Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Parties, Jackpot Update, More

 Thanksgiving Dinner: your house or our house, we have you covered either way!
  • Your House: everyone likes the aroma of Thanksgiving dinner in their home, and certainly having leftovers is another good reason to celebrate at home. However, the preparation and cooking is so time-consuming . . . So, we have a mitigation plan that can't be beat! Our Thanksgiving Dinner to Go for up to 10 People is only $84 and we do all the messy time-consuming part! Find out more by clicking here and please get your order in soon as we do have a cut-off!
  • Our House: both Katie's and CV Steak have traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Specials. And here's the best part, our specials are reasonably priced and we still serve the regular menu in both restaurants. So, no need to get gouged while you are gorging yourself when you go out for Thanksgiving Dinner - at least not here at the Carson Valley Inn. In order to pull all this off, we do make three minor adjustments on Thanksgiving day:  in CV Steak, we open at 1:30 PM instead of 4:30 PM and the Sunset Special is not available on Thanksgiving Day. In Katie's, the usual Thursday night $6.99 Roast Turkey special is not available.  And here's an important tip: if you plan to dine in CV Steak on Thanksgiving Day, please make a reservation now at 775-783-6650.

Speaking of holidays, here are a few more thoughts: Holiday Parties are big at the Carson Valley Inn. Between our convention center, the VIP Picon Room and the private dining room in CV Steak, they'll be something going on just about every night in December. While the weekend evenings are pretty much booked, we still have room on some Sunday through Thursday nights. So, whether it's your office, club, group of friends, or family we can make it quite easy for you to celebrate here at the CVI. Plus, to encourage safety, we offer a very special hotel room rate on the night of your holiday party. Want to know more? Get in touch with Carrie at 775-783-6673.

First Half of $20,000 Guaranteed Giveaway is Saturday! Here's the breakdown - $10,000 in Cash and FreePlay will be given away this Saturday - $5,000 at the CVI and another $5,000 at Bodines. Drawings are at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., all $5,000 will be given away at each location, the whole process repeats on December 19 and all the details are at this link.
Toys for Tots: The Carson Valley Inn is again a collection location for the Toys for Tots program this Christmas Season. The drop-off box is near the hotel desk and we'll call to have it picked up every day if the donations come in that fast!

Airport Shuttle is Rolling! The talk is over, the web site has been tweaked, the schedules are at our hotel desk and the buses are rolling for the Carson Valley Airporter shuttle service between the Carson Valley and Reno – airport and downtown. It's convenient, affordable and waiting for you to use – whether you are arriving at Reno International or travelling from the Valley to Reno . . . . Let's jump on board and make it successful!!

CVI Christmas Decorations Going Up Very Soon: Eileen Knox, our Chief Decorating Elf and pictured here, and her minions are busy unpacking,repairing and polishing the plethora of Christmas Decorations  that will soon be spectacularly visible in our restaurants, hallways,  casino and other areas. In the process, they have crammed decorations in just about every unused or temporarily uninhabited back-of-the house nook and cranny. Just a little peak into the incredible effort that Eileen and her helpers put into bringing the Christmas Spirit to the inside of CVI. Meanwhile, our Engineering staff has just about finished the creation of Candy Cane Lane which will light up on November 30 at the latest!

Mickey Mouse's Birthday: Speaking of Eileen (and we were - just above) she is one of the biggest Disney fans in the west . . . and Mickey Mouse is the icon of Disney . . . and Micky Mouse's Birthday was yesterday (86!) . . . so, Eileen has some special "Hidden Mickey's" going up in the Christmas decorations . . . but more about that next week!

Third Party Kudos for CV Steak: Myscha Theriault is an author and avid traveler. She is currently traveling through North America with her husband and Labrador retriever and the trio recently spent a weekend in the Carson Valley. We were fortunate that they dropped by CV Steak for dinner. Myscha did a great story about her swing through the Carson Valley. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, it has popped up in numerous places on the Internet. Here's what Myscha had to say about their dinner in CV Steak (no, the Labrador retriever did not join them for dinner). Here's the excerpt, Thanks, Myscha!!

     "If carnivorous offerings captivate your taste buds, you may want to head to CV Steak. Located in the Carson Valley Inn, it also offers a wide array of entrees for less than $30, including steak, seafood, chicken and even a few vegetarian options. Many of their starters are available at less than 10 bucks as well. Value hunters will want to check out a couple of key menu options.
     First, their sampler appetizer tray lets you test drive numerous snacks at a price of just $15. It's sized for two to share, and makes a nice start to an extended dining experience. Second, they have an early dining menu that starts at 4:30 in the afternoon and runs for one hour. For $18, you can order a three course meal from a set menu that includes options such as chicken Marsala, salmon fillets, pork medallions and more. Pretty tough to beat, especially for a fine dining experience."  

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News:
  • Free Entertainment in the Cabaret: George Pickard appears tonight, Jo Mama is here Thursday, Stew Stewart handles Friday & Saturday nights, NFL Football has the spotlight Sunday and Monday nights and Steve Lord entertains Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Ladies Night: Tonight's Hot Seat winners will receive a Gift Box Stack from Costco and the first 150 ladies to check in tonight will receive a Fall Candle Set. To have your business featured on one of our Ladies' Nights (we do pay you for the prizes); call Stephanie at 775-783-7711.
  • Jackpot Update: The Penny Progressive Jackpot was over $45,000 when we checked late yesterday afternoon and the Pro PK'em Progressive is $3,886 for this weekend's NFL games.
  • As Steve Martin Said, "First you get a million dollars: This Monday is the last day to get in on our Monday Millioni$er promotion. Earn just one point on Monday and you get a free $2 pull on the Aristocrat Millioni$er game near CV Steak (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). The big jackpot is over $2.9 million and someone will eventually win it . . . just sayin!
  • What a Hoot!! The Late Nite Catechism comedy show was hilarious last Saturday night. And that's just one in a series of Comedy Catechism Classes produced by the same folks . . . stay tuned!
  • This Week's Game-On Fridays special in CV Steak is Game Mix Grill with marinated Buffalo and Elk medallions, Venison and Alligator Sausage and finished with a Brandy Cherry Demi-Glace. Served with  tableside-tossed salad, vegetable and your choice of potato - au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked potato . . . all for $29.00! We tried to get the chef to smother it all with a generous helping of Wild Turkey "for the season," but his sense of taste and food pairing outweighed our nonsense!
Two Way Street! Have questions about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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!

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