South Philly cheesesteak shop owner Geno "G" Vento lost 100 pounds in recent years and has kept it off - while attending culinary school.

If you want to get in good with this 43-year-old renaissance man, book a romantic, candlelit dinner with wine, followed by a stroll. If you're lucky, he might even cook for you. 

Email: theaterboy@mac.com
Twitter: GenoPHL
Facebook: Geno Vento

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