Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Our "Starting 5" of Bar Snacks, A Thanksgiving Dinner Heads Up, A New Way to Pick Football, More

Bill Henderson Shows Comedian Brian Lee "The Hook" Nevada Style!
Comedy Coming!
As Tim Parsons says in his story about our upcoming Comedy Show in this article on Tahoe Onstage:  Brian Lee transitioned from a fighting man to a funny man. “I entered the Army four days before the first Gulf War,” he said. “It ended 100 hours later. That’s no coincidence.” After 24 years with both the Army and Navy, Lee now is an 18-year comedy veteran. His four-comic troupe is called Core 4 Comedy and it kicks off the Veterans Day weekend with an appearance on Saturday, Nov. 10 in our Valley Ballroom. Joining Brian are Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg and Feature Act Andy Picarro. Just $20 for the four-barreled dose of laughs and fun . . . buy your tickets (just $20) online or at our hotel desk!

NBA Returns – Here’s Our Starting 5
With the start of the NBA regular season yesterday, we’re naming our “starting five” bar snacks you can have delivered to your seat whether you’re watching basketball, football, or any other sport in the cabaret lounge, seated at the cabaret bar or gaming! While these snacks don’t photograph as well as real NBA players, they all taste great! The upper left is the Breakfast Burrito which also includes a free Bloody Mary or Budweiser draft, all for $5.99. The Bagel Sandwich is in the upper center – a fried egg, your choice of sausage patty or bacon and cheddar cheese on a toasted bagel served with hash brown patties for $5.99. The upper right is the Pound of Buffalo Wings with celery and ranch dressing for $7.99. In the lower left is our Cheese Quesadilla with sausage and jalapenos for $5.99. And in the lower right, Two Beef Tacos with salsa for $4.99.  A good starting five is only as effective with solid bench players. So, not pictured are our Hamburger or Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and American cheese on a sesame seed bun for $7.99 and our Chicken Strips and Fries basket for $5.99.

If a Picture’s Worth 1000 Words . . .
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is one word worth a thousand pictures? Either way, click here (one word!) for a Facebook Public Community Forum with over 100 of the many hundreds of Aviation Roundup pictures and videos posted locally. Of you can also click here for an image collection from The Record Courier.

Thanksgiving “Dinner to Go” Returns
The CVI Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for Up to Ten is back again this year and we’re taking orders now! This approach is perfect for those who prefer to enjoy Thanksgiving in a home environment but don’t want the full load of preparing dinner from scratch.  Our Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for up to Ten includes a fully-cooked 18 - 20 pound turkey plus all the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans amandine, cranberry sauce, a pumpkin pie, rolls and butter all for just $89.00 plus tax. Orders may be placed anytime up to noon on Monday, November 19 (or until sold out) at the Katie's cashier counter or call 775-783-6664 and ask for the Katie's supervisor.  Pick up is next to the hotel front desk just inside the Valley Ballroom entrance at your requested time between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey will be hot and the rest is cooked and will simply need re-heating per the enclosed instructions. Last year we Sold Out Early so if this sounds good, please don’t wait too long!

Football at the Inn
His Appearance Drove One of "Our Guys' Picks!
  • Our Guys Picks!  Another week with a 3–5 record so let’s see how these picks fair for the coming weekend: Mike is again going the college route but since he went 0-2 last week he’s trying a new approach and making his picks based on mascots he likes. To that end, he’s taking the Minnesota Golden Gophers +3½ versus the Nebraska Corn Huskers and the Oregon Ducks +2½ playing the Washington State Cougars. Steve thinks the NFL high-scoring will continue and laid the following two choices of on our desk: over 54½ for the Giants/Falcons game and over 58 ½ on the Bengals/Chiefs game.  Greg, who might as well just throw darts at the board, is going all-New York with the Jets +3½ against the Vikings and the Giants +6 over the Falcons.  Finally, diehard Eagles fan Alan jumped in with over 45½ on the Eagles/Panthers game and the Buccaneers -3½ vs. the Browns.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM jackpot jumped to $3,320 for this week . . . play a $5 card and it’s yours if you pick all 15 games. If more than one of you “hits” them all, the pot is split. If no one hits it, the amount goes higher next week.
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:  Squares are worth $56 each for this coming Monday’s Giants/Falcons game. You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Check the details on this page.
  • Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI.
  • The Board is Jammed! This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, the Baseball ALCS and NCLS, Canadian Football League, the Sunday NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup and the 2019 NBA Championship.
It’s Not All About Food
(Actually, It Kinda Is)
Just 9 of our six dozen-plus CVI Front-of-the-House Staff
  • Today is Take Your Parents to Lunch Day. We really don't advocate waiting for this special day each year. Bring them into Katie's any day of the year for lunch or, for a special treat, enjoy the Sunset Special in CV Steak . . . It’s a 3-course $21 special served 4:30 - 5:30 daily except holidays and special events.
  • Thursday is Chocolate Cupcake Day. One of our best sellers at the Katie's Bakery Counter . . . $1.99 for one or four for $6!
  • Saturday is Waiters Day.  We salute and thank all our front-of –the-house food service personnel  . . . not always an easy job especially when we're jammin'!
  • Sunday is Apple Day. When it's your turn to "bring a dessert," save all the fuss and bother by stopping by the Katie's Bakery Counter and picking up one of our fresh-made apple pies to take along!
  • Tuesday is Boston Cream Pie Day. In case you missed it last week, Mini Boston Cream Pie just returned to our bakery offerings list. Enjoy one for dessert in Katie's, or take one home for later!
This Week in the Casino

  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free 12-Piece Flatware Set for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots. 
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in October. Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Friday and Saturday Giveaways:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash and FreePlay.
  • Your Rewards Monday: INN Club members can swipe at the casino kiosk once on Monday for Your Reward. Could be FreePlay, a Free Food offer, a Free Multiplier or a Free Gift!
In Our Restaurants

  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs for $20. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Tany Jane Duo tonight and Thursday, John Dawson Band Friday and Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Adam Donald next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tany Jane Duo plays a wide variety of music from many different genres and time periods, everything from old country to today's hits. Tany Jane is guitarist and backup singer Eric Stangeland and Cabaret scene veteran Brittany Maggert. The John Dawson Band is a Reno based group of five fun-lovin' guys who just like to entertain with a variety of modern country and classic rock. The quintet includes Mitch (Lead Guitar), Brian (keys), J.B.  (Bass), Jhan (drums) and John Dawson (vocals and guitar). Adam Donald brings an upbeat and entertaining solo show with a heavy arsenal of songs mixing today’s hits with some old country favorites.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Loud This Weekend, Expanded Baked Goods Offered, Much More in CVI Blog

Probably Not Going to Happen!
Read the Yellow Sign.
NOT Going to Happen with These Guys!
The sights and sounds in the Carson Valley will get progressively more active over the next few days as this weekend’s Aviation Roundup draws closer. As one of the major sponsors of this event we have had unique opportunities this week to talk to some of the performers and learn more about the various vendors and the many ground aircraft displays. Pretty obvious to us that being at the airport this Saturday or Sunday is the only way to get the full experience of the incredibly broad scope of this aviation extravaganza.  Also, and being quite candid, by buying tickets, attending, and supporting the vendors, you are helping to make it possible to continue bringing world-class performers to the Carson Valley. More information is on this website and tickets are available either online or at Raley's Gardnerville. We’ll be there – please join us!

Comedy Coming!
The Veterans Day weekend Core 4 Comedy Show is only four weeks away and with all the activities in our Valley over the next few weeks, it will be “comedy time” before you know it! Headliner Brian Lee was in town last week and recorded the above invitation while he checked out the Valley Ballroom setting. Joining Brian are Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg and Feature Act Andy Picarro. Just $20 for the four-barreled dose of laughs and fun so get it on your calendar and buy your tickets online or at our hotel desk.

Bakery Delights and Desserts are House-Made at the CVI
Seasonal Bakery Additions
Fall brings thoughts of pumpkin patches and images of haunted forests – and so the staff in our  bakery “went seasonal!” Last week they added a Mini Black Forest Cake to our daily offerings at the Katie’s Bakery Counter. And this Friday, they’re starting the fall run of fresh-made Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Our bakery team arrives very early every day of the week and they churn out the variety of baked good for sale at the Katie’s Bakery Counter and in Job's Perk . . . plus the many incredibly tasty desserts served in Katie’s and CV Steak. Want an excuse to deviate from your watch-the-waistline diet? Try some of our scrumptious offerings Sunday which just happens to be World Dessert Day!

Looking for a Job?
Our HR Team will be at the Fall 2018 Job Expo this Thursday, October 11 at the C.V.I.C. Hall on Esmeralda Ave. in Minden. The event runs from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, you can apply on the spot and we’ll be looking to fill openings at all four of our properties: Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Sharkey’s in Gardnerville, Bodines in south Carson City and SlotWorld on Hwy 50 East in Carson.

