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New Chef, New Menus, New Interiors all Set the Stage for a Busy Fall Sports Season

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  Gearing up for a busy sports viewing season – from fall football to the World Series – Charlie’s, the sports, beer and good eats venue at Town and Country Resort, A Destination Hotel, has appointed a new chef de cuisine, Matt Hobbs, and completed a $200,000 revamping of its interiors.

With Hobbs at the helm – directed by newly appointed executive chef and culinary visionary Paul McCabe – there’s a brand new menu of innovative takes on favorite snacks, burgers, BBQ and more, as well as new furniture and tech improvements for bigger and better sports viewing.

Some details:

THE FOOD:               
Whether relaxing after a day of playing or meetings, enthusiastically following sports events or taking a break from competitive video gaming or shooting pool, Charlie’s offers a new menu of Snacks like Fried Pickles and Jalapeño Chips, Deviled Egg + Red Fresno or Poutine + French Fries. There’s also Charlie’s Chili with Jalapeño Cornbread and Grilled Wedge Salad. A choice of Burgers includes Pig Mac (1 Beef Patty + 1 Pork Patty + Bacon + Shredded Lettuce +1000 Island + Cheddar). And, BBQ specialties fill the bill with Texas Rope Sausage Slow Smoked with Hickory, Peach Wood Baby Back Ribs and Smoked Half Chicken. There’s more too, including Pastry Chef Jack Fisher’s desserts such as Cocoa Nib Cake + Candied Bacon + Fudge.

THE DRINKS:           
Charlie’s craft beer selection quenches with 10 taps of local beers including Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale, Green Flash East Village Porter and Ballast Point Longfin Lager. Expertly concocted cocktails feature premium spirits, and there are signature quaffs like U4ik Margarita and OMG (orange, maple and ginger) featuring Malahat ginger rum. The restaurant’s mixologists have also created some outstanding non-alcoholic, lemonades using California’s bounty of fresh fruits and citrus.

Over $200,000 has been spent on revitalizing Charlie’s – new tables, carpeting, interior paint and an improved music system. There are nine new HD TVs and an 80” HD big screen. DirecTV carries the NFL Ticket so sports fans can still watch their home teams and other sports programming including hockey, soccer, golf, NASCAR and more while enjoying the vibe, new menu and camaraderie at the new Charlie’s.

Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight. 

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

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About Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, A Destination Hotel

Built in 1953, the 43-acre Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, A Destination Hotel, is poised to undergo a massive $80 million renovation and when complete in 2018 will emerge as San Diego’s ultimate meeting, leisure and urban oasis – with 688 rooms, 200,000 square feet of meeting space, a 10,000-square-foot lobby complex, three new restaurants, a 5,000-square-foot-spa, a new parking garage and an expansive water attraction. The anticipated two-and-a-half year project will get underway in February 2016 and is the resort’s most ambitious renovation to date. Over 62 years, Town and Country Resort has anchored Mission Valley and grown into the largest privately owned convention and meeting hotel on the West Coast. The hotel is now owned by a partnership comprised of AECOM Capital, Atlas Hotels and Lowe Enterprises. For more information, visit

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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