A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 24 to celebrate the grand opening of Sid’s All American, the burger and ice cream joint located at 80 Glen Cove Ave.
Owner Ross McCalla has redesigned the site in a loving tribute to his grandfather, Dr. Sidney Canarick, a life-long dedicated member of the Glen Cove Community who passed away in 2007 at the age of 90.
“My grandfather was an exceptional man,” said McCalla, “and he was a remarkable athlete. Naming Sid’s after him was only fitting since we are located by the ball fields.”
In addition to his fame as an athlete, Dr. Canarick had been a city lifeguard, an active member of numerous Glen Cove organizations and a member of the Recreation Commission for many years. He served as the dentist for the Glen Cove School District and was also the sculptor of the unique weather vane (currently under repair) that graces the top of the firehouse.
Members of the Canarick family, including Dr. Canarick’s wife Jean, joined McCalla as Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, Councilman Michael Famiglietti and State Senator Carl Marcellino officially welcomed Sid’s All American to the neighborhood. Mayor Spinello presented McCalla with a certificate and thanked him for all the time, talent and hard work that went into opening a business. An avowed ice cream connoisseur, the mayor has already tried Sid’s ice cream and has declared it “the best vanilla by far.”
In addition to hard and soft-serve ice cream, Sid’s offers a full compliment of All-American favorites including burgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks, chicken sandwiches, salads, fries and shakes.
“We really worked on the menu,” said McCalla, noting that he and Chef Danilo Zaldivar continued to try out various options until everything was “just right.”
McCalla hopes that Sid’s will become known not only for its good, fresh, made-to-order food, but also for the “perfect customer experience” he and his staff strive to provide. With the addition of the colorful red and white tent, outdoor dining space has been increased and plans are underway to continue to provide a family-friendly atmosphere.
“We are exploring the idea of outdoor movie night, as well as being able to provide a space for birthday parties,” said manager George Harvey.
McCalla, Harvey, Zaldivar and all the wait staff are local Glen Cove residents.
“It’s a real neighborhood place,” said McCalla. “I want people to think of it as a kitchen away from home.”
“This location has a great history in Glen Cove,” remarked Councilman Famiglietti, “and it gives me such pleasure to drive by and see the sign for Sid’s and know it is associated with one of the most respected and generous families in Glen Cove.”
As Jean Canarick watched her grandson share ice cream with the crowd who attended the grand opening, she said, “Sid would be very proud of him.”
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.
The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40 percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00
Veterans, police, residents and elected officials turned out for the renaming of Route 107/ Arterial Highway for Glen Cove’s most honored hero, Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly, in a ceremony that took place on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson has signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.
“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition.