Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sister's Easter Catechism, Valentine's Day, Sports Book After Football, More

Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister when she returns to the CVI on Saturday, April 20 to answer the timeworn questions of the season like “Why isn't Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?”  Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks! The times and ticket prices for the two Sister's Easter Catechism shows will be available on our website on Monday, February 18. Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat!

Lightning Strikes – and it Will Again
Lightning struck just up the road at our at our sister casino Bodines last week when Carin (pictured above) hit a $23,334 Lightning Link Jackpot! What is the likelihood of lightning striking again – but this time at the CVI? We don't know exactly, but we'd say it's pretty good as we have three banks of Lightning Link slots each with its own progressive Grand Jackpot and they range from $11,000 to over $15,000!

For Ladies' Night - Tonight!
Valentine’s Day at the Inn
  • It Starts Tonight:  you'll enjoy an all-chocolate theme to Ladies Night from 5:30 to 8:30 PM! The first 150 ladies to sign up this evening get a free Chocolate Rose from the Chocolate Shoppe.  The hot seat prizes tonight are Chocolate Shoppe Candy Boxes and we'll also have games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino.
  • Valentine's Day Dining Specials: we have Valentine's Day specials and regular menu items in both Katie's here at the Carson Valley Inn and the Jackpot Café in Sharkey's Casino "just down the street" in Gardnerville. Last we checked, reservations were full for CV Steak
  • And in the Cabaret Lounge: we're still trying to get inside the mind of our Entertainment Director to find out just what he was thinking when he booked a band called "Reckless Envy" for Valentines night? The group is exceptionally talented and very versatile . . . and we've even extended them through Sunday night to entertain over the busy Presidents Day Weekend.
Sports Book – Life After the NFL Season
Everyone’s had a little over a week to adjust to the end of the NFL season. So “now what” when it comes to sports book wagering? Let’s go over it and see if we can’t get you out of the doldrums:
  • NASCAR season kicks off this Sunday with the Daytona 500. We’ll have it on the big screen and some of the surrounding screens plus you can bet your favorite driver (s) to win at the posted odds which range from 4 ½ to one all the way up to 40 to 1 depending on who you pick!
  • If it’s gotta be football, we are taking bets on the Alliance of American Football League games over the next nine weekends and then the following two weekends for the playoffs and championship.
  • If you can see into in the future, you may already know what the following have in common: the Tennessee Volunteers, the Milwaukee Bucks the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Capitals, Jimmy Johnson and Justin Thomas.  They all have the same odds of winning, respectively, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 NBA Championship, the 2019 World Series, the 2019 Stanley Cup, the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and the 2019 Masters.
  • If you’d like an all-offense game (opposite of this year’s Super Bowl), grab a seat in our Cabaret Lounge this Sunday at 5 PM when Team LeBron and Team Giannis try to re-energize the offense in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. After last year’s paltry 293 total points it would be nice to see these superstars get back to the 374 points scored in 2017 or the 369 points scored the 2016!
  • And before we let NFL football go, as of yesterday there was still one more person out there who picked 13 props correctly in the Super Bowl and has $1667 coming. Come on by the CVI Sports Book with your ticket and “cash in!”
  • Independent of which sports are in season our Race Book operates 365 days a year with the Kentucky Derby Prep Races growing more plentiful over the next couple of months.
Bear Claws = Almonds!
Making These Days Special at CVI
  • Thursday is Ferris Wheel Day. If you’d like to catch up with our longtime locals, be sure to read fun-fact #4 in this article on how the Ferris Wheel has direct ties to Carson Valley!
  • Saturday is Almond Day. We serve thousands of almonds each year . . . they are part of every bear claw we make in-house for sale in Job’s Perk!
  • Saturday is World Whale Day.  No, we don’t have any whales here at the Carson Valley Inn or in any of our nearby waters. However, if you want to get in the spirit, try your luck at our Whale Song or Ocean Magic slots.
  • Monday is Wine Day. Everyone seems to have different tastes in wine so we have something for just about everyone on the CV Steak Wine List. Come on in and enjoy your favorite by the bottle or the glass!
  • Monday is also Pluto Day as in the celestial body, not the Disney cartoon character. We’re not trying to enter the debate on Planned Planethood (bet you read that one incorrectly the first time) so just bear with us as we continue to believe that Pluto is a planet not a dwarf planet as it is now referred to after its 2006 demotion. Anyway, if you still believe in Pluto as a planet, show your “I Believe” support by playing one of our Planet Moolah or Meteor Storm slots on Monday!
  • Next Wednesday is Cherry Pie Day. We like to jump the gun around here sometimes so starting this Monday we are adding a Mini Cherry Pie to our Katie’s bakery menu. Seems only appropriate that we do it on the same day we celebrate George Washington’s birthday. After all he supposedly admitted to his father that he chopped down a cherry tree. Wonder how all that would play out in today’s social media world!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: see the Valentine’s Day section above.
  • Friday & Saturday: drawings at 5, 7 & 9 PM both nights in our Cars and Cash Giveaways Promotion.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Hot Seats Monday: INN Club members, be sure to use your card while playing in the casino as we’ll have hot seat drawings hourly from 11 AM to 8 PM with the chance to win up to $500 each time.
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The regular Thursday special will not be served this week due to the Valentine’s Day specials but will return next week. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10 PM. 
  • CV Steak: The regular Thursday special will not be served this week due to the Valentine’s Day specials but will return next week. This Friday it’s Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin with 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 bread.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Steve Lord, tonight Reckless Envy Thursday thru Sunday, Bill Wharton Monday and Hans Eberbach Tuesday and Wednesday. Steve Lord is a guitarist with dynamic vocals and a thousand songs performing an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll. The versatility of Reckless Envy might just bring a heartfelt ballad such as Chris Stapleton’s version of “Tennessee Whiskey,” an authentic version of “Barracuda” by Heart, an entertaining rendition of Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a guitar driven ZZ Top classic such as “Tush” or a dance song like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”   Bill Wharton’s smooth, melodic tone comes out in his vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz. Hans Eberbach sings for Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities. He also fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS a band that represents his original singer/songwriter/electronic soul work.

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, February 6, 2019

Mother's Day Weekend Package, Valentine's Dining, A Burning Bunny Question, More

Welcome, Bently Heritage
Activity around the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery has been heavy this week as they get closer and closer to opening to the public this weekend. We join the entire Carson Valley in welcoming this world-class business to our community and we’re especially pleased to have them located just steps from our front door on “our side of the street!” To learn more about this incredible transformation, check this article recently published by Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine and for information on tours of Bently Heritage click here.

Mother’s Day Weekend Package
It’s not too soon to start thinking about plans for Mother’s Day . . . And here’s one idea you might start considering: our Mother’s Day Weekend Hotel Package is a great way to treat your Mom, Grandma, Wife or Mother-in-Law to a getaway at the Carson Valley Inn! Enjoy two nights’ accommodations, dining credit and a special chocolate gift on arrival! Click here for all the details.

We know this question is on your mind and we think we may be able to give you an answer. It all has to do with “Sister” who was last at the CVI to talk about Late Night Catechism. We’ve heard rumors she’ll be back in April around Easter and we’ll have more about that in next week’s blog!

Game Wasn't Boring for Karen & Mark!! 
About Last Sunday’s Game
  • Boring is in the Eye of the Beholder: Our guess is that Karen and Mark, weekend guests in for our Super Bowl Party in the Valley Ballroom, really didn’t have a feel one way or another about the game being boring. While they were here, they won slot jackpots of $1,200 and $10,408!
  • $5,000 Progressive Pro PK’EM: Three people are going to each be $1,667 happier when they bring in their Pro PK’EM tickets from the Super Bowl game - that’s how many picked 13 out of the 15 prop bets correctly. No one picked more than 13 correctly and quite a few picked 12 correctly. All three of the tickets with 13 correct pics were sold at the Carson Valley Inn so bring ‘em in to the CVI Sports Book with your ID and we’ll verify the ticket and then walk you to Guest Services to collect your cash winnings!   
  • Prop Bets:  The first of our many prop bets was decided at the coin toss when Tails came up for, get this, the fifth time in the last six years! And the last prop was determined when Julian Edelman was named MVP making a few of our customers quite happy as he paid 25 to 1. And one man almost made his wife ecstatic with one of the prop bets. She had insisted he place a bet on “no team scoring a touchdown” during the game. Being a good husband, he put down the $10 and into the fourth quarter it looked like he might just have a most unlikely winner. Those 100 to 1 odds would’ve made for a happy wife, happy life! 
Links to Useful Information!
Never a Dull Moment at the CVI! 
  • Valentine’s Day Dining: At the CVI, CV Steak and Katie’s will be offering their regular menus plus these Valentine’s Day Specials. The Jackpot Café in Sharkey’s is also offering its regular menu plus two Valentine’s Day specials from 4 to 10 PM.
  • Employment Opportunities: We are hiring at the Carson Valley Inn and Sharkey’s Casino here in Carson Valley and at Bodines Casino and SlotWorld Casino in Carson City.  In our business, the "dull moments" are few and the "I thought I'd seen everything" moments keep the job lively! Get all the openings at all four locations by clicking here!
  • 2018 Win/Loss Statements:  Have you started your taxes and need a Win/Loss statement from one or more of our casinos? Download this form to make your request.  We can provide you with a report for the play recorded while you used your Player’s Club card.
  • Gift Cards: We're not suggesting a Carson Valley Inn Card be your first priority for a Valentine’s Day gift, but it just might make a nice inclusion into a Valentine’s Day Card! You can buy them in any denomination up to $500 and they are for sale at our hotel desk. Click here for all the information on how they can be used.
Some Special Days
  • Friday is Laugh & Get Rich Day.  We don’t know how rich you’ll get, but it might be a good day to try your luck at one of our $tinkin’ Rich video slots!
  • Saturday is Pizza Day. Celebrate it as you may, but we’re heading to Bodines Casino for one of their made-to-order pizzas fresh-baked in Bodines’ special brick pizza oven!
  • Monday is Plimsoll Day dedicated to the man who made commercial sailing safer. You can harken back to the old days of sailing by playing one of our Shake Your Booty, Jolly Roger or Treasure Voyage video slots! Or, you can support shipping by going shopping! We don’t make this stuff up, it's actually one of the suggested ways to celebrate Plimsoll Day as covered at this link!
  • Monday is also Get Out Your Guitar Day. Good reason to remind you that, now that the NFL season is over, we are back to live entertainment seven nights a week in the Cabaret lounge where the most commonly seen instrument is definitely the guitar!
  • Tuesday is Lost Penny Day. You can “find your penny” by jumping onto one of our two giant Bubble Gum videos and putting the penny in the “good luck” slot during the bonus round. Or you can really make a splash by winning the jackpot on our 4-property Penny Progressive!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: join us tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a free Tea Kettle for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. You’ll also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino.
  • Friday & Saturiday: drawings at 5, 7 & 9 PM both nights in our Cars and Cash Giveaways Promotion.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Ladies Only Poker Tournament Sunday: Usually on the first Sunday of each month, we're doing it a week later this month due to last week’s big football game. Always interesting as the ladies take over the tournament table to match card smarts among themselves! The fun starts at 4 PM in the Poker Room.
  • Hot Seats Monday: INN Club members, be sure to use your card while playing in the casino as we’ll have hot seat drawings hourly from 11 AM to 8 PM with the chance to win up to $500 each time.
  • And at the Sports Book:
    • On the Cabaret and Casino Screens: Plenty of sports to watch with NBA and NCAA Basketball, NHL Hockey and Horseracing. Place your bets on all of these events plus the Daytona 500 at the Sports & Race Book.
    • Looking Ahead: Futures include winners of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup, the 2019 NBA Championship, the 2019 World Series and the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup!
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The Thursday special is a Turkey Plate for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday we feature Hungarian Goulash, pasta tossed together with ground beef & simmered in a rich tomato sauce for $6.99. Tuesday's special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $6.99.  
  • CV Steak: Thursday’s special 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 Steak.for $26. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions 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 bread.
Decoy this Weekend in the Cabaret Lounge
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Tany Jane tonight, Decoy Thursday thru Saturday, Rock River Sunday and Monday and Steve Lord Tuesday and Wednesday. Tany Jane plays a wide variety of music from many different genres and time periods, everything from old country to today's hits.  Decoy is one of Northern Nevada's leading cover bands known for their high-energy shows, excellent vocals and varied song list. 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. Rock River is Buddy and Kim from the Buddy Emmer Blues Band presenting an evening of blues and other music! Steve Lord is a guitarist with dynamic vocals and a thousand songs performing an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and 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, January 30, 2019

Super Sunday at CVI, Small Plates, More Valentine's Day Dining Options

Super Sunday at the Inn
  • The $5,000 Progressive Pro PK'EM will be won this week!  Our 15-pick card on Sunday’s game has the winner, over/under and 13 “props” such as first or last team to score, largest lead, margin of victory, etc. You can play this $5 card as often as you’d like at CVI, Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Casino and Slot World Casino. Whoever picks the most out of 15 wins the $5,000 Jackpot and any ties will be split!  Be sure to hang on to your ticket because just like those lottery jackpot winners you read about, we do not know who has the winning ticket(s) – it’ up to you to check in with us starting Tuesday when the books open in our 4 casinos. As for those “giant” Super Game progressive jackpots advertised elsewhere: Just a friendly reminder there are thousands of players wagering at a few hundred locations around Nevada. We like our odds much better with just four casinos!
  • So Who Will Throw More Touchdown Passes?  Heck if we know . . . but we do know there are dozens of different proposition bets you can make on the Super Bowl at our sports book and all are related to the game itself. Will so-and-so score a touchdown? Will this person have more or less than 82.5 pass receiving yards? Which team will score first? How will they score? And so on. Six pages of money line bets plus 20+ different players to pick at different odds as to whether they will win the MVP or be the first to score a touchdown in the game!
  • Halftime Wagering: If you don’t like the way the first half turns out based on your initial bets . . . or if you just have a gut feel about the second half, don’t pass up the opportunity to stop by the Sports Book at halftime. So many “fortunes” (OK, so this word is somewhat over-dramatic) were swung one way or another during halftime of the 2017 Super Bowl.  In case you forgot, the Patriots came back from a seemingly insurmountably 28 – 9 halftime disadvantage to win 34 – 28.  Tom Brady threw for 466 yards that year – do you remember the other Patriot who threw a pass (the pass fell incomplete)?
  • $200 Super Sunday Football Grid in Our Poker Room:  Win squares by making a Full House or higher in live action Texas Hold’ em or any hand of Tens Full or higher in Pineapple or Omaha. Grid numbers will be drawn on Sunday, February 4 when the board is full and the payout is $50 each for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters and for final score.  You don’t have to be present to win, but winners do need to pick up your cash by the end of the business day Monday.
  • You Can’t Escape It Sunday!  Everywhere you look the game will be on . . . . from the big screen in our Cabaret Lounge to one of the many HD screens in the Casino, the Cabaret Lounge, the Casino Bar, the Table Games, the CV Steak Bar and in the Poker Room.
  • Enjoy $2 Draft Beer during the game in the Cabaret Lounge, at the Cabaret Bar and at the CV Steak Bar. If you get the munchies, we’ll be glad to bring your bar bites order to you at your seat!
  • Drawings After the Game:  Stop in the casino after the game for Hot Seat Drawings with the chance to win up to $1,000. Use your INN Club card while playing to be eligible!
Kenny Rice Started a Radio Show
Kenny Rice is a seasoned sportscaster who has appeared on ESPN, NBC, NBCSN and Mark Cuban’s HDNet. Best known for his horse racing reporting and coverage, he recently started The Kenny Rice Horse Racing Show. Who did he pick to be on his very first show when it debuted earlier this month? Mike Pegram, long-time horse racing icon and owner of the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino, Sharkey’s Casino and SlotWorld Casino. Click the video image above for a peek into Mike's "take" on horse racing!

