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Nov 12, 2008 05:58 PM

Ok, Ok, be kind. Just moved to Pacific Grove, what's the nearest and "best" deli's within a 100 mile radius?

Title says it all. Just moved to Pacific Grove (CA). Do I really need to drive to LA? What are my options to find a great "Jewish" deli...

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  1. None, zero, nada great Jewish delis within 200 miles. Not a deli but highly recommended for their take on pastrami is The Refuge in San Carlos. Just makes it at 98.6 google miles. Or 37 celsius.

    The Refuge
    963 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

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      1. The "Bay Area" is a sprawling megalopolis that might well include Monterey/ Pacific Grove, etc. Where does it (The Bay Area) end? Adam
        P.S. Saul's in Berkeley is not great, but not bad. Decent Reubens, Knishes, Matzoh Ball Soup.

        1. re: adamshoe

          Since the line has to be drawn somewhere, the boundaries for the Bay Area board have always been the counties formally known as the Nine Bay Area Counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma and Marin.

      2. 2 things.
        While randix is in Pacific Grove, he set the radius of his search at 100 miles which puts a significant portion, the northeastern portion in the Bay Area.
        Even if Saul's was good, and it isn't, it is not within 100 miles.

        1. Perhaps discuss with local caterers who are constantly having to source non-local specialties. A moveable Feast, in Carmel Valley, for instance.

          1. I am with Wolfe.

            There is no place near that can be considered a deli like those on the East Coast.

            Some good sandwich shops, but I cry when I see what passes for mortadella, ham, salami, or liverwurst in the so called delis.

            That said, go get a calamari sandwich at Lasala's Bi-rite near the Navy school.

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            1. re: Food Tyrant

              Randix was asking about "Jewish" delis, not Italian delis. I love Italian delis too, but I'm guessing Randix is more interested in pastrami than mortadella.

              1. re: nileg

                true...but the comment still pertains...there ain't no deli near PG.