Football at the Inn
  • The Forty Niners play this coming Monday so we’ll have some Niners and Packers shirts and hats to give away during the game.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3,183 for this week . . . play a $5 card and it’s yours if you pick all 15 games (ties are split). If no one hits it, goes higher next week.
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:   Squares are worth $64 each for this coming Monday’s Niners/Packers game. You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Check the details on this page.  
  • Our Guys Picks!  Another average week for the guys giving 4 winners and 4 losers.  Greg had the only 2 & 0 for the week.  To further emphasis the parody of our picks through 5 weeks each of our four prognosticators are 5 & 5.  We look to improve on the overall records with Greg taking the Ravens -3 at the Titans & the Bears -3 at the Dolphins.  Steve loves the Cardinals +10 ½ at the Vikings and Troy -9 at Liberty.  Alan is rolling on the Eagles -3 at the Giants and the Bengals -2 ½ vs. the Steelers.  Mike is taking the over 57 ½ of the Iowa St. vs. West Virginia and Central Florida -4 ½ at Memphis
  • Beer & Snacks: Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI. Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • Lots on the Board! This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, NHL Hockey, the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Canadian Football League, the Sunday NASCAR 1000Bulbs.com 500 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup and the 2019 NBA Championship.
A Nod to Our Carson Cousins
Pulled Pork Sandwich a Favorite at SlotWorld

  • Thursday is Sausage Pizza Day. We’ve touted it before and we’ll say it again: There’s nothing like a fresh-made pizza cooked to order in the special brick pizza oven at Bodines Casino. Each pizza starts with hand-tossed dough to which we add the specific ingredients you request. The 600° cooking surface produces a pizza crisp on the bottom and bubbling on top. Ready?
  • Friday is Pulled Pork Day. We defer to our other “Carson cousin” SlotWorld Casino on this one. Betsy’s Big Kitchen serves a very popular Pulled Pork Sandwich – smothered in cole slaw and served on a French roll with fries for just $4.99 . . . a combination of taste and value that’s hard to beat!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Chocolate Shoppe Gift for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots. 
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in October. Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Friday and Saturday Giveaways:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash and FreePlay.
  • Your Rewards Monday: INN Club members can swipe at the casino kiosk once on Monday for Your Reward. Could be FreePlay, a Free Food offer, a Free Multiplier or a Free Gift!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions with a Brandy Cherry Demi for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Revival in the Cabaret Lounge this Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Jamie Rollins tonight, Revival Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and the Tany Jane Duo next Tuesday thru Thursday. Jamie Rollins is an upbeat and experienced entertainer, performing a variety of music from country to rock, to classic oldies and R&B – plus a few his own songs. Revival recreates the music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s, with a stunning accuracy and precision that's rarely found in today's live music scene. They will take you from the British invasion, through the muddy fields of Woodstock, to the diverse songs of the 80's like no one else can. The Tany Jane Duo plays a wide variety of music from many different genres and time periods, everything from old country to today's hits. Tany Jane is guitarist and backup singer Eric Stangeland and Cabaret scene veteran Brittany Maggert.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Return to the Danger Zone, Colors & Comedy, Coming Up at CVI, More



Kenny Loggins Last Year, Blue Angels This Year
Think about it: Minden, Nevada, population 3,001 according to the 2010 census. Kenny Loggins performs to a sold-out crowd in Minden in 2017 . . . the US Navy Blue Angels will be in Minden next week staging and performing at Minden-Tahoe Airport.  Seriously, how does this happen!? Rather than dwell on the why, get in the mood for next week's Aviation Roundup by enjoying the above video which shows the US Navy Blue Angels performing to the music of Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone . . . which he performed live last year in TJ's Corral!  Many other aerobatic acts, static aircraft displays and vendor booths will be on hand for the Aviation Roundup – more information is on this website, tickets are available either online or at Raley's Gardnerville. We can't wait!

