The Insider - Volume 17

BOHO Studio Takeover
When: Sunday, August 12   11:15am

***** More details + RSVP here *****

Here's the latest

The 2018 Best & Worst of Richmond was released this past week! This is the longest running reader's survey in Richmond. The list hasn't been published online yet so you'll have to grab one on the newsstand. The edition covers best & worst of everything in the city including food and dining,  news and media, arts and culture, family and fitness, and more! It's pretty entertaining and really neat to see all the best highlighted! And in case you didn't hear, @therichmondexperience won first place for "Best Local Instagram Account"! WE ARE STOKED!!!!! Keep an eye on Richmond Mag's website for the free electronic version to be released mid August. 

West End-ers are celebrating this week as news broke that a second Pupatella location will be opening in the Colonnades West shopping center in Innsbrook! Pupatella opened earlier this year in the Fan and they quickly gained a cult-like following (for v good reason, obviously). They were even voted Best Local Pizzain Style Weekly's Best of 2018! Their daily "take $10 off any bottle of wine when you order two pizzas special" is one of our favorite RVA deals. Plus members receive 10% off all day everyday. In pizza we trust!

The Richmond food scene is good at everything, seriously! Every time we turn around there is another restaurant making Top lists or gaining national recognition. This time, it's ZZQ and Brenner Pass. Food & Wine declared ZZQthe best BBQ in the state while Brenner Pass was selected as one of the Top 50 Nominees for America's Best New Restaurants in 2018 by Bon Appetit. Mark your calendars because the Top 10 drops on August 14th. Do you think Brenner Pass will make the cut!?

 NEW: A taco joint in Jackson Ward + a brewery in Northside. We really can't decide which one we are more excited about!! Soul Taco is a modern, fast casual taco joint fusing tacos with Southern favorites. You'll find them in Jackson Ward and that's about all we know but their 'gram recently went live so follow along here and lets make plans to eat tacos at their grand opening!! If beer is more your thing, then check out Tabol Brewing coming out of Battery Park in Northside focusing on sour beers with a rustic approach.  It's still very much under construction and as of now there is no firm opening dates for either place BUT STILL, we can at least be excited and stalk their Instas for the next few months! 

PS: @aloirva is now taking Resys for Tuesday, August 7! Enjoy!

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


Triangle Rock Club
4700 Thalbro St

RVAx Members use promo code "RVAx" to receive 50% off their Intro to Climbing class with a free two week pass to follow! 

July giveaway winner announced




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 packagevalued at $135!

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

August giveaway

Ellwood Thompson's is a natural grocery store with a focus on supporting local growers, taking care of our environment, and giving back to the community! This month we're giving away a $150 gift card!  

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

Experience something new


Final Gravity Running Club
Thursday, Aug 2   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Get your blood flowing with a 3 mile run through Lakeside and then enjoy 20% off your first beer at Final Gravity Brewing Company! 


Mindful Mornings
Friday, Aug 3    8 AM - 9:15 AM 

Mindful Mornings is a monthly one-hour forum where mission-driven do-gooders convene, collaborate, and learn. Register for Mindful Mornings being held at the new Institute for Contemporary Art this Friday.


BrewHaHa Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, Aug 4    6 PM - 9 PM

Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture's second annual "BrewHaHa" craft beer festival! Featuring beer selections from tons of Virginia breweries, live music, food, and entertainment!  Check out their new VIP event, "Battle of the Brews", that showcases Richmond-area breweries' renditions of a historic beer recipe.  Don't miss this chance to sip history! Tickets start at $10.


Weekend Cocktail Workshop
Sunday, August 5    6 PM - 7 PM

The first Sunday of every month you can head to Graduate Richmond for a complimentary cocktail class! Learn tips and tricks of the trade while enjoying a great beverage! 



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!


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