortunate wife who for the most part just listens to me
rant and watches me type these pages with my usual intensity (so much so
she knows when I am blogging) got dragged out for dinner and the Joey
talk. She, never having been to any of these events, did not know what
to expect. But came away impressed by Joey and his message.
Joey is also the guy who posted the bumper sticker on the window of
his business Saying " This is America when ordering please speak
English" That little sticker caused such an uproar Joey realized that
the world was upside down when the city and the ACLU came after him.
He beat the stuffing out of them both in court and in essence his
message was he was not discriminating based on race he was making a
request to improve service to his customers.
Joey is a capitalist at heart and does not think the government buying businesses and bailing out the Big Banks was a good idea.
If you ever get a chance to see Joey talk about life you need to do
it. My wife walked out of the room and said she agreed with everything
he said. I concurred with her opinion and told her that is because he
A great night with real people. Joey is real people!