The Insider - Volume 7


Here's the latest

After 10 long months, Don't Look Back is finally back! But, not in their original space on Cary. As you may have seen in earlier reports, DLB snagged the longtime vacant Triple building on Broad St in Scott's Addition and announced in March they would reopen in that location.  Well the time finally came and they low-key opened last Friday! Based on their Insta, it sounds like they are still working out some kinks and, at times, running low on supplies but really that should come as no surprise, right? They've been flooded with diners! People have missed this beloved, hipster taco shop which serves tacos til 1am and beverages til 1:30am, 7 days a week. WELCOME BACK!

It's a good time to be a tourist in our own city because we have some impressive exhibits at a number of museums around Richmond! With the weather being so hot and thunderstorm-y(?), it's a good opportunity to take your adventure indoors and see some really cool things! To start, the Science Museum of Virginia is showing Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out which they are calling an anatomical safari experience (ooooooh, ahhhhhhh). Ostriches, giraffes, and sharks are just a few of the over 100 animals you'll see! For all the history buffs out there, the VA Historical Society has the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War, WWI AmericaLearn about the prohibition of alcohol, the sinking of the Lusitania, and much more! And lastly, mark your calendars because coming to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on June 9 isNapoleon: Power and Splendor. Get up close and personal with this self-titled Emperor and his overconfident journey to power. 

Everyone East of VCU is celebrating this week as news broke that the Farm Fresh, the only grocery store in the food desert that is Shockoe Bottom / Church Hill etc., will remain open. You can read more on this from CBS 6. 

On our radar are a few spots slated to open soon but no firm dates have been set so we'll continue to keep an eye and let you know! These spots include Lee Gregory's Alewife in Church Hill, Swan Dive in the old Betty on Davis  located in the Fan (from the owners of Black Sheep - RIP), Cobra Cabana in what used to be Black Sheep located in Jackson Ward, and Hot Diggity Donuts in Manchester (they just got their ABC license and apparently all they are waiting on is a hood vent so this could open VERY soon). Got one on your radar that you don't see here? Let us know + tell us which one you're most excited about!

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Don't miss experiences


Dominion Energy Riverrock
Friday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 20

This 10th annual outdoor sport and music festival is happening all weekend long on Brown's Island! From trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping to music, craft beer, art and more - there is never a dull moment! Check out the schedule of events, all which are free for spectators.

Lebanese Food Festival
Friday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 20

Indulge in authentic Lebanese cuisine, live music, entertainment, and more. This event is family friendly, no pets. Did we mention this is the 34th annual? Learn more infohere.


RVA Bike Month
Multiple dates

RVA Bike Month continues with several more meetups, bike tours, casual rides, and food crawls happening. Don't miss Bike to Work Day this upcoming Friday with Mayor Levar Stoney starting at 7am. Check out the full list of experiences here! Happy riding!


Supper at Sunset
Thursday, May 24    5:30pm-8:00pm

Supper at Sunset is an exceptional dining experience featuring an unforgettable, four course meal crafted by the chefs of Metzger Bar and Butchery, Brenner Pass, and Saison complemented with wine pairings and live music. Take in the breathtaking view of Richmond as the sun sets. Proceeds support ChildSavers’ mission. 

2nd Annual Richmond Wine Festival
Saturday, June 2    12:00-5:00pm

We cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Richmond Wine Festival, hosted by us! Use code "rvax50" for 50% off of members' tickets only. The festival sold out last year so don't wait to make plans and get your tickets!!!!  We'll see you there!!

This month's giveaway

EJ Wade Aviation offers helicopter services including aerial tours over Richmond, private flights, and flight training! As one of our premier partners, EJ Wade Aviation is offering FOUR opportunities to win a 30 minute Capital Tour ($300 value) and this month is your FIRST CHANCE! Good luck!!

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!


1 Month Free Co-Working

The Broad is a workspace and social club for women and gender minorities in Richmond. With nearly 200 members, The Broad is a community center and home to panels, workshops, yoga classes, social events and more.

All members are automatically enrolled! For the dudes in our group, if you win you have the option to gift the giveaway or we can pick another winner! Winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

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


Health Warrior

Take 20% off your first online order!

Use code: Richmondexp20



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

Experience one new thing every day,

Samantha & Sean