Valentine’s Day Dining – Sharkey’s, Too!
Last week we detailed Valentine’s Day Dining at the CVI which includes regular menus in CV Steak and Katie’s plus these Valentine’s Day Specials. Hopefully you are among the many who “got the message” and already made reservations in CV Steak!  The Jackpot Café in Sharkey’s is also offering its regular menu plus two $14.99 Valentine’s Day specials from 4 to 10 PM: A Caprese Top Sirloin Steak and Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa. Both of these complete dinners include choice of soup or salad.

Sharkey’s Father/Daughter Dinner Special
The annual Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance is this Saturday at the Community Center and Sharkey's Jackpot Cafe is running a pre-dance special from 4 to 6 PM for daughter and dad! Just $20 includes choice of soup or salad and non-alcoholic beverages for both. Dad chooses his entrée from Meatloaf, Chicken Parmesan, Pork Chops or Salmon; daughter chooses from Spaghetti and Meatballs, Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese or Chicken Tenders ‘n’ Fries.

Speaking of Daughters
Anyone with a daughter will certainly relate to this short tidbit from our friends at The Change Companies in one of their Leading with Heart postings.The writers’ daughter overheard her parents’ conversation about Small Plates and her subsequent comments took them down a most unexpected path.  It’s a one-minute read and we’re sure you will get a chuckle!

And Speaking of Small Plates
We do have a few guests who take the Small Plate approach to dinner in CV Steak. It works something like this:  They start by each enjoying a selection from our Specialty Martini Menu.  A tableside tossed salad comes next along with choosing a bottle of wine that seems fitting for the evening. They then “split” three or four appetizers and top it off with two of our scrumptious desserts.  Kind of reminds you of the couple mentioned in the article link above from The Change Companies!

Food Fodder
Carrot Cake - We Make 'Em Here!!
  • Saturday is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. We are not a big fan of ice cream for breakfast but we understand that some people may enjoy this approach. So, here's a way to mix an early AM ice cream fetish with the traditional approach: ask for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on your stack of pancakes in Katie's! Sure, the server may look at you funny, but there is no reason why we can't do it for you!
  • Sunday is Carrot Cake Day. We make ‘em here in our Bakery and you can enjoy anytime by the slice in Katie’s . . . or take home a whole Carrot Cake from the Katie’s Bakery Counter!
  • Monday is Homemade Soup Day. Don’t feel like making soup at home? We’ve got the perfect answer to these chilly winter days: two housemaid soups served every day in Katie’s – we make them here, and not from a can or packaged mix.
  • Monday is Stuffed Mushroom Day. We got thinking about the fact that stuffed mushrooms are traditionally mushroom caps stuffed with a mixture of the mushroom stems, cheese and spices. We don't serve stuffed mushrooms as such, but there is a great mushrooms stuffing in the Mushroom Ravioli available in CV Steak as an appetizer or an entrée!
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: join us tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Spatula Set for the first 150 ladies and Pampered Chef Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. You’ll also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino. And tonight is also our Sock Hop Dress-Up Contest with prizes for the top themed outfits and free drawing prize entries for everyone who makes an effort to dress up in the Sock Hop theme.
  • 4X Points Daytime Wednesdays: 4X Points from 4 AM to 4 PM so be sure to use your INN Club card and build up your points benefits rapidly!
  • Thursday & Friday: $20,000 Grand Prize Giveaways in our January Cash & Trips promotion with drawings at 6 & 8 PM both nights.
  • Friday Bonus Multiplier Day: 5X Points on Video Reels and 3X Points on Video Poker from 5 AM to 5 PM.
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Hot Seats Monday: INN Club members, be sure to use your card while playing in the casino as we’ll have hot seat drawings hourly from 11 AM to 8 PM with the chance to win up to $500 each time.
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The Thursday special is a Turkey Plate for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10 PM. Monday we feature Hungarian Goulash, pasta tossed together with ground beef & simmered in a rich tomato sauce for $6.99. Tuesday's special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $6.99.
  • CV Steak: Thursday’s special 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 Steak for $26. This Friday it’s Braised Buffalo Short Ribs 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 – table side tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.  
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Cliff & Dave Duo tonight, Arizona Jones Thursday thru Sunday, and Tany Jane next Monday thru Wednesday. Cliff and Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread They provide an evening of  sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll. Arizona Jones puts their rockin' spin on classic R& B hits from the 60's and 70's playing the hits from Aerosmith and Amy Winehouse to Wilson Pickett and ZZ Top . . . and many artists in between. With Arizona Jones, you never know who'll be singing louder, the audience or the band. Tany Jane plays a wide variety of music from many different genres and time periods, everything from old country to today's hits.

