The Insider - Volume 1

Pizza for days, yoga in the park, Flying Squirrels!

Here's the latest

There can never be too much pizza & beer which is why we are excited for not one, not two, not three, but FOUR 'za joints opening in RVA! And the first one (brought to you by a VCU grad) is opening this Friday with draft beer specials all day! While you patiently wait, you can read a Richmond Times Dispatch article on this spot down the street coming from EAT Restaurant Partnersanother on Broad St, and this beloved Richmond gem opening a second location in Church Hill. YUM!

If you didn't unroll your mat at the first KOP Yoga yesterday, don't sweat it!  One Drop Yoga and King of Pops are back at the Carillon each and every Tuesday now throughOctober 8 for free yoga starting at 6:30pm! And while the pops will not be free this year, they are only $3 and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to a different local non-profit each week. We can't decide if we're more excited about weather-appropriate outdoor yoga or the prospect of snagging our first pop of the season!

There's a new kid on the block in what is becoming a restaurant row according tothis BizSense article. Salt & Forge offers elevated breakfast and lunch options and promises to get all their orders out in 15 minutes! Why we love it? David Hahn, owner, gets Richmond and partnered with local businesses like Idle Hands Bread Company and Four Forks RVA and offers delivery through Quickness RVA #supportinglocal! If you missed our sneak peek on Insta story last week just know the coriander slaw is a must-order! They opened yesterday so swing by and check it out. We already can't wait to go back.

Food Network made a list of the best doughnut in every state and the strawberry-glazed doughnut from Sugar Shack came out on top for Virginia! WANT! We seriously love when Richmond lands in national publications and this is a particularly exciting one because #donuts. Did ya'll know they are made with fresh strawberries?  How does one acquire such a job? BRB...

Did you know there are secret kitchens around Richmond? We are VERY curious after reading RVA Mag's, "Secret Kitchen: A slice of Richmond's Underground Food Scene" which you'll find here. I know we've already talked about pizza but c'mon, aren't you even just a little curious? The article also talks about soup and cookies, both of which sound incredibly well done, so this is a must read. Do you know something? Drop us a tip

Another early access event is in the works and we need to know: would you prefer a weekday morning or Saturday morning to experience a new spot in Richmond? Hint: you can pop in and out quickly or sit leisurely. Let us know here. We'll share more details soon!

Don't miss experiences

Flying Squirrels Home Opener

Friday, April 13 at 7:05pm the Flying Squirrels return for their first home game of the season! Don't wait ontickets, the home opener has been a sell out for the past 8 years! 


Spring Festival Guide

The folks over at Richmond Times Dispatch put together a listof festivals coming up so get your calendar out and start making plans! Or at least bookmark it for future reference.


Swine and Brine @ Ardent

Celebrate craft beer and local food, with a focus on oysters, pork dishes, and homemade sides, along with beer, cider, and prosecco this Saturday, April 7 at Ardent Craft Ales 12-6pm. 


I Heart Carytown Festival

Find out why Carytown is the best place to Eat, Shop, and Play at the first annual I Heart Carytown Craft Beer Festival at City Stadium starting at 3:00pm. The Richmond Kickers take on Rochester at 5:00pm. Learn more here!

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!

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!!

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

There is always something to experience,

Samantha & Sean