Carmel Magazine

Spring/Summer 2020

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cooking while sheltering in place. The new kid on the Cannery Row block is designed for grab-and-go, from the handmade sandwiches and sliced deli meats and cheeses to prepared salads and fresh antipasti. It also offers a variety of mini-market goods, from imported pastas, sauces and specialty wine and beer. The other thing it has on its side? Generational history. Longtime locals fondly remember Phil Coniglio's Mediterranean Market in Carmel. At "the Med" one could always find a fresh sandwich, a cold drink and something sweet imported from Italy. Sadly, it closed in 2003, so the thought of uncle Phil's nephews, Jason and John Coniglio, following that time-honored tradition brings locals out in droves to tussle with tourists over an Uncle Philly (dry coppa, provolone, lettuce, pepperoncini, house spread) on a seeded roll. Coniglio Brothers Italian Deli is located at 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. 831/901-3175. LAST BITES Independent restaurants employ more than 13 million, and contribute $1 trillion to the U.S. economy…As many as 7 million restaurant workers were laid off in March… Four ways to help: 1) Give to your favorite restaurant through fundraising campaigns on social media or through; 2) Order takeout or deliver y from local eat- eries ( has a list); 3) Buy gift cer tificates to use later, or give away as gifts; 4) Donate to Community Foundation for Monterey County's COVID-19 Relief Fund at C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 2 0 137 Jason Coniglio of Coniglio Brothers Italian Deli on Cannery Row pays homage to the owners' Uncle Phil who owned Carmel's Mediterranean Market with a sandwich that features dry coppa, provolone, lettuce and pepperoncini on a seeded roll. Photos: Kelli Uldall

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