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RVA Dining Guide: Where Richmond’s Business Owners Love to Eat

Richmond has earned its reputation as a haven for food lovers, attracting both visitors and locals to its diverse culinary scene. With countless exceptional eateries, deciding where to dine can be a delightful challenge. To make your choice a bit easier, we’ve asked local business owners—who are passionate supporters of fellow Richmond-owned businesses—to share their favorite RVA meals. Discover their top picks below and get inspired for your next dining adventure!

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Jeff Plemons, The Flour Garden Bakery Jeff, the owner of The Flour Garden Bakery, loves the perfect combination of a hot dog from City Dogs, perfectly paired with a Falcon Smash IPA from Triple Crossing Brewery.

Christina Kern, Campfire & Co. Christina, co-founder of […]

By |2024-06-20T16:27:33-04:00June 20, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Local Lunches: Eat Local While on the Go

Life’s busy moments often call for fitting in a quick, delicious meal for lunch – but that doesn’t have to mean it can’t be a local lunch. Whether you’re heading to a doctor’s appointment, catching a train, or dropping off at the airport, knowing the best local spots for lunch can make all the difference in turning a simple day into a memorable moment. We’re sharing some of Richmond’s finest locally-owned eateries conveniently located near essential stops throughout RVA to help you grab a delicious bite that’s both convenient and supports our vibrant local business community.

 

When you’re catching a train at Main Street Station…

grab lunch at Oak & Apple or a quick pastry at Whisk.

 

When you have an appointment at St. Mary’s Hospital…

enjoy a sit-down lunch at The Continental Westhampton, grab a sandwich from Cameo Cakery and […]

By |2024-06-06T13:39:30-04:00June 6, 2024|Itineraries|0 Comments

Shop Local for the Perfect Memorial Day Cookout in RVA

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with a classic cookout. Whether you’re hosting or have been tasked with a side dish, Richmond’s local businesses are ready to help you find everything you need for the perfect Memorial Day cookout. From high-quality meats and fresh produce to delicious desserts and beverages, here’s your guide to sourcing the best cookout staples locally.

 

Beverages

Every great cook out needs a refreshing selection of ice cold beverages plunged in a cooler filled with ice and ready to quench guests’ thirst. Sip on beverages from Blue Bee Cider, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and The Veil Brewing Co., local favorites offer a variety of craft beers and ciders that are perfect for a summer cookout.

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By |2024-05-23T14:03:54-04:00May 23, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments

Sip Local: Richmond’s Must-Visit Craft Distilleries

While Richmond is renowned for its exceptional craft beer scene, it’s time to shine the spotlight on the area’s equally impressive craft distilleries. From smooth moonshine to rich whiskey, these distilleries blend old-world techniques with innovative new flavors, perfectly catering to contemporary tastes. Here are five locally owned distilleries, imbuing Richmond with spirited craft beverages.

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Belle Isle Moonshine

Born from a desire to tap into the rich history of America’s original clear spirt, this premium moonshine offers drinkers a more refined option that pairs well with other flavors. Their premium, gluten-free moonshine is crafted with organic corn and quadruple-distilled for purity. What began as a single product – Belle Isle Black Label – today comes in a variety of flavor infusions including Honey […]

By |2024-05-09T10:26:02-04:00May 9, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Local Bookstores Cultivate Community and Connection

Few businesses cultivate a sense of community quite like a local bookstore. From book signings to book clubs, independent bookstores foster connections as much as they encourage a love of reading. Whether you’re new to reading for pleasure or a seasoned book worm, local Richmond bookstores offer something for everyone.

 

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Located in Carytown, bbgb is the perfect place to spark a lifelong love of reading in children. From monthly subscriptions to toddler book club, young readers and families will delight in the opportunities bbgb offers to connect over a new favorite read.

