Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Comedy Closer, Free Niners & Raiders Merch, Poker Room New Look, More

Guys, Don’t Let the Gals Beat You Out!
Seems there are a couple of groups of ladies who are turning our November 10 Comedy Show into a “Girl’s Night Out.”  We find out these things because to purchase tickets for a group of eight or more you have to actually call to have your online purchase cleared . . . It’s a carryover from concert ticket purchasing protocol. Anyway, if the gals can do a “Girls Night Out,” then why not a “Guys Night Out” or “Date Night,” too!?  Since the girls already have it figured out, here’s a suggestion for the guys: gather in the cabaret lounge next Saturday afternoon and catch the Florida State/Notre Dame game while munching on our Bar Bites, come on down to the comedy show, and then head back to the cabaret bar to catch the end of the Colorado State/Nevada game!  As for “Date Night,” this one is easy: make your reservations now for dinner in CV Steak and top it off with laughs in the Valley Ballroom. It’s all happening Saturday, November 10 in the Valley Ballroom at 7:30 PM.  Doors open about 45 minutes before show time, seating is “open,” and tickets are just $20 and are available online or at our hotel desk.

Ladies’ Night Brief Hiatus, But . . .
Our popular Ladies' Night activities take a night off tonight so the many ladies who attend regularly can spend the night enjoying Halloween with their kids or grandkids. Our suggestion is to take them to the Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Safety Street at the CVIC Hall in Minden today from 3 to 8 PM. The Carson Valley Inn has been a proud sponsor of this event since its inception and you can get more details in the flyer on this page.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by the Carson Valley Inn sometime today 'cause you'll be earning five times points on all slot play all day today! Be sure to use your INN Club card while playing and quintuple your point benefits!! And while you are here, watch for spooks, goblins and who-knows-what-else as some of our employees will be dressed up for our costume contest judges. Finally, be sure to mark your calendar for next Wednesday when Ladies’ Night resumes with a special apron gift for all ladies  . . . and watch for more information about our November Ladies' Night Apron promotion in our blog next week.

Poker Room – New Look, New Promos
Thanks for your patience during the recent remodeling of our poker room! Recovered chairs, a more soothing table felt color, larger new HDTV screens, plus new carpeting, wallpaper and paint have all combined for a refreshing new atmosphere! And with November arriving tomorrow, we’re bringing back the Poker Ladder which will continue through November and December to determine our Top 30 who will qualify for a $1000 Free Roll Tournament! Also new over the next two months is a Tournament Entry Drawings Promotion. We’ll give you a drawing ticket for every tournament you enter all month and the month-end drawings for both November and December will bring a total of $500 a month in cash plus some CV Steak certificates!  Our Poker Room opens at 4 PM Mondays, Sundays at 8:30 AM and at noon on Tuesdays – Saturdays.

Breeders’ Cup This Weekend!
Bob Baffert, Hall of Fame trainer and long-time friend of CVI owner Mike Pegram, looks like he’ll have two horses (possibly three) running in this Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. We’re pulling for Bob to bring home a winner but we’d really like it to be with McKinzie – owned by Mike and his partners Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.  Post time is 2:44 p.m. PDT and of course we’ll be showing the race in our Cabaret Lounge and Bar areas with our eye on the #6 horse flying the yellow and red MP colors! As always with horse racing, final entries are subject to change up to post time!


