EXPIRED: 09/04/09 – Vasili Vlachos, 70, was only18 when his ship left from Europe to the United States. Other passengers were waving goodbye to their families but there was nobody in port to see him Vasili off so he just started waving to no-one in particular. He didn’t have much money and he didn’t really have a plan. He just knew how to work hard.
He was Greek after all, and that’s what his family taught him.
He settled in Seattle, opening 20 restaurants in 40 years, and left behind many family, friends and satisfied customers.