 

The Book Bar

Few things go together like a good book and a delicious glass of wine. The Book Bar, located in Shockoe Slip, offers both while curating a collection that focuses on BIPOC authors and brands, complemented by author talks and […]

By |2024-05-09T08:44:30-04:00April 25, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Mastering the Augusta Golf Experience in Richmond

For a golf enthusiast, there’s simply nothing better than a trip to Augusta in April. From the blooms to the food, timeless traditions and the classic sport of golf create a masterful and iconic experience. But a trip to Georgia is not the easiest, and securing tickets can be even more challenging, which is why we’ve put together an itinerary embodying the spirit of Augusta in April, right here in Richmond.

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Dress the Part

While they may not sell green jackets, Franco’s Fine Clothier has an extensive array of Peter Millar polo shirts and pullovers that look as good on and off the course. Plus, unlike in Augusta, you can get one with your favorite Virginia college.

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By |2024-04-11T12:09:39-04:00April 11, 2024|Article, Itineraries|0 Comments
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Richmond’s Springtime Splendor: A Guide to Parks and Local Eats for the Perfect Picnic

From cherry blossoms to daffodils, pops of green around every corner, and vibrant tulips lining the sidewalks, Richmond truly shows off every spring. While the heat of the summer hasn’t yet arrived and the chill of winter is long gone, it’s the perfect chance to visit one of Richmond’s many parks. From secret pocket parks to sprawling grounds along the river, the city is home to an impressive collection of unique and welcoming outdoor spaces, all of which create the perfect backdrop for a springtime picnic. We’ve paired each park with a nearby locally-owned business for the perfect spring afternoon.

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Belle Isle

The perfect destination for adventure-seekers. A day spent traversing the trails circling this “island” in the James River and dipping into […]

By |2024-03-28T14:20:34-04:00March 28, 2024|Article, Itineraries|0 Comments
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Celebrating Women’s History Month: A Guide to Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in RVA

Richmond is home to an abundance of women-owned businesses in a wide range of industries, from delightful eateries to unique shopping experiences and engaging activities. There’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate and support these incredible businesses. By supporting women-owned businesses, you not only boost the local economy but also empower and promote gender equality in the business world. Here’s your guide to celebrating and supporting just a few of the many women-owned businesses in Richmond.

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Places to Eat

Richmond’s culinary scene is vibrant and diverse, with many women leading the charge. Here are some must-visit spots:

  • Chez Foushee: Offers an elegant dining experience with a menu inspired by French cuisine in a charming setting.
  • Elegant Cuizines: Specializes in beautifully crafted, […]
By |2024-03-14T10:18:57-04:00March 14, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments

A Day of Discovery: Explore Black-Owned Businesses in Richmond

Richmond’s Black-owned business scene stands as one of the strongest in the nation. Virginia Public Media highlights that 20% of businesses in the greater Richmond area are Black-owned, positioning the city as an ideal spot for celebrating and supporting Black culture and heritage throughout the year and especially during Black History Month. The city is a treasure trove of culinary delights, ranging from soul food to Ethiopian cuisine, and creative hubs like bookstores, gift shops, and fashion boutiques. These venues offer a wealth of experiences that showcase the vibrant culture and heritage. This is your guide to spending a day in Richmond, engaging with and celebrating the Black community by supporting its businesses.

 

Begin your day with a warm welcome at Urban Hang Suite, a cozy spot that not only serves up a delicious cup of coffee but also embodies the spirit […]

By |2024-02-29T15:33:04-05:00February 29, 2024|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Celebrating Black History Month: Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Honoring Richmond’s Legacy

Black History Month is not only a time for reflection and celebration of Black history and culture; it’s also an opportunity to recognize and support the role of Black entrepreneurship in shaping our community. Richmond stands as a beacon of this entrepreneurial spirit, with a rich history of Black business ownership that has contributed significantly to the city’s cultural and economic landscape.