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, January 23, 2019

Valentine's Dining Specials, Tax Time Planning, Pies, Cookies, More

On Valentine's Day Choose from These and Many Other
Regular Menu Items or the Specials Described Below
Valentine’s Day Dining
As promised last week, here’s more information on the dining specials for Valentine’s Day at the CVI on Thursday, February 14. CV Steak will be open from 4:30 PM serving the regular menu plus these Valentine’s Day specials: the Beef Filet Oscar features a beef tenderloin topped with crab meat and asparagus, served with béarnaise sauce and a port wine glaze for $34. The Seafood Stuffed Fillet of Sole is a sole fillet wrapped around a combination of crab, scallops and shrimp for $30.  The Sunset Special will not be served on Valentine’s Day and CV Steak reservations are strongly recommended by calling 775-783-6650. Katie’s is also serving all regular menu items on Valentine’s Day plus these two specials from 2:00 PM: Penne Pasta Shrimp & Vodka Sauce for $13.99 and New York Strip Diane for $16.99 - two New York Strips grilled with shallots, garlic and mushrooms and finished with a Dijon Brandy sauce.  The regular Thursday Katie’s special will not be served on Valentine’s Day; seating is on a first-come basis.

Watch Out - This Guy May Be in Our Lobby This Weekend!
Photo by Nancy Hulsey, courtesy Eagles & AG
Who!?
Raptors Running Rampant is what the 200+ participants in this weekend’s Eagles & Agriculture event are hoping to see as they gawk and gaze from local ranches, barns and highways. Now if you just want an up-close look at a falcon or owl, we suggest you keep your eyes open as you walk in and out of our hotel entrance this weekend. At various times you’re likely to see either – or even both – as the weekend’s activities unfold.  And our thanks goes out to the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce for headquartering so many of this weekend’s “Eagles and Ag” activities here at the CVI!
No, You Can't Deduct the Dog Under the New Tax Guidelines!
Tax Time Rolling In
You’ve been asking about Win/Loss Statements for the tax year 2018 so here’s a quick reminder on how it works: we do need your signature on a signed request in order to run one of these reports. However, we make it easy for you using this form.  And if you had winnings at more than one of our locations, you can check the appropriate locations (Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino, Sharkey’s Casino and SlotWorld Casino) and we’ll get all of your 2018 reports prepared.  As a reminder, all we can report for you is play recorded while you’ve been using your Player Club card. Also a reminder that we cannot, and do not, offer any type of tax advice.

Peach Pie Anyone?
Some Food & Beverage Days of Note
  • Today is Pie Day. Check this list of pies: Pumpkin, Peach, Apple, Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, and Boston Crème!  We bake them all right here in our on-site bakery and you can enjoy them by the slice in Katie’s  . . . or take home a whole pie (some are also available in the mini-pie size) from the Katie’s Bakery Counter. We don’t have every variety of pie every day, but that’s only because we sometimes can’t keep up with the demand. So, if you have a special occasion, be sure to order in advance.
  • Thursday is Peanut Butter Day. Hmmm – how about Peanut Butter cookies?? Just $1.50 each or $6 for a box of six at the Katie’s Bakery Counter.
  • Friday is Irish Coffee Day. With temperatures predicted to be from the mid-20s to the low 50s, might be a perfect day to stop by one of our casino bars and sip on an Irish Coffee while you ponder your next sports wager!
  • Sunday is Chocolate Cake Day. Same pitch as for the pies above: Enjoy a slice in Katie’s anytime or take home a whole Chocolate Cake from the Katie’s Bakery Counter.
  • Monday is Blueberry Pancake Day. Dig in to a stack of Pancakes laced with blueberries for just to $5.99!
Deanna and Kim Getting Ready
for Next Wednesdays Sock Hop Dress Up Contest
This Week in the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Wednesday: Join us tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Chocolate Shoppe Gift for the first 150 ladies and Tupperware Gift Baskets by Allison VanGrimbergen as hot seat prizes. You’ll also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for ladies playing in the casino. And be sure to start gathering up your garb for next Wednesday's Sock Hop Dress up Contest.
  • 4X Points Daytime Wednesdays: 4X Points from 4 AM to 4 PM so be sure to use your INN Club card and build up your points benefits rapidly!
  • Cash & Trips Giveaways Promotion Friday & Saturday:  Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM for drawings for Cash, FreePlay and Trips!
  • Point Multipliers Saturday: 4X Points on Reel Slots and Video Poker Slots - watch your points grow at quadruple the normal rate!
  • Your Rewards Monday: INN Club members, swipe at the casino kiosk for a free reward each week.
  • Poker Room Super Grid: starting this Sunday poker players win squares in our Big Game (you know what we mean) “Squares Grid” by making a Full House or higher in live action Texas Hold’ em or any hand of Tens Full or higher in Pineapple or Omaha. More on the payouts next week.
  • And at the Sports Book:
    • Progressive Pro PK’EM: The pot wasn’t won on Championship Sunday so watch next week’s blog for details on how we WILL payout the jackpot based on the NFL game scheduled for Sunday, February 3!
    • On the Cabaret and Casino Screens: Plenty of sports to watch with the NFL Pro Bowl, NBA and NCAA Basketball, NHL Hockey and Horseracing. Place your bets on all of these events plus the Daytona 500 at the Sports & Race Book.
    • Looking Ahead: Futures include winners of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup, the 2019 NBA Championship, the 2019 World Series and the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup!
    • About the Super Bowl: You’ll have plenty of ways to increase the excitement of the game with wagers of all types. Check our blog next week for more information. Last we looked, we had the Patriots at -2½ and the over-under at 58 . . . but that can and will change as the action comes in.
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s: Wednesday is Italian Day with three specials served from 11 AM to 10 PM: Fettuccine Pesto Alfredo for $5.99, Pork Marsala for $6.99 and Chicken Chasseur for $6.99. The Thursday special is a Turkey Plate for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99 and Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $5.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday we feature a Chicken Pot Pie with flaky crust for $5.99 and Tuesday's special is Pork Vera Cruz for $6.99.
  • CV Steak: Thursday’s special 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 Steak.for $26. This Friday it’s Veal Scaloppini with lemon and capers 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
Roem Baur Duo tonight, Buddy Emmer Band Thursday thru Saturday, and the Cliff & Dave Duo next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Roem Baur is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer. He ultimately answered the call of rock n' roll and has been featured on the main stage at Super Bowl 50, NBC's The Voice and at CES & SXSW conferences. The Buddy Emmer Band is a longtime favorite on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit. Their versatile style includes everything from blues to jazz, rock to reggae and top 40. Whatever your taste in tunes they will be sure to please! Cliff and Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread They provide 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!