A Rich History

How it got its name has been lost in the formstone mists of Canton. Opened in 1948, the Sip & Bite became a word-of-mouth sensation after George Vasiliades began ladling out homemade specials to waterfront regulars who knew the value of a buck and the taste of real food.

Event: 1948

Sip & Bite opens for business.

Event: 1964

George Vasiliades working the register.

Event: 1968

Ms. Pat has been working at Sip & Bite for 45 years!

Event: 2012

Exterior facelift!

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That was back in the 1960s. Canton has changed dramatically since then, but the Sip remains the same unpretentious place where people from all walks of life from visiting Hollywood celebrities to local longshoremen can tear into a platter of Greek-style meatloaf, feast on the East Side's best crab cakes, or seek a restorative omelet with home fries at 2 in the morning.

George's son Antonios (Tony) is committed to keeping up the tradition of wholesome foods prepared fresh daily at exceptionally low prices. He invites you to enjoy your old favorites and sample an expanded menu of authentic Greek cuisine, healthful salads, and around-the-clock breakfasts.

Bon appetit, hon.
MARK REUTTER, newspaperman, author, and Sip & Bite eater since 1975