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Richmond’s Legacy as a Hub for Black Entrepreneurship

Richmond’s history as a hub for Black entrepreneurship dates back to the era of Reconstruction and beyond, when African Americans, despite facing systemic barriers, began to establish businesses and institutions that would serve their communities and create a foundation for future generations. Jackson Ward, often referred to as the “Harlem of the South,” […]

By |2024-02-15T14:19:38-05:00February 15, 2024|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Celebrate Sisterhood in Style: Your Ultimate Galentine’s Day Itinerary in Richmond

Since 2010, women have been reframing love in February. No longer is it simply the month of romance reserved for those in relationships, but rather, it’s increasingly for the girls. Galentine’s Day, a day made famous by the television show, Parks and Recreation, is a day (usually February 13) dedicated to celebrating the bonds of friendship between women.  In honor of Galentine’s Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to spend a day with our girls in Richmond.

 

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Start your day bright and early by moving your body with purpose. Check out a yoga class at Guiding Tree Yoga, pilates at Niche Pilates, or walk along the river at Brown’s Island.

 

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By |2024-02-01T14:07:39-05:00February 1, 2024|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Romance in Richmond: Exploring Richmond’s Unique Date Spots

Planning the perfect date is an opportunity to create memorable moments with your partner, a chance to step away from the routine of daily life to make memories, and a prime opportunity to explore all that Richmond has to offer. The perfect blank canvas for a memorable excursion, Richmond is brimming with unique activities that pair perfectly with Richmond’s local restaurant scene – a winning combination sure to impress your partner, whether it’s your first date or fiftieth. Make it a night, or day, to remember with some of the ideas we’ve included below.

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The Tin Pan: A High Note

Nestled in the West End near Regency, The Tin Pan is a delightful spot for music lovers. This intimate music venue […]

By |2024-01-24T13:26:24-05:00January 18, 2024|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Winter Warm-Up: Your Guide to Richmond’s Coziest Indoor Activities

Winter in Richmond? Yes, it can get pretty nippy, but don’t let that chill put a damper on your fun. Richmond’s got a cozy side that’s just perfect for those who’d rather stay snug indoors when the mercury drops. Continue reading for our picks for top-notch indoor activities that’ll keep your spirits high and your toes toasty.

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Enjoy Indoor Sports and Activities

Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean your activity level has to. Stay active during the winter by checking out some of Richmond’s indoor sports and activities. Join the pickleball craze at Bangers & Dinks;  go bowling at River City Roll; rise to new heights with indoor rock climbing at Peak Experiences;  join a winter cornhole league at NES Cornhole Lounge; […]

By |2024-01-04T11:23:11-05:00January 4, 2024|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Richmond’s Guide to New Year Intentions: Unlocking Growth and Fun in 2024 with Local Businesses

As we welcome 2024 with open arms, the tradition of setting intentions for the new year is as relevant as ever. As always, local Richmond businesses are here to help as you focus on enriching experiences and personal growth in 2024. Here’s a list of intentions that could inspire your journey in the new year:

 

Run a Race with Richmond Sports Backers: Engage your competitive spirit and challenge yourself physically by participating in a race. From the marathon to the 5k, Richmond Sports Backers offers events for all levels, so choose one that suits you and start training.

 

Take Golf Lessons at Independence Golf Club: Whether you’re a beginner or looking to improve your swing, golf lessons at Independence Golf Club, a local public course, can be a peaceful way to spend time outdoors and learn a lifelong sport.

 

Join a Team at […]

By |2023-12-21T10:53:52-05:00December 21, 2023|Itineraries|0 Comments
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RVA’s Handcrafted Holiday: Five Unique Gifts from Local Artists & Makers

This holiday season, Richmond shines as a destination for artful and handcrafted items – perfect for thoughtful gift-giving. Local artisans weave stories and love through their creations, creating much more than simply functional items. We’ve curated a unique list of five handcrafted gift ideas from local Richmond businesses and artists that will surely be a gift to remember.

 

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A 5×5 tray by Glass Oven Art that is perfect for jewelry, keys, or other trinkets.
Available at Pop of Confetti.

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A 24″ hand-tuned and handcrafted Festival Bronze Wind Chime. 
Available at MediaNoche.