All Veteran's and Active Military: Join Us with One Guest
for Our traditional Veteran's Day Spaghetti Feed
Football and Other Sports at the Inn
Free Raiders & Niners Merch
this Thursday
  • Our Guys Picks! Similar story, different week with Our Guys going 3 & 5 last week against the spread.  Mike, who spends the most time in the Sportsbook, broke his six-game winless streak with a win last week.   This week he looks to turn things around with Iowa +3 against Purdue and the surprising Kentucky Wildcats +9½ versus Georgia.   Steve is going all Bayou this weekend with LSU +14 vs. Bama and the Saints-1 ½ against the offensive powerhouse LA Rams.   Greg loves the Notre Dame Golden Domers -9½ at Northwestern and the under 47 ½ in the Ravens – Steelers game.  Alan is rolling with the Jets +3 at Miami and the Chargers +1½ at the Seahawks.
  • It’s the final Battle of the Bay as the Raiders (1-6) and the 49ers (1-7) match up in what ABC News also is calling the Bay Area Bummer in this week’s Thursday Night Football Game. If it’s the Raiders or Niners on a prime time game, we’ll have merchandise to give away during the game – be sure to get your raffle ticket from Greg. And guess what? Finally one of the bay area teams will win this week (don't even think about a tie!)
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM again failed to produce a winner so the pot climbs to $3,524 for this week.  This is not rocket science (apparently it's worse!), just play a $5 card, pick all 15 winners or props straight up, and the jackpot is yours with any ties split.
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:  Squares are worth $74 each for this coming Monday’s Titans/Cowboys game. “The Grid” pays the first three quarters and the final score . . . you must be present to win and any unclaimed winnings roll to the following week. Check the details on this page and remember our Poker Room opens at 4 PM Mondays, Sundays at 8:30 AM and at noon on Tuesdays – Saturdays.
  • Enjoy $2 Domestic Draft Beer during all NFL games at the CVI.
  • On The Board! This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, the final week of the Canadian Football League regular season, the Sunday NASCAR AAA Texas 500 (what will happen between Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.?) and Horseracing (Breeders' Cup weekend). Futures include winners of the 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.
Careful With That Knife!
Add a Draft Beer and You're Set!
  • Thursday is Men Make Dinner Day. We bring this up for three reasons: First, we could not resist using the above picture for which we acknowledge daysoftheyear.com, our source for many of the “special” days we mention in this section. Second, the person who allegedly originated Men Make Dinner Day has same last name as one of our four casino properties. And finally, we just have to point you to the Top Ten Reasons To Participate in ‘National Men Make Dinner Day’ as posted on this page.
  • Saturday is Sandwich Day. Our favorites in Katie’s are the Nevadan (roast beef, Ortega chili and Jack cheese on grilled sourdough) and the Big Bird (sliced roast turkey, bacon, tomatoes and Jack cheese on grilled sourdough). Not as hungry? Go for the Daily Soup and Half Sandwich Special featuring the chef’s sandwich of the day and your choice from our two house-made soups each day.  Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for just $4.99!
  • Tuesday is Nachos Day. Katie’s Macho Nachos are waiting for you . . . either “as they come” or with the meat-added option!
This Week in the Casino
  • 5X Points All Day Today: Don't let anyone scare you into thinking this isn't a good deal: Use your card while playing in the casino and earn 5X points today on our Slots and Videos!
  • Ladies’ Night Off Tonight: But you knew that from reading the article further above.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots all day every Saturday in November. Use your rapidly accumulating points for FreePlay, dining, Katie’s Bakery products, hotel stays and more!
  • $75,000 Holiday Giveaways Promotion Friday and Saturday:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM both nights for drawings for cash and FreePlay!
  • Ladies Poker Tournament Sunday: Time again for our monthly Ladies-Only Poker Tournament starting at 4 PM.
  • 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 Stuffed Quail with prosciutto, wild rice pilaf and plum port glaze for $28.00. 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
Cliff & Dave tonight, Decoy Thursday - Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Patrick Major next Tuesday and Wednesday. Cliff & Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread. Decoy brings their high-energy shows, excellent vocals and varied song list. The group was voted best Casino Band by the Reno News and Review for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. An evening with Decoy includes the hits of artist such as Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, Lynard Skynard, Cee Lo Green, Miranda Lambert, Sublime, Zach Brown Band, Led Zepplin, Journey, and more. Patrick Major’s style includes his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades. Whether playing tunes from James Taylor to Dave Matthews, or his own compositions, he displays an unequaled emotion with all.

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 24, 2018

Witches, Giggles, $15,000 Saturday, Holiday Gifts, Golf and More

Comedy Coming!
Just a little over two weeks until our Core 4 Comedy show on Saturday, November 10 in our Valley Ballroom. Join Headliner Brian Lee, Host Jeff Anderson, Special Guest Luke Westberg and Feature Act Andy Picarro for 4X Laughs . . . . Tickets are just $20 either online or at our hotel desk!

Which Witch is Which?
Which Witch? Which Wednesday?
This is a tale of two witches and two Wednesdays. Let’s start with the two witches pictured above. The one on the left is Julie and the one on the right is Kim. They’ve been witching it up the last few Ladies’ Nights in preparation for tonight’s Witch Hat Contest with a cauldron filled with five prizes!  So wear your witch’s hat to Ladies’ Night today starting at 5:30 PM and our judges will decide which witches win at 8 PM. First place is $100.00 Cash, second is $50.00 in FreePlay, and the third through fifth place prizes are special gift baskets. As for next Wednesday, our witches will be out riding their brooms so we’ll be taking a week off from Ladies’ Night so all can enjoy Halloween!

Spectacular Fall View at #7 Tee Box - Genoa Lakes
Golf in the Carson Valley – Plan Now for 2019
Almost 100 folks enjoyed two days of spectacular fall golf earlier this week during our annual “Golf Chairpersons’ Appreciation Event.”   You could be part of this complimentary event next year, here’s how: Dozens of golf groups visit the Carson Valley Inn each season to enjoy our area’s courses and various group food and beverage receptions and dinners. Each fall, we invite the gracious people who “chair” each event to join us in celebrating the year with a stress-free visit “on us!”  So, if you have a group of golfers – with as few as 8 to as many as 100+ – we’d like to share how we can package a golf visit for your group in 2019. We arrange the golf reservations, rooms and social functions . . . you gather the troops. To find out more, contact Greg Enholm in our Sales Department at 775-783-6615. He’ll walk you through the process, set up your group for a fun visit, and then make sure you are invited to our 2019 Appreciation Event next fall!

