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.”
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.
As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.
“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”