The Insider - Volume 11


First things first:


Are you ready to meet other members and celebrate all things Richmond!? We are busy planning our launch party and can't wait to show you some love for joining this awesome community! Take this poll to let us know which dates work best for you, we don't want you to miss it! 

Here's the latest

Next week is a big one for food news in Richmond with Nate's Bagelsextending their hours to 7 days per week (I know I'm not the only one crying tears of joys over this. Does this mean shorter lines? Probably not, but always worth the wait IMO) AND... wait for it.... the highly anticipated Scoop ice cream shop (coming to you from Megan Botwinick, owner of Whisk) is finally opening in the Fan specializing in small-batch ice cream, customizable ice cream sandwiches and other sweet treats! Everything is made in-house and get this: they have a Pint club. Yeah, you read that right. You can be in an ice cream clubwhere members get dibs on the sweetest flavors by the pint, delivered monthly, including three different flavors (a signature, seasonal, and exclusive batch for members only). Richmond, we love you.  

Just opened this week is Temple, a Loation restaurant, brought to you by the owners of Sabai and located just next door, and Swan Dive, in the old Betty on Davis spot, brought to you by Kevin Roberts, formerly of The Black Sheep. Can I seriously use any more commas in that last sentence? Phew!

Who has time for meal prep when we have so much to experience? If you're feeling like you're always on the go and having a hard time making home cooked meals, we have a solution for you: meal delivery service. And no, we're not talking about a box that's shipped from God knows where that only contains the ingredients and then you still have to chop, chop, chop, mix, season, top, bake, cook, etc. etc. etc. We're talking about local Richmond chefs, often using locally-sourced food to create delicious meals delivered directly to your door. Here's our top list: Truly ScrumptiousThe Green KitchenDaily JarsSupport Suppers (gift a meal), Chef Maura CooksEat SmartSupper Made Simple, and Everyday Gourmet. We recently discovered and met the husband and wife duo behind Truly Scrumptious at the St Stephen's Farmers' Market and can't recommend it enough! They locally-source nearly all of their food from farmers in our region and you can pick and choose what you want each week. Win-win!

Don't miss experiences


West Creek Food Court @ Hardywood
Wednesday, June 13   4PM - 9PM

Even if you don’t regularly make your way to the West End, Hardywood’s new location is definitely worth checking out.  IT’s HUGE!  They will have lots of food trucks and drafts tomorrow night.  Get there early because we’ve heard this spot can get packed really quickly!


Curry in a Hurry at Cask Cafe
Thursday, June 14    2PM - 10PM

This spot is one of Sean’s favorites!  If you haven’t been to the Cask Cafe yet, this is perfect time to check it out.  There will a British inspired curry food truck and they have a big screen tv to check out the World Cup kickoff!!!!  If you make it, please let us know how you like it! 


School's Out for Cider Party
Friday, June 15     4PM - 8PM

School is out!  Summer is here!  Why not celebrate Richmond’s teachers and administrators by swinging by Buskey Cider!? If you bring a pay stub or student ID, you’ll receive lots of discounts.  There will be plenty of cider as well as Bottoms Up Pizza!  Read more here.


Doggy Dip
Saturday, June 16    11AM - 2PM

Have a pup that needs a bath?!?  Why not head over to Ellwood Thompson’s on Saturday to give your dog a dip!  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided as well as shampoo and water for the pups.  Our friends at Richmond Animal Care & Control will be there with adoptable pups as well!

This month's giveaway

Taste the best of Richmond's unique neighborhoods with the city's top-rated, most delicious walking food tour through River City Food Tours! Discover Richmond's Arts District, explore Carytown from an insider's perspective, or dive into Church Hill, the city's oldest neighborhood! This month, one lucky member will win 2 food walk tour tickets valued at $110!

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!


*Exclusive news: Health Warrior is announcing a new flavor this month and to celebrate, they'll be giving one lucky member a free one-month supply of Health Warrior bars! Stay energized on the go with food that actually feeds you. PS: Did you know they're based right here in RVA!? 

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


Basket & Bike

Head to Upper Shirley Vineyards and get a $20 discount on a Bike Rental or Excursion for up to two people.10% Off purchase at Basket & Bike Shop online or at Carytown Collective.

Use Code: RVAX2018




Let our local business partners know you're a member by showing them your RVAx key tag whenever you redeem a member perk in person! Grab yours at the next member event! Stay tuned for details.

Follow our exclusive RVAx member Instagram account here!

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