The Insider - Volume 12



Mark your calendars!

July 12, 2018   6:30PM - 8PM

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RVA Burger Week is officially in full swing and ICYMI, we partnered with Robey Martin of CBS 6 to bring you our top Burger picks! This is the perfect week to check out that one place you always hear about but have never been because they're most likely offering a $5 burger option! Curious who won RVA Burger Week last year? First Place: Diamond Billiards, Southwest in the Southside Burger, Second Place: Curbside Cafe, the Rustic Burger, and Third Place:Hurley's Tavern, I Dip, You Dip, We Dip Burger.

THE social sport to join this Summer is bocce ball! Have you always wanted to join a social sports team but you're just not athletic? Or maybe you just don't care to be in a competitive environment after a long day of work (totes same). Major League Bocce is so chill, even The Dude could play! Bocce ball is fun, social, and accessible for everyone (plus a few RVAx members already have a team)! Sign ups are happening now for the Summer season which starts July 10. Games are played at Triple Crossing Fulton on Tuesdays. Save 15% by using code "SUM15"! See you out there!

Put these on your radar because they are opening SOON!  Hot Diggity Donuts in Manchester is opening Thursday, June 28. Nu Vegan Richmond is opening Friday, June 29. Also, here's a pro-tip: Make sure you're following them on Insta. The fastest and easiest way for them to connect with you is through social media so you'll often catch soft opening announcements and much more directly from their 'gram! ;)

"Cause baby you're a fiiiiiiireworrrrrrk" comes to my head every time someone says the word "firework." Anyone else!? Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about where to catch the rockets' red glare this 4th of July!?  Don't worry though, we've got you covered! Here are our top picks: Flying Squirrels Game July 4 6:30pm. This game usually sells out so don't wait to grab your tickets. The show at Dogwood Dell is always beautiful and this year listen to the sounds of The Richmond Jazz Band, Richmond Concert Band, and Carillon bells with fireworks starting at dusk, this event is free, open to the public and family-friendly. Get there early with a blanket and chairs to enjoy the view! If you'd prefer fireworks over the James, the Rocketts Red Glare is another free, family-friendly event and open to the public with activities, vendors, music, food trucks, craft beer offerings and a pro beach volleyball tournament hosted by EVP Tour. Fireworks begin at 9pm.

Don't miss experiences


Richmond Bacon Festival
Saturday, June 23    11AM - 4PM

So odds are you probably like bacon (unless you’re vegetarian) and we know you LOVE Richmond, so come down to the 17th Street Farmers Market to try some bacon from top chefs around RVA!  The event is sponsored by Devil’s Backbone and there will be live music!  You’re also welcome to bring your own chairs and pups!


Richmond VegFest
Saturday, June 23    12PM - 6PM

So this festival basically answers, “What do vegans eat!?”  It’s main purpose is to provide educational facts about the vegan lifestyle.   Check out cooking demonstrations, activities, live music, and much more!  Plus eat some awesome plant-based food! More info here


Date Night: Learn to Paddle and Pick your Battles
Saturday, June 23     4PM - 7PM

Want a cool date idea?  Imagine yourself relaxing on the James River learning to paddleboard while also refining your relationship skills!  Long lasting relationships are a vital part of Richmond so grab your significant other and head down to the river this weekend!


Dayum Jam Waffle Brunch at Final Gravity Brewing
Sunday, June 24    12PM  - 3PM

Start your Sunday Funday off right by heading to the Northside for a waffle brunch!  The beer at Final Gravity is already amazing enough, but throw in some delicious waffles and it’s a done deal!  Also, swing by Original Gravity (next door) to learn how to brew your own beer.  :)

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!



Members receive 10% off all day every day!

Just say you're a member or, if you have your key tag, flash it!




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 RVAx launch party on Thursday, July 12   6:30PM - 8PM!

Follow our exclusive RVAx member Instagram account here!

Next week: We're headed to the Outer Banks! Sean and I are taking a little family vacation and since we are only a two person team, this means there is no one "back at the office" to hold down the fort. We hope you'll forgive us and we'll miss you terribly. If you happen to also be vacationing in or around Duck, make sure to wave! See you the following week for a special 4th of July edition of The Insider.

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