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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?

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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...

  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.

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    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.

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                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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