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

randix Nov 12, 2008 05:58 PM

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. wolfe Nov 12, 2008 06:16 PM

    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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      adamshoe Nov 12, 2008 06:35 PM

      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.

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      1. re: adamshoe
        Ruth Lafler Nov 12, 2008 06:42 PM

        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. wolfe Nov 12, 2008 07:30 PM

        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. toodie jane Nov 13, 2008 11:32 AM

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

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            Food Tyrant Nov 14, 2008 08:46 PM

            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
              nileg Nov 14, 2008 11:20 PM

              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
                Food Tyrant Nov 15, 2008 08:04 PM

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

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