Comedy & Colors
What do Comedy and Fall Colors have to do with each other?  Normally nothing . . . Unless one is describing off-color comedy!  Brian Lee visited with us last week to check out the Valley Ballroom for the Core 4 Comedy Show he is headlining on Saturday night, November 10. Our friend Tim Parsons from Tahoe Onstage also came down to interview Brian for a story he will be posting online fairly soon. On his way down, Tim took some fall color pictures on Highway 88 in the Hope Valley area. Tim shared the above with us which is from this article he posted with even more fall color pictures taken within 20 minutes of the Carson Valley Inn.  As for the subject off-color comedy, we asked Brian about that very subject and we are still trying to totally interpret his response which was, "My parents come to my shows . . . but they also have my sense of humor!" Tickets for the November 10 comedy show are $20 and you can buy them online or at our hotel desk.

Coming Up at the CVI
We're starting to get questions about these three events, so please mark your calendar and we’ll have more information coming in future weeks:
  • A Touch of Class Craft Fair: Thursday – Saturday, October 25 – 27 in the Valley Ballroom. Admission is free for this uniquely structured craft fair. Click here for more information.
  • Veteran’s Day Free Spaghetti Feed: Sunday, November 11 in the Valley Ballroom. We've  been doing this for a number of years and we'll have more information for you very soon.
  • Share your Christmas Food Drive: Friday, December 7 in our west parking lot along Highway 395.  This is the annual 12-hour day devoted to raising food and cash for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet! Thanks to the warm and overwhelming generosity of our community, the Food Closet will soon be opening a bigger, better, more efficient and more user-friendly facility which is currently under construction. Check the story that recently ran on KTVN Channel 2News at this link.

  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM is at $3,053 for this week . . . play a $5 card and it’s yours if you pick all 15 games straight up . . . seems like it wouldn’t be that difficult!
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:  More of the squares went unclaimed this past Monday so the squares are worth $94 each for this coming Monday’s Redskins/Saints game. You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Check the details on this page.  
  • Our Guys Picks!  The Guys had another “keep your day job” week going 3 & 5.  If you’ve been following the guys weekly Blog Picks for the past two years, one LOCK has seemed to emerged: bet against Greg’s picks!  Moving on to week 5, Greg (3 - 5) takes the Patriots -10 vs. the Colts and the Bills +3½ against the Titans. Mike (5 - 3) is sticking to the college path with Nevada +12 vs. Fresno and, in a true display of “Fear the Turtle," Maryland +17½ vs his alma mater Michigan.  Steve (4 - 4) sees high scoring and has picked over 52½ in the Saints/Redskins game and over 48½ in the Chiefs/Jaguars contest.  Alan (3 - 5) sees the Steelers -3 rebounding against the Falcons and took the over 53½ in the Raiders/Chargers game.
  • Beer & Snacks: Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI. Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • NHL Hockey is Back Today! This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, NHL Hockey, the Major League Baseball Playoffs, Canadian Football League, the Sunday NASCAR Gander Outdoors 400 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup and the 2019 NBA Championship.
All About Food & Drink!
Gotta Try the Fish Tacos Plate in Katie's!
  • Thursday is Vodka Day. We don't mind shifting the attention to our walking-distance neighbor Bently Heritage Estate Distillery which is planning on opening to the public before the end of November. While fine whiskeys are their end game (already aging in the barrels), they will have their estate vodka and gin ready to sample and buy when they open. Until then, we have a variety of vodkas available at the CV Steak bar so stop by and enjoy your favorite!
  • Thursday is also Taco Day. Our hands-down favorite is the Fish Taco Plate served in Katie's every day for $7.99: Two tasty soft shell tacos with white fish, tangy slaw, rice and beans (refried or black)!
  • Saturday is Noodle Day. We believe any type of pasta fits the "Noodle Day" celebration so we draw your attention to the Seafood Linguine or the Clams Linguine in CV Steak. The latter comes with our special black ink pasta!
  • Tuesday is Beer and Pizza Day. There are days we'd love to be able to order pizza here at the Carson Valley Inn. However, our sister property Bodine's Casino on the south end of Carson City is hard to beat. They're special brick pizza oven produces a surface of over 600°F which is perfect for cooking every made to order pizza. Enjoy a Bodines pizza and your favorite brew on Beer and Pizza Day or any day.
Just Steps from Sharkey's Casino Saturday
Talk about a lot to do, see and enjoy all happening in Heritage Park just steps from Sharkey’s Casino this Saturday:  Coffin Races, a Business Marketplace, a Garden Harvest Fest and a Scarecrow Festival! Details for this Main Street Fall Fest are at this link. Be sure to stop by Sharkey's before or after your time at Heritage Park for a bite to eat in the Jackpot Cafe or some liquid refreshment at the Silver Dollar Bar.


