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.”
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone is one of 11 authors whose short stories have been selected for publication in the Tuscany Press Anthology in 2015.
The story, Jimmy’s Gift, centers around a boy whose generosity and selflessness put him in danger on a brutally cold and snowy day. Malone says it is based on a true story after reading a blurb in Reader’s Digest a few years ago about a 12-year-old boy who walked through the snow to help deliver food baskets to those in need; and it turned out that his family’s name was also on the list of those in need of help in the community.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
Members of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and their families will be treated to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25, an event that has become an annual tradition for local families.
This will be the 14th year that Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, has donated this festive dinner, which in the past has served more 250 adults and children with a full turkey with all the trimmings followed by the always-fun ice cream bar.
I can’t even believe it’s been 14 years,” says Correale. “And so many of the same people come back year after year.”
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.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.