The Insider - Volume 13

Wednesday, July 4



July 12
6:30PM - 8:00PM

The Highpoint, 3300 West Broad Street

Come hang with us at our RVAx member launch party! Let's build this community together. Look for an invitation & RSVP tomorrow. 

Here's the latest

The old Luncheonette is being filled by La Bodega! We’re pretty excited about the neighborhood hangout concept and a menu including papusas, arepas, and a variety of Latin foods along with some American options as well. This will be the third restaurant for Carlos Londoño who also owns two Mexican restaurants in Shockoe, Margarita’s Cantina and Mijas. Look for La Bodega to open in late Summer / early Fall. You can read more here by BizSense.

Your Summer bar guide is here and ready to help you keep cool! Featuring frozen concoctions (seriously it is so hot), great dive bars, and a list of our area bartenders’ favorites courtesy of the folks at Style Weekly. We’re pretty excited about the low-key announcement of Belle Isle Shine’s newest, soon-to-be-released flavor: blood orange. Sounds so refreshing and perfect for Summer! We’ll also be stopping into Flora soon for a frozen beverage, cheers!

Richmond is creating a master plan and you can help contribute to the direction and vision for the city! To be executed through 2037, the 300th year of RVA’s existence, Richmond 300 will conduct neighborhood meetings to connect and engage with the community (us) as they work to create the plan. Be notified of meetings and events by signing up for their contact list here and by following them on social media! The master plan will act as a guide in the decision making process for things like traffic patterns, community spaces, and public projects. Your input is critical!

If you've waited til the last minute to make 4th of July plans, no sweat (we don't mean this literally, of course, because it's a million outside), we rounded up a few handy-dandy guides for you! Our top picks: an evening picnic at Dogwood Dell or the rocking scene at Rocketts Red Glare (sidenote: Sean and I watched fireworks here 4 years ago when we first started dating, it's a beautiful show). We're going to be a game time decision between these two events this year. Maybe we'll see you there!

Fireworks guide around RVA  Visit Richmond
Watch from rooftop bars or breweries RTD News
General tips, traffic, restaurant closings, etc RVA Hub

Pro-tip: If you're headed to Rockett's Red Glare, use code ROCKETTS25 for 25% off up to $6 to travel to Rockett's Landing. Valid between July 2 and 5.

Don't miss experiences


Mindful Mornings
Friday, July 6    8AM - 9:15AM

Mindful Mornings is a free monthly interactive speaker series that connects the people with the heart and soul to change the world, with the content and community they need to make it happen. All human beings are welcome to join thissocial good community on the first Friday of every month!!


K95 CountryFest
Friday & Saturday

Kick back and enjoy some country music! Featuring Lee Brice on Friday and Billy Currington on Saturday! Innsbrook After Hours is such a fun and intimate place to catch a show. Don’t wait to snag your tickets!


West Side Story
Multiple dates

Don’t miss Virginia Repertory Theatre’s annual production of West Side Story! Take to the streets with this musical tale of star-crossed lovers that remains one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Check out the schedule and tickets here, playing through July!


Made by RVA Creative Market
Saturday, July 7    10AM - 2PM

Get out of the heat and shop local at the Made by RVA Creative Marketinside Dogtown Dance Theater. With tons of vendors there is plenty of shopping to be had all while supporting local!

This month's 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!

Share your experiences by using #rvaxmember on social!

*June giveaway winners announced*


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 walking tour tickets valued at $110!


*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!


Havana 59

Free dessert of your choice with purchase of an entree. Show them your key tag or just tell them you're a member! (Limited to two per table). 



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!

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