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New Burger Joint In Town

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.”


News

The completion of eight interpretive signs on Hempstead Harbor now makes it fun and easy for area residents to learn about Hempstead Harbor. The signs posted  in Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, Glenwood Landing , Sea Cliff and Glen Cove give easy to read information on the harbor’s history, nature,  environmental impact and water shed protection.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.

 

GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.


Sports

Hundreds of supporters turned out on Monday, Sept. 8 to golf, socialize with friends and dine beach-side at the 25th anniversary of SCO Family 

 of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open, SCO’s major fall fundraiser benefiting the 60,000 children, teens, adults and families served each year. The event began with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho and The Creek Club in Locust Valley and concluded with dinner beach-side at The Creek. 

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run. 

 

For Daniel Badalament, 71, of Glen Cove, the Main Street Mile was just a warm up. Running for the past 57 years, Badalament said the mile long sprint is a great workout and helps him better prepare for the more rigorous races. 

 

“Monday, I run the 5-mile [Labor Day Run] in long beach,” he said, “so this helps loosen me up.” 


Calendar

Club Closet Sale - September 19

International Coastal Cleanup - September 20

Salute to Freedom Program - September 20


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