The Insider - Volume 2

10k weekend, yoga w/ bikes, human foosball

Here's the latest

Root Stock Provisions quietly opened on East Main Street late last month and their general store vibe is giving us all the feels!  Root Stock Provisions offers breakfast, lunch, and desserts as well as Dinner on the Run – a carryout option offering seasonal, prepared meals to-go.  You know we’ll be checking this out ASAP!  Want to know more?  The owners are opening another spot next door, Oak & Apple. They are also the folks behind Postbellum in The Fan and Station 2 Downtown.  A few more deets here from BizSense!

Veil Brewing is heading South of the James to open a second location featuring a small-batch brewery and tasting room! Richmond Times Dispatch reports their new location, which is not yet in development, will feature *GASP* green space!  While we do love their Scott’s Addition location for its proximity to other breweries, you can literally fry an egg on their asphalt parking lot patio in the middle of Richmond’s hot Summers. We’ll be patiently waiting for this new location to open.

Oregon Hill gained a new neighborhood joint serving Philly cheesesteaks, grilled paninis, pastas, build-your-own pizzas, and house made potato chips.  If you live basically anywhere between Oregon Hill and The Fan you’re in luck because Peddler on Pine Street will deliver to you.  We see a few cheat meals in your future… I mean seriously, they have a chicken parm sandwich!  Can you say #hangovercure!?  Maybe take the stairs for the rest of the week.

A new kind of shopping popup in Carytown allows multiple small businesses to sell and connect with customers all in a shared space. Aptly named, The Carytown Collective, you could see different vendors selling within three months’ time.  The concept seems fun and similar to the monthly market popups we’ve been seeing all around RVA!  Currently in the space: Basket & Bike, Elements of Carytown, Twig, Urban Interiors, and Handmade by Marty. Have you stopped by The Carytown Collective? What did you think?

Brace yourselves, people of Scott’s Addition STELLA’S GROCERY IS OPENING THIS THURSDAY!  We repeat: this Thursday the highly-anticipated Stella’s Grocery Scott's Addition located inside the HandCraft building will officially open!  If you haven’t visited their first location on Lafayette Street, you can expect this upscale market to serve tons of Greek specialties made fresh and packaged to-go as well as a variety of other types of foods including salads, pastas, hummus, dips, pastries, and more.  Rumor has it the SA location will also have a rotisserie chicken station plus you’ll be able to stock up on beer, wine, and necessities like eggs, bread, and olives. (Okay, maybe olives aren’t a necessity but you get what we’re saying.) You can continue reading more here from Richmond Mag.

Come check out River City Roll with us on Thursday night!  If you haven't already signed up here, make sure to do it soon!  We have 11 spots left as we were able to increase the number of attendees from 35 to 45!  Don't miss the chance to see what all the hype is about before everyone else!  

Don't miss experiences

Ukrop's Monument Ave 10k

On Saturday, April 14 approximately 30,000 runners will set a record run time, take a stroll to enjoy the live music, or win the costume contest!  Sign up here.

Yoga & Ride w/ Basket & Bike

Start your morning with yoga at Upper Shirley and take a one-hour bike ride down the Virginia Capital Trail!  If you're into relaxing with a little exercise, this is your plan for Saturday, April 22.

The 2nd Annual Richmond Wine Festival is Saturday, June 2!  RVAx Members use code "rvax50" for 50% off (for member tickets only)!  The festival sold out last year so don't wait to make plans and get your tickets! We'll see you there!!

Happy Empanada!

Happy Empanada, a local food truck favorite, plants it’s roots in Westover Hills for it’s first brick and mortar restaurant.  You won't be disappointed with any of their five flavor options!  Learn more here

RVA Human Foosball Tournament @ Hardywood

A human foosball tournament!?!?  Yes, it’s the first in RVA and you should play!  This Saturday at Hardywood, which is a huge plus.

This month's giveaway

The Byrd House Rooftop officially opens for the Summer on Friday, April 13 at 4pm. To celebrate, The Graduate is giving one RVAx Member a free overnight stay PLUS a $50 credit to use at The Byrd House Rooftop or The Brookfield Cafe. Welcome to your RVA Staycation! 

All members are automatically enrolled in every giveaway and the winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

Share your member experiences using #rvaxmember on social!

RVAx Members can take advantage of discounts + exclusive offers from our local business partners! Visit the member dashboard to see the list of current offers with many more coming soon! Perks will be updated regularly so there will always be something new to experience!

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We're building this community together so let us know if you have any questions, thoughts, feedback, tips, or adventures to share!

There is always something to experience,

Samantha & Sean

PS: Your friends should be on the inside with you. Tell them to use code "rvaxmember" for 20% off membership til April 30.