Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Week Full of Activities, Promotions,More

Bringing in the New Year at the CVI! We have many activities and promotions happening over the next few days – here is a Quick Guide:
  • Wednesday - Today:
    • Bowl Games: Birmingham Bowl, Belk Bowl, Music City Bowl, and Holiday Bowl in the casino.
    • Have A Double Bacon BLT in Katie’s: Why? See the “Because We Feel Like Mentioning It” section below.
  • Thursday – New Year’s Eve:
    • Katie’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials (Slow-Roasted New York Strip Loin with 6 Fried Shrimp and Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Tilapia) are served from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. all regular menu items will also be available. Katie’s will not be serving the Thursday night Corned Beef & Cabbage special.
    • CV Steak will open at 4:30 PM. The CV Steak New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials (Tournedos Trio and Seafood Florentine) will be served along with our regular menu. We will not be serving the Sunset Menu Specials on New Year’s Eve.
    • 4X Points from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Be sure to use your card!
    • Peach Bowl plus the two College Football Playoff Semifinal Games on the Cabaret Big Screen and casino TVs – the Orange Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Clemson) and the Cotton Bowl (Michigan State vs. Alabama).
    • Free Entertainment with the RYE Brothers, 8 p.m., to 1 a.m.
    • Midnight Champagne Toast in the casino.
  • Friday, New Year’s Day:
    • NCAA Bowl Games on the casino TV’s: Outback Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl
    • Katie’s will be serving the Friday Night Specials: Charbroiled Salmon and the Katie's Captain’s Platter.
    • Slots Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with a different Mystery Multiplier (3X-7X Points) every half hour.
  • Saturday, January 2:
    • King of Cash “K.O.C. Cash Frenzy” 1 – 9 p.m.
      • Giveaways and Hot Seats every hour.
      • Free T-Shirts handed out randomly to players.
    • Slots Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with a different Mystery Multiplier (3X-7X Points) every half hour.
    • More Bowl Games on the Casino TV’s: Taxslayer Bowl. Liberty Bowl, Alamo Bowl and Cactus Bowl.
  • Sunday, January 3:
    • NFL Football – 15 games on the casino TVs.
    • Ladies Only Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 4:
    • 4X Points today and every Monday in January!
    • Poker Room Grid: Start earning squares on the College Football Playoff National Championship Game $120.00 Football Grid! 

Aunt Millie Gave You a Christmas Gift and You Didn't Get Her Anything!  Unless it was a fruitcake (there is never an obligation to reciprocate a fruitcake gift), you now feel guilty. Here's a quick solution: call (775-783-6606) or visit our hotel desk and get her a CVI gift card which can be used at the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino or Sharkey's Casino. Not only is it a versatile gift, but it comes with a versatile excuse for why you didn't give it to Aunt Millie on Christmas: you can claim we were out of them when you tried to buy hers (almost the truth as we sold a record number this year) or that we had to mail it to you and it got held up in the Christmas mail overload. Add your own twist and you'll be providing a very nice gift with a plausible reason as to why it wasn't on time. And if Aunt Millie did get you a fruitcake? Make your way to Manitou Springs, Colorado on Saturday (or pretend you are there) and dispose of it in a most ceremonial and competitive manner!

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the last week of regular-season NFL Football, the remaining 16 College Bowl Games, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball, NHL Hockey and UFC fights.
  • The PRO PK’EM jackpot is $4,759 on this week’s progressive parlay card.
  • About This Bowl Game Madness: Previous to 1959 there were only five college football bowl games. Can you name the first? Okay, that was easy - the Rose Bowl, first played in 1901. The next college bowl games didn’t come about until 1934. Here are the next few in order of their "founding": Orange Bowl, 1934; Sugar Bowl, 1934; Sun Bowl, 1934; Cotton Bowl, 1936; Gator Bowl, 1945; Tangerine/Citrus Bowl (now the CapitalOne Bowl), 1946; Liberty Bowl, 1959. Now there are 40 NCAA Bowl Games.
  • Seeding and two remaining AFC spots are up for grabs this Sunday for the NFL Playoffs  . . . rather than embarrass ourselves  by attempting to go any further, read though this article and perhaps you MAY understand all the permutations! Anyway, should make for a lot of interesting (and some meaningless) games on Sunday.

Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – No Cover, No Minimum – Free! Dale Poune performs tonight, The Rye Brothers entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, NFL Football is on Sunday night,  and John Palmore returns next Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. The group is led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California based quartet. Sarah Hauck,  Entertainment reporter for The Record Courier did an interview with Paul Justin and her story can be read here.

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Venison Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Rack of Venison with Cherry Brandy Demi for $32.00. Saturday night’s special in CV Steak is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. Both 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.
  • It’ll be Cold, But We’ll Keep You Warm: Walk out the old and welcome the New Year at the Candlelight Labyrinth Walk sponsored by Main Street Gardnerville at Heritage Park Gardens on New Year's Eve. Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. The event is off Gilman Street; just across highway 395 from Sharkey's Casino. We'll keep it warm inside Sharkey’s so stop in for dinner and/or cocktails before or after the outdoor Candlelight Walk. For more on this event call 775-782-8027.
  • Day After the Day After: If you never do make it out of the house on New Year’s Day, here’s a reason to resurface on Saturday - Katie’s offers an Eggs Benedict special from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday . . . a traditional favorite including toasted English muffin, grilled Canadian bacon, two poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and hash browns all for just $5.99.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It:
    • Today is Bacon Day. Philosophically, we are neutral on the latest resurgence of bacon. However, we want to respect those who wish to honor this day by reminding you that we have over a dozen breakfast and lunch items on the Katie's menu that come with bacon . . .  and we'll be glad to provide a single or double side order of bacon in, on, or around any Katie's menu item!
    • Friday is Bloody Mary Day. And please don't tell us you didn't see that one coming on the day after New Year's Eve! Click the link for some interesting thoughts behind the name and (again, you certainly expected this part) a suggested recipe.
    • Friday is also Polar Bear Swim Day. No need to go to the north or south pole if you have a hankering to participate - Lake Tahoe is just a few minutes away!
    • Monday is Spaghetti Day.  If you have to mark the occasion on the actual day, we suggest you stop by Sharkey's Casino for the Monday night $7.99 Spaghetti and Meatballs special. If you can wait until Wednesday, check out the January Wednesday Italian Specials in Katie's with three Italian specials served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting at $5.99.  Couldn't make either of these or you can't get enough pasta? The Thursday Italian Night at Bodines Casino offers even more selections!
    • Monday is also Trivia Day. Keep that in mind for something we will be covering in next week’s blog. 
Comments? Have questions or comments 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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