We’ll Be at the Fall Job Expo

If you missed our Job Fair in September, be sure to catch our HR Team at the Fall 2018 Job Expo on Thursday, October 11 at the C.V.I.C. Hall on Esmeralda Ave. in Minden. We’ll be there from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and we have openings at all four of our properties!

This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Messenger Shoulder Tote for the first 150 ladies and World Market Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots. 
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in October. Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Friday and Saturday Giveaways:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash and FreePlay.
  • Your Rewards Monday: INN Club members can swipe at the casino kiosk once on Monday for Your Reward. Could be FreePlay, a Free Food offer, a Free Multiplier or a Free Gift!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin finished with a bourbon jus for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Carolyn Dolan tonight, Full Blast Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Jamie Rollins next Tuesday and Wednesday. Vocalist and songwriter Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad. For the last fifteen years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red. Cliff Porter's Full Blast is a high-energy, genre-crossing band that will take you on a trip through old school classics to today's hits! Music styles range from funk, to jazz, from Gospel infused instrumentals to country and rock! Jamie Rollins is an upbeat and experienced entertainer, performing a variety of music from country to rock, to classic oldies and R&B – plus a few his own songs.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Some Say We Are the Best, A Bigger Look at Football, More in Carson Valley Inn Blog

Welcome Best of Carson Valley
This Friday we’re pleased to host the awards luncheon for The Record Courier staff and all of the local businesses they are honoring for being named Best of Carson Valley 2018 in their recent online poll.  All of the results will be announced tomorrow in the paper and on their website. However, they did give us an okay to “leak” that the Carson Valley Inn was voted #1 Best Casino and #1 Best Lodging - and that CV Steak  was voted #1 Best Steak and #1 Best Dinner. Be sure to check all of the winners coming out in this Thursday’s issue of The Record Courier!

38 Special Founding Member Don Barnes Waves Good-bye
to the TJ's Corral 2018 Concert Season Last Friday
CVI in the Words of Others
From time-to-time we like to spare you our own words and share what others say about the CVI – often stated better than our own ramblings!
  • A Tahoe/Carson Valley Visit: “We recently spent a few splendid summer days in South Lake Tahoe and the nearby Carson Valley. No more than eight hours by car from Pasadena, it’s a convenient world-class getaway.” These words closed a brief but commanding story by Cuyler Gibbons after his recent visit to South Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley.
  • Great Atmosphere: “Centrally located in the Carson Valley Inn, this steak house is just as good as the best ones in the country. Great steak and options for other meals. Casual as well as business/professional/upper class restaurant without the prices. Very well priced, friendly and professional staff and great food. Definitely worth stopping in for a dinner.” - Eric Y. on Trip Advisor
  • Last Friday’s Concert: “Throughout the night, folks kept shouting ‘that’s my favorite song!’”  And so marked the last day of summer at the 38 Special Concert last Friday night in TJ’s Corral. Pheonix Gruneich of Tahoe Onstage wrapped it up with those words and more in this online story she titled No locks at TJ’s Corral during sold-out 38 Special show – a play on words that ties to how the group originally got its name! Enjoy the article and the pictures as posted by both Pheonix and Purple Door Photography. 
Something to Laugh At!
Interesting logo, huh! Four comedians will be weaving their tales together to present this Core 4 Comedy in our Valley Ballroom on Saturday, November 10 and we’ll all learn the meaning of the logo at that time (better be funny, right!). Between Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg, Feature Act Andy Picarro and Headliner Brian Lee, one of them has to have an explanation! Be sure to get it on your calendar . . . We know it’s still a few weeks away but these things have a tendency to sneak up on us and we can only hold so many people in  the Valley Ballroom!  Tickets are $20 and you can buy them online or at our hotel desk.

Do They Really Dance There?
The Genoa Candy Dance is this Saturday and Sunday and all the details are at this link. A hearty breakfast in Katie’s is a good start for a day of walking and gawking at the many hundred craft booths and other attractions. And when you’re done browsing and buying, stop in for a cold beer at one of our bars. As a friendly reminder, the Town of Genoa discontinued the shuttle between Minden and the Candy Dance last year. And yes, while crafts and confections fill the two days, there really is a dance Saturday night!

