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Convention Planners Release Information on Local Meal and Service Locations for Attendees

A 10 minute WALK from the hotel (plan your walk for the early morning or late evening) 
Directions:  follow the marked pedestrian walkway along the hotel entrance drive; cross Country Club Drive at the light; turn right following the sidewalk; turn left at the entrance to the Desert Springs Marketplace.

Ralph’s (supermarket) – open from 6 a.m. to midnight every day; provides an excellent Boar’s Head Deli with salads, hot meals for less than $10, sandwiches, soup bar, salad buffet, fresh fruit, juices, cold beverages, Coffee Bean kiosk, full bakery and much more.  For discount at check-out provide cashier with Ralph’s member number: 6617990131

Rite Aid Pharmacy (74958 Country Club Dr.; 760-776-9760) – open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day; [Pharmacy open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. thru Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun.]

All Pro Pizza (74990 Country Club Dr., Suite 330; 760-776-5450; – hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun. to Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. to Sat. [no delivery, call 15 minutes ahead of pick-up] 

City Wok – (74-970 Country Club Dr.; 760-341-1511; – open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., M-Th; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri; 11:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sat; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun; [Chinese menu with half-orders below $10]

Union Bank of California (74-924 Country Club Dr.; 760-779-9955) – hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat.

Desert URGENT Care (74-990 Country Club Dr., Suite 310; 760-341-8800) – hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., M-F; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat./Sun. [Note: Eisenhower Hospital on Bob Hope Drive; Directions:  turn left on to Country Club Drive to Bob Hope Drive, turn right, hospital is on right]

PostNet (74-930 Country Club Dr., Suite 540; 760-776-1922; for printing, copies, FAX, and shipping – hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., closed, Sun.

Exactly one mile DRIVE NORTH from hotel on Cook Avenue
and next to the Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Applebee’s – Hours: 11-11, M-Th, 11-midnight, Fri., Sun., 11-10, Sun.; Directions:  turn right on Country Club Dr.; turn left on Cook Avenue and proceed one mile north; turn left at light (Frank Sinatra Dr.) and use hotel entrance (bar and restaurant meals below and above $10)

Proceed another half-mile north on Cook Avenue past Berger Dr. West
to The Village at University Park (with left turn inlet)

Roc’s Firehouse Grille (restaurant and bar) hours: 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., with full lunch and dinner menu (below and above $10) up until 1 a.m.  Carl’s Jr. and the Green Burrito (part of complex with drive-up window); also with Quiznos Sub (
At the corner of Cook and Gerald Ford Drive just before the I-10 Freeway

Gas Stations: on east corner:  Mobil gas station [$2.87, $2.97, $3.07/gal.]; corner includes: Goody’s Café (breakfast all day, lunch and dinner menu and drive-up window) good meals for less than $10; on west corner next to Hampton Inn: Arco gas station [$2.79, $2.94, $3.04/gal.] all gas prices noted as of 7/9/09; corner includes: Jack-in-the-box and Starbucks, which offers a $2 grande cold drink after 2 p.m. with receipt of morning purchase (both concessions with drive-up windows) [Note:  the JW Marriott Resort Starbucks does accept gift cards]

Exactly 1.5 mi. DRIVE WEST of hotel on Country Club Drive

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery (73-161 Country Club Dr., 760-568-1350) – Directions: turn left on to Country Club Drive, after light at Suncrest Dr., turn left at the corner of Sagewood Drive and restaurant is on right; family restaurant with full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner (meals below and above $10); [Note the Plaza de Monterey mentioned below is accessible from the Sherman’s Deli parking lot.]

At the light at Via Scena turn left on to Plaza de Monterey
Directions: turn left on to Country Club Drive and turn left at Via Scena on to Plaza

Bristol Farms (at center of Plaza) – large food store with fabulous café with hot and cold buffet (with meals below and above $10); Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Go on-line to see full menu at: http://www.bristolfarms.c...

Papa Dan’s Pizza and Pasta (73-131 Country Club Dr., on east end of Plaza) – dine in, take out, or delivery with $15 min., cards accepted; 760-568-3267; (meals below and above $10); go on-line to see full menu at: www.papadanspizzaandpasta... open 7 days for lunch/dinner

Grill-A-Burger Palm Desert (73091 Country Club Dr., at west end of Plaza) open 7 days, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. fabulous signature burgers with salads, shakes and more; with seating; cards accepted; 760-346-8170; go on-line to see full menu and map at:

At the corner light of Country Club Drive and Monterey Avenue
turn left on Monterey Avenue, then make a right on to
the Albertson’s supermarket shopping plaza

Devane’s Italian Kitchen (on east side of Albertson’s supermarket, 760-341-5330) open provides full menu with meals above $10

Goody’s Café (on right along Country Club Dr., 760-346-2604) open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day with breakfast (all-day), lunch and dinner with great meals for less than $10

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt (next to Goody’s Café, 760-564-7549)

Shanghai Inn (on west side of Albertson’s supermarket, 760-568-5812) – Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner; open 11:30 to 9 p.m., Sun. to Thurs., 11:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; no MSG, cards accepted, full service bar
Additional Services

The North Side United States Post Office; Palm Desert, California – Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat; Closed on Sun.; Directions:  located exactly one mile from the JW Marriott; make a right turn on to Country Club Drive; turn right on Cook Avenue; make a right at Hovley Lane, East; proceed about two blocks to a left turn inlet at 74801 Hovley Lane, East (Palm Desert, CA; 92260-1961)