The Insider - Volume 6

MOTHER'S DAY, BARK FEST, EARLY ACCESS

Here's the latest
 

PSA: Mother's Day is THIS Sunday so you better hurry up and make some plans!  Robey Martin at CBS 6 rounded up this list of events happening on Sunday and you can also hop over to Style Weekly's guide here for more ideas. There are tons of options ranging from tea parties to beery bloody marys and bingo to a picnic in the garden. Our top gift pick? Swing by Mod & Soul for theGifted RVA pop-up on Friday 12-9pm and pick up a beautifully packaged box containing an assortment of locally made gifts for her! 

Add Fido to your social calendar because as of July 1 he can officially accompany you INSIDE any brewery, winery, or distillery in Virginia thanks to a recent law passed by Gov. Ralph Northam.  Historically, doggos were only ever allowed to hang out on the patio and with the hot Summer days in RVA, it wasn't always the best idea.  With this new law in place you can seek shelter in the cool, air-conditioned space and still hang with your pup.  Just be sure to check with each spot first because some may choose to keep their current no-dogs-allowed-inside policy.  

Pies & Pints on Broad St is officially open as of this past Monday!  We are still recovering from our Hop Craft Pizza & Beer splurge last week (their Grandma pizza is legit) so we probably won't get over there for another week or so but we'd love to hear what you think if you go check it out!  To give you some background, this is the 14th location for Pies & Pints and their 1st in Virginia.  According to their website, they have 7 locations in Ohio, 3 in West Virginia, 2 in Alabama, and 1 in Kentucky.  Some of their specialty pizzas look really interesting like their Sriracha Shrimp with sriracha marinated shrimp, fresh garlic, red onions, fresh pineapple, scallions, basil, mint, cilantro, and sriracha aioli and their Cuban Pork with slow roasted pulled pork, caramelized onions, fresh pineapple, jalapenos, feta, cilantro, and creme fraiche. We've reported on so much pizza news these past few weeks, this cannot be good for our waistlines. 

They go together like pasta and... liquor?  Perhaps this could actually be a nice combination. The well-known Fan favorite, Bombolini Pasta, just opened a small distillery within their pasta shop called Trial & Error. It's a little confusing but the owners seem really excited about it so we're in. To start, they'll be offering golden rum and silver rum in the $20-$26 range. This is just one more reason to stop by and grab something for their shop. If you've never visited before, they offer fresh, homemade pasta for takeaway or to dine-in and a variety of sandwich options. We've also recently heard their smoked salmon. which is smoked for over 13 hours, is a don't miss!  Check out their menu here.

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You can REGISTER HERE for our next early access event happening Saturday, May 12 10am-12pm 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! Members are welcome to bring a guest to this event!

Don't miss experiences

 

 

Saturday Salutations at the VMFA

Join Project Yoga Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this Saturday at 9AM for their first Saturday Salutations of the season!  Each class will support a community partnership program in the Richmond area with several dates between now and October. Go sign up now and pay-what-you-can! 

 

Bark & Brew Fest

Come check out the Bark & Brew Festival at City Stadium on Saturday!  Over 20 craft beers and cider will be on tap as well as live music from Rear View Mirror, incredible burgers from Carytown Burger’s & Fries, Mediterranean kebobs from Sticks, and amazing smoothies from Pulp Fiction.  Tickets are only $22 so why not?!?  Also, you can check out the Richmond Kickers face off with Tampa Bay at 7 pm!

 

Keep Virginia Cozy - Give Back Night

If you love Richmond and want to make sure it stays clean, come support Keep Virginia Cozy at Vasen Brewing on Thursday.  In a single day, this group managed to remove 250 lbs of trash from the James River Park System!  Vasen Brewingalso has soooooo many beers on tap that you are bound to love one or all of them!  They are incredibly supportive of the outdoors and their brewery is an awesome place to spend a Thursday night. 

 

Sunsets at The Hof

If you haven’t checked out the Hof Garden in Scott’s Addition, you’re missing out!  On Thursday, come try some brick oven pizza and beer/wine specials on the rooftop!  There is also plenty of music and dancing so be ready to tear up the dance floor.

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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 and this month is your first chance! ($300 value)

All members are automatically enrolled in every giveaway and the winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

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There is always something to experience,

Samantha & Sean