The Insider - Volume 4

Pet luau, hidden gem, flotation pod

Here's the latest

How did we miss this little gem in Scott's Addition? Smohk RVA has been quietly serving "farm to fire to you" unprocessed foods with an array of homemade sauces since the Summer and we had no idea! You can easily miss this little joint at 3112 W. Leigh St. Take a peek at their menu and plan to visit next time you're in the area! They mainly offer takeaway, delivery, and catering but they have a small patio with outdoor seating to eat on the spot. Please report back and let us know what you think! Thanks to RVAx member, Lee Stewart, for the tip!

The pizza scene is exploding in Richmond. In our first edition of The Insider we told you about four new pizza joints opening in RVA and here we are again, just three short weeks later, announcing two more places popping up! If you've ever been to Triple Crossing Fulton Hill then you should be familiar with Billy Bread's 'za.  It's super fresh, insanely delicious, and you will soon be able to snag some at a brick and mortar location, Billy Pie, located at 6919 Patterson Ave! They are slated to open next month. As if that's not exciting enough,  the co-founder of Belmont Pizzeria, along with his wife, just announced a new pizza concept going into the old Halligan Bar and Grill on 17th St. You can read more here andhere from the folks at Bizsense.  I think we've already given up on our Summer bods so...

Starting Friday you can get crazy waffle combinations 24 hours per day on the weekends at Capitol Waffle Shop. If you haven't been yet, some of their menu items include the RVA Wafco: a house waffle topped with a chicken tender, bacon, ranch, jalapenos, Doritos, and a tomato and the Captain Berry: a house waffle topped with bacon, blueberries, captain crunch, and chocolate sauce. Seriously, what Summer bod? This is a fun spot to go with friends, take out of town guests, or stop by late night (ahem, early morning) if you need a little pick-me-up before you Uber home. And don't worry, they have plenty of gluten-free and vegan options as well as build-your-own waffles and traditional waffle toppings.

Richmond was recently featured in The Washington Post though we're not entirely sure we agree with the headline. In a monthly series called, You're Going Where?!, they look at vacation destinations one has probably never considered (see what we mean?). Richmond was chosen for the month of April. We would obviously argue that plenty of people would consider Richmond a legitimate, must-see city destination in America because duh. But with that minor detail aside, they pretty much nailed it and showcased tons of great places to go, eat, shop, explore, and stay. 

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Mark your calendar now! Our next early access event is happening Saturday, May 12 at Nate's Bagels!! Members will receive 20% off their entire order!  Come check out the new space, grab some coffee and a bagel sandwich, and meet other RVAx members! We're still fine tuning the details so be on the lookout for a separate message with more info and to register! Members are welcome to bring a guest to this event!

Don't miss experiences

Thursday Outdoor Yoga Libby Hill Park

Join Shockoe Slip Yoga this Thursday at 7pm in Libby Hill Park for an outdoor yoga class! It looks like the rain will finally clear and the high is 74 degrees (whoop whoop). BYO mat, water bottle, and a light sweater for when the sun goes down. You can register for just $5!

RVA (all day) Block Party feat. No BS! Brass Band

This Saturday. April 28 is the inaugural RVA (all day) Block Party hosted at The Broadberry. General admission tickets are currently $30 but they're going fast. Doors open at 1:00pm and live music starts at 2:00pm going well into the night!

Mozart Festival in Scott's Addition

Experience Mozart with 10 different programs happening throughout the day in Scott's Addition! This 5th annual event is free so check out the line-up and take in the beautiful music! Oh, and did we mention it's Jurassic Park themed? 

Bow Wow Meow Luau

Head over to Strangeways Brewing on Sunday, April 29 for a FREE dog event with 36 beers on tap, adoptable dogs, food trucks, pet vendors, live entertainment, prizes, and more! This event benefits our city shelter through the Richmond Animal Care & Control Foundation! $5 suggested donation will get you a free koozie while supplies last.

View all your exclusive offers, perks, & discounts here!

Transition Float Spa

Enjoy 10% off any service or package all day every day! It's just $44.10 for an Introductory 60 Minute Float Session for RVAx members. Experience it today!

Use code: RVAx

Giveaway winner announced

The Byrd House Rooftop officially opens for the Summer on Friday, April 13. To celebrate, The Graduate is giving one RVAx member a free overnight stay PLUS a $50 credit to use at The Byrd House Rooftop Bar 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!


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We're building this community together so let us know if you have any questions, feedback, tips, content ideas, or restaurant recs!

And remember, there is always something awesome to experience!

See you out there,

Samantha & Sean