The Insider - Volume 16

Wednesday, July 25

Here's the latest

Chez Foushee just opened Little Chez Foushee Deli & Cafe! You can easily grab breakfast, boxed lunches, and even pimento cheese BY THE POUND when you're on the go during the week. The entrance is around the corner from the full restaurant's entrance and they are open Tuesday through Friday 8:00am to 2:30pm. Located at 203 N Foushee St. They haven't quite fired up their Insta yet but it's always good to follow along in case anything big happens. 

Xonga gave birth to three white lion cubs back in April at the Metro Richmond Zoo and they are finally roaming outside their private den!  This photo posted on their Insta is SO cute.  If it's been awhile since you've experienced the zoo, it might be time to check it out again. In addition to the new cubs, they recently opened a Pygmy hippo exhibit and if that isn't enough reason, you should go just to see Kumbali and Kago - an inseparable cheetah and yellow lab pair! The zoo is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Tickets are $17.75 for adults (ages 12-59) , $11.75 for children (ages 2-11), $16.75 for 60+ and free for toddlers under 2. 

Let's talk about shopping news because some pretty awesome places selling pretty awesome items have popped up in the past few weeks! Accoutre, located in Scott's Addition, sells specialty cookware and home goods. If you're looking a good cast iron, this is the place. Next up, and also in Scott's Addition, isShamblin Shop, offering hand-made ceramics. We have our eye on the hanging planters SWOON. Going in across from the future Whole Foods on Broad St isAwl Snap, selling handmade leather goods online since 2009 and now they have a storefront. Add a fanny pack and weekender bag to your shopping list at this stop!

You know about all the breweries but how about the craft distilleries in the area?  Richmond is booming with spirits and several offer flights in their tasting room. Reservoir Distillery focuses on whiskey and offers cocktails along with tours and flights Wednesday through Saturday. James River Distillery offers vodka and gin, as well as a new rum following a collaboration with some well-known bartenders in RVA! Tastings are available Monday through Saturday. If you're into bloody marys, then Cirrus Vodka's tasting room is where you want to be on Sundays starting at 11am! They offer a build-your-own bloody mary bar using vodka from their distillery and local Texas Beach Bloody Mary mix! Doesn't that sound like a great time? Perhaps RVAx members will check that out soon...... ;)

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July giveaway


Vitality Float Spa

Vitality is a massage therapy and wellness studio located in Carytown that focuses on using alternative spa services to take massage to the next level. This month, one lucky RVAx member will win a 60 minute float & 60 minute massage package valued at $135!

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

Experience something new


Väsen's 1 Year Anniversary Festival
Saturday, July 28    12 PM - 10 PM

This event has way more than we can list here!  Live music, food trucks, tons of local beer, featured RVA speakers, and room for ACTIVITIES!  Come celebrate Väsen's 1 Year Anniversary in style.  Check out the full list here



Kickback Fridays at Kanawha
Friday, July 27    5 PM

How about starting your Friday off at Kanawha Plaza for live music, food trucks, and brews presented by Stone Brewing!  Kanawha Plaza is right in the heart of downtown and is an amazing venue!  If you work downtown, just take a walk right over and start the weekend! 


HeART & SOUL Brewfest 2018
Saturday, July 28    1 PM - 9 PM

Are you sensing a weekend trend?  If you’re more into Hardywood than Vasen, there is brewfest on the same day at Hardywood!  More music, art, food, and excellent craft beers! 


The Poe Museum’s Unhappy Hour
Thursday, July 26    6 PM

If you didn’t happen to catch this event on The Bachelorette, come have some light refreshments and take a museum tour of Richmond’s oldest standing building!  There will also be live music and a few unhappy characters



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!

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Introducing Our Refer-A-Richmonder Program

How it works:

Effective today, for every friend you refer, you will receive $25.  If you’re an overachiever, and you refer 10 friends, you will receive $250 and a LIFETIME membership! 

When your friend joins, send us an email!  We will send over the $25 via Paypal or Venmo.

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