By Wyatt Earp | December 18, 2008
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Joey Vento and the folks at Geno’s Steaks are amongst the best people in town.
Say what you want about that media-contrived “Speak English” controversy - Joey Vento is a good man, and this is a great gesture for Tim’s family.
Thanks to all involved in this good deed.
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphians’ love of cheesesteaks and generosity helped Geno’s Steaks raise a large amount of cash for the family of a police sergeant killed in the line of duty last month.
Geno’s owner Joey Vento presented the family of Sergeant Timothy Simpson with a check for $50,000 Thursday.
For 24 hours starting December 4, the South Philadelphia eatery collected all proceeds to benefit the family.
Sergeant Simpson was responding to a robbery call when his cruiser was struck by an allegedly intoxicated driver in Port Richmond on November 17.
In addition to their fundraising efforts, Geno’s Steaks has created a “Path of Honor” remembering every Philadelphia police officer and firefighter killed in the line of duty. (H/T - CBS3)
Personally, I love Geno’s. Their steaks are fabulous, and Joey Vento is always good to the cops and firemen of this city. His establishment is the one image I definitely needed to have on my top banner, because he personifies the spirit of Philadelphia.
It’s also where I met Right Wing Prof, Sebastian, and Bitter last summer. Good people, good times.
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