Canoga Park celebrates 100 years with 100-foot sandwich

Volunteers celebrate finishing the 100 foot submarine sandwich commemorating Canoga Park's 100th anniversary at Cavaretta's Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday Febrary 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub
Volunteers celebrate finishing the 100 foot submarine sandwich commemorating Canoga Park’s 100th anniversary at Cavaretta’s Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday Febrary 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub

 

A family-owned restaurant on Sherman Way celebrated the 100th anniversary of Canoga Park’s founding Saturday morning with the production of a 100-foot sandwich.

 

The sandwich was donated by the host, Cavaretta’s Italian Deli, and prepared by members of non-profit organizations around the city including the Canoga Park High School football team and cheerleading squad, Boy Scouts and Canoga Park Lutheran Church.

 

Slices of the sub were bought online, and money was donated for the event itself. All profits went to the organizations assisting in the construction of the sandwich.

 

“The significance of this event is to celebrate the 100 years of Canoga Park’s existence,” said Sales Director of  Chamber of Commerce Bobbie Stahoski.

 

Due to the significant support this event received from the community, the deli decided to make this event an annual gathering that will give back to the city.

 

Members of the Canoga Park High School football team prepare part of the 100 foot submarine sandwich celebrating Canoga Park's 100th birthday at Cavaretta's Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday, Calif. Saturday February 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub
Members of the Canoga Park High School football team prepare part of the 100 foot submarine sandwich celebrating Canoga Park’s 100th birthday at Cavaretta’s Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday, Calif. Saturday February 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub

 

The celebration also included a number of activities for all attendants including face-painting for children, raffles, party games, and dancing and music.

 

“Just recently, we also celebrated the 50th anniversary for this very deli, and its importance to the residents of Canoga Park,” said Stahoski. “The support for this establishment and local organizations that came here were remarkable.”

 

The deli is a family owned business.

 

The entire family spends time at the deli on regular basis to support the business and enjoy the food, said father of owner Brett Weisberd.

 

“It is absolutely the best deli in the valley,” said Mark D., 40. “They treat you like family here, and it is definitely deserving of the recognition it gets.”

 

The celebration also hosted a number of activities for all attendants including face-painting for children, raffles, party games, and dancing and music.

 

Cavaretta’s has been awarded the title of a significant landmark by the city of Los Angeles, voted “Best Italian Deli” by the Daily News and “#1 sandwich shop by FOX Television three years in a row.

 

The deli is open from Mondays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM, and is open on Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.

 

 

Members of the Canoga Park Lutheran Church listen to Cavaretta's co-owner David Weisberg explain how the 100 foot sub will be prepared in celebration of Canoga Park's 100th birthday at Cavaretta's Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday February 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub
Members of the Canoga Park Lutheran Church listen to Cavaretta’s co-owner David Weisberg explain how the 100 foot sub will be prepared in celebration of Canoga Park’s 100th birthday at Cavaretta’s Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday February 18, 2012. Photo by Ava Weintraub