Football is Much Bigger
  • Have you noticed in the last few days that football games appear much bigger on the Cabaret Lounge screens?  It’s not just your imagination. We replaced the 47” screens (16 of ‘em so far) with 65” HD TV screens and we have eight more to go on the “other side” of the Casino Bar. Hard to believe, but that almost doubled the viewing image on each TV from the previous 942 sq. inches for each 47” screen to just over 1,800 sq. inches for each 65” screen. All this just in time to magnify the incredible upsets and questionable penalty calls that permeated the NFL this past Sunday!
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM jumped to $2,955 for this week. With the Lions topping the Vikings and New England falling to Detroit it’s no wonder that no one picked all 15 games correctly which is all it takes to capture the Jackpot . . . and the parlay tickets are only $5!  
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:  Two of the four squares went unclaimed this past Monday so the squares are worth $72 each for this coming Monday’s Chiefs/Broncos game. You have to be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Check the details on this page.  
  • Our Guys Picks!  a better week for our guys with six winners out of eight picks last week.  They look to continue the hot streak with Mike taking the Texas Longhorns -8 ½ at K-State and Troy -14 vs. Coastal Carolina.  Greg is betting on a low scoring Jets – Jags game taking the under 38 ½ and the Falcons -5 ½ against the Bengals.  Alan loves the Chiefs -4 ½ at the Broncos and his Eagles -4 at the Titans.  Steve is going with an all Los Angeles Sunday taking the Rams -7 vs. the Vikings and the Chargers -10 ½ against the quarterback less 49er’s.
  • Beer & Snacks: Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI. Our staff will bring your bar bites order to you right at your seat.
  • Sports and Race Betting: You can place and collect sports bets any time the Sports Book is open at the Carson Valley Inn or Bodines Casino. At Sharkey’s and Slot World, all sports betting is done at Guest Services. A winning sports bet placed at any of our four casinos can be cashed at any of our four casinos.  Horse Race bets can only be placed or cashed when the Race and Sports Book is open at the CVI or Bodines Casino.
  • What’s On The Board: This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, Major League Baseball, Canadian Football League, the Sunday NASCAR Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 and Horseracing. Futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Apples, Coffee & Beer - See Below!
Just for Fun
  • Today is Johnny Appleseed Day. Good reason to order a slice of Apple Pie in Katie's . . . or take home a house-made whole Apple Pie from the Katie's Bakery Counter!
  • Today is also Human Resources Professional Day. We'll start with a Shout Out to our HR staff who do all the hiring for the CVI, Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino. They'd welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our employment opportunities so check out the available positions at all four properties at this link or call our HR folks at 775-783-6663.
  • Friday is Drink Beer Day. Stop by the CV Steak Bar or the Casino Bar and enjoy one of the various beers we offer by the bottle or on tap!
  • Friday is Ask a Stupid Question Day. The obvious that comes to our mind, "Why would a beer drinker even need a Drink Beer Day?!  More universal, supposedly, is the concern expressed in the page about Ask a Stupid Question Day which poses the question: “What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?”
  • Monday is International Coffee Day. Enjoy your favorite coffee drink in Job's Perk open daily from 6 AM!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Elegant Jewelry Keeper for the first 150 ladies and All Wrapped Up Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, raffles, a weekly drink special and free bingo for ladies playing in the pit or at slots.
  • Point Multipliers Friday: 5X Points on Reel Slots and 3X Points on Video Poker Slots all day every Friday in September, Watch those points add up fast and use them for dining, FreePlay, Katie’s Bakery products and more!
  • Big Game Grand Prize Drawings Friday and Saturday:  Big Game Giveaway Grand Prize Drawings at 6 & 8 PM for $17,500 in cash, fishing/hunting gear and FreePlay between CVI and Sharkey’s.
  • $5,000 Scratcher Drawings Sunday:  September Scratcher Drawings at 6 & 8 pm. $5,000 in cash and FreePlay guaranteed!
  • Your Rewards Monday: INN Club members can swipe at the casino kiosk once on Monday for Your Reward. Could be FreePlay, a Free Food offer, a Free Multiplier or a Free Gift!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it’s Roasted Rack of Venison with cherry brandy demi for $32. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Hans Eberbach tonight, Garage Boys Thursday thru Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Carolyn Dolan next Tuesday and Wednesday. Vocalist and songwriter Hans Eberbach sings for the band Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities. He also fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS. The Garage Boys are a high energy, 100% organic, rock band. Their unique sound reflects their influences which range from The Beatles and Stones, to STP, Weezer, Bob Marley, Sublime, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Radiohead, Bon Jovi and even Steely Dan. They play everything from glam-rock to Reggae to old school classic country rock.  Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad. For the last fifteen years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!