Christmas Gifts and Other Holiday Crafts
Abundance of Clever Crafts This Weekend
Almost 4,000 sq. ft. of handmade crafts and other gifts will be available in our Valley Ballroom this Thursday, Friday and Saturday when the A Touch of Class craft show returns for its 5th year at the Carson Valley Inn and 18th year overall. The holidays shopping weekend features 28-30 crafters . . . but no booths! This setup makes your shopping experience more like a boutique with central cashiers eliminating the need to make separate purchases from individual crafters. Come in and check it out from 10 AM to 8 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

Football and Other Sports at the Inn
  • Our Guys Picks!  A bit of a stumble last week, as the “team” only managed to pick one game correctly.  1-7 is probably their worst week ever.  So, will they stay in a slump or will the law of averages kick in?  Mike went with the meekest mascots last week: cute little golden gophers and a happy duck.  Both lost. This week, he’s going with the Killer Whales and the Godzillas. The next best thing is the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes -2½ hosting the Tulane Green Wave.  That is one (kind of an ugly green) wave against multiple Hurricanes.  Mike also likes the Washington State Cougars +3 on the road against the Stanford Cardinal.  It’s a color for goodness sake.  The cougars will run right past the dancing tree. Steve picked against his Saints again: The Vikings -1 at home.  He also likes the Steelers -8 at home against the Cleveland Browns.  They’ll have to avoid overtime in the rematch to cover the 8 points! Greg thinks both Bay area teams have turned the corner: he likes the 49’ers at the Phoenix Cardinals (pick-em), and the Raiders +3 hosting the Indianapolis Colts.  Alan decided to give serious consideration to his picks this week.  He was still calculating as we went to press.  He finally blurted out the Eagles -3 in London against the tanking Jacksonville Jaguars.  And he went with Florida +7 against the Georgia Bulldogs in the "world's largest outdoor cocktail party."  Given more time, he would have made 2 absolutely certain selections.
  • The Progressive Pro PK'EM failed to hit last week and inched up to $3,429 for this week . . . play a $5 card and it’s paid out to any to whoever picks all 15 games (any ties split).
  • Monday Night Football Poker Room Grid:  We had $112 carryover from this past Monday so the squares are worth $88 each for this coming Monday’s Bills/Patriots game. “The Grid” pays the first three quarters and the final score . . . you must 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.
  • On The Board! This week you can bet NCAA and NFL Football, NHL Hockey, NBA Basketball, the World Series, Canadian Football League, the Sunday NASCAR First Data 500 (down to 8 drivers for the Monster Energy Cup) 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.
Just Gotta Mention These "Days"
  • Today is World Pasta Day, not to be confused with National Pasta Day which was last Wednesday. Since pasta is obviously the “message,” we will tempt you with the three most popular pasta dishes in CV Steak: The Seafood Linguini with shrimp, scallops and diced lobster; the Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo and the Mushroom Ravioli (served as an appetizer or entrĂ©e).
  • Friday is Pumpkin Day. Not that an excuse is needed, but if you want to show your support, you could always order a slice of pumpkin pie in Katie’s or take home a whole pumpkin pie from the Katie’s Bakery Counter!
  • Saturday is Cranky Coworker Day. Not a problem since the “crank” probably is off Saturdays!
  • Tuesday is Haunted Refrigerator Night,  supposedly “best celebrated by cleaning out the horrors that live deep within your icebox.” So, if someone invites you to celebrate this “holiday” with dinner at their house, immediately counter with an offer to buy them dinner in Katie’s or CV Steak!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Chocolate Shoppe Gift and Manicure Set for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Presents as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: the Witch Hat Contest mentioned above, 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!
  • Giveaways Friday:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM for our giveaway drawings for cash and FreePlay.
  • $55,000 Giveaways Promotion Grand Prize Drawings Saturday:  Join us at 6 and 8 PM at the CVI for Thirty (30) - $500 Winners (cash & FreePlay) Guaranteed between CVI and Sharkey’s (Sharkey’s drawings at 5 and 7 PM.)
  • 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! Our 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 Syrah Braised Bison Osso Bucco slow-cooked with vegetables, wine, herbs and natural pan sauce; served with a potato cauliflower puree for $35.00. 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
Adam Donald tonight, Voodoo Cowboys Thursday - Saturday, NFL Football Sunday and Monday nights and Cliff & Dave next Tuesday and Wednesday. Adam Donald brings an upbeat and entertaining solo show with a heavy arsenal of songs mixing today’s hits with some old country favorites. Playing together since 2009, the Voodoo Cowboys are the life of the party with their dance-inducing, hard drivin' style whether playing country music (and not the cryin' in your beer stuff) or an impressive selection of classic rock ‘n’ roll. Cliff & Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread. The Duo provides an evening of  sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll.

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 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.