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A handcrafted leather crossbody bag. Available […]

By |2023-12-07T23:45:27-05:00December 7, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Stocking Stuffer Gems from Local RVA Businesses

What’s a small way you can incorporate more local businesses into your holiday shopping this season? Stocking stuffers! Choosing to shop local for stocking stuffers not only adds unique delights but also supports our community businesses. From charming boutiques to specialty stores, the local scene is rich with thoughtful gifts that add an authentic touch to the season of giving. We’ve curated a few ideas to help get you started.

A collage of stocking stuffer ideas from local Richmond businesses

JACK BLACK NightMode Lip Treatment – Franco’s Fine Clothier

Rich, emollient formula provides soothing, replenishing hydration while you sleep  – or while you’re outdoor in the field.

 

Aveda Hand Relief Iconic Aroma Trio of Hand Creams – Mango Salon

This trio is perfect for splitting amongst multiple stockings and will keep their hands hydrated all winter long.

 

Playful […]

By |2023-12-07T13:12:15-05:00December 7, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Richmond Unwrapped: A Gift Guide to Memorable Experience Gifts in RVA

Give the gift of memories this holiday season when you gift someone an experience through one of Richmond’s small businesses. An experience gift is perfect for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list and the memories created last long after the gift wrap has been tossed. To help you find the perfect experience gift, we’ve curated a list of some of the best and most unique options in Richmond that are sure to delight and create lasting memories.

 

Ice Cream Making at Sweet Wynns: Perfect for that person with a sweet tooth, Sweet Wynns offers a delightful ice cream-making experience where participants get to create the perfect ice cream pint to take home.

 

Cooking Class at Mis En Place: For those who love to experiment in the kitchen or want to enhance their culinary skills, a cooking class at Mis En Place is […]

By |2023-12-06T11:57:24-05:00December 6, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Timeless Treasures: Unwrap the Joy of Unique Gift-Giving in Richmond’s Resale Wonderland

Discover the joy of unique and enduring gift-giving this holiday season as you explore the diverse collection of consignment and resale stores throughout Richmond. Pre-loved gifts embody thoughtfulness and quality, offering a timeless touch to your presents and a more sustainable and often economical option. These stores offer delightful holiday shopping experiences without compromising on the joy of giving.

 

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For Furniture and Décor Enthusiasts:

Consign RVA offers one-of-a-kind gifts and decor ranging from antiques and collectibles to designer handbags.

 

For the Fashionista:

Clementine features carefully curated, high-quality women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.

 

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For the Kids:

Clover specializes in high-quality, gently used children’s clothing, perfect for kids who will […]

By |2023-12-05T12:06:13-05:00December 5, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments

Carytown Sparkles this Holiday Season with Pop-Ups and Events

For a magical fusion of festive cheer, unparalleled local shopping, and elevated dining experiences, Richmond’s Carytown neighborhood has held its place as a beloved destination for decades. Affectionately known as the “mile of style,” Carytown’s allure extends across nine walkable city blocks, providing both locals and visitors with an ideal setting for holiday gift hunting, festive dining, and the timeless merriment of marveling at enchanting holiday window displays.

 

While Carytown shines year-round, during the holidays, it truly sparkles, cementing its status as a must-visit destination for revelers due in no small part to the number of seasonal events and pop-ups found along its charming streets. Here are a few can’t-miss holiday events that are sure to help make the season bright.

 

Holiday Decoration Contest

Carytown

Through December

 

Miracle on Cary Pop-Up

at The Jasper

Through December

 

DIY Christmas Wreaths

at Sen Organic

Through December

 

Letters to Santa

at Merrymaker Fine Paper

Through […]

By |2023-12-04T08:02:25-05:00December 4, 2023|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Savoring the Season: Dining Destinations for Before and After Richmond’s Holiday Celebrations

Richmond shines brightest during the holiday season. With its mesmerizing holiday light displays and cherished traditions deeply rooted in generations past, there’s an unmistakable magic that transforms the city, making Richmond an incomparable destination for holiday festivities.  While many of these traditions are in no small part thanks to beloved local businesses, we’ve taken the opportