Giuliani to visit Geno's steaks, famous for "speak English when ordering" policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Oct 1 19:14:51 UTC 2007

Posted on Mon, Oct. 1, 2007

Giuliani to visit Geno's Steaks tonight
By Larry Eichel

Inquirer Senior Writer

Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani will be in South
Philadelphia this evening. The former New York mayor is scheduled to
be at Geno's Steaks on South Ninth Street at 6:45 p.m. to visit with
area residents. Geno's Steaks is owned by Joey Vento, who got national
and international attention last year for posting a sign in the window
declaring: "This is America. When ordering, speak English." In his
campaign, Giuliani has said that anyone seeking American citizenship
should be required to read, write and speak English. In 2003,
Democratic candidate John Kerry provoked some local eye-rolling when
he ordered a cheesesteak with Swiss."In Philadelphia, that's an
alternative lifestyle," Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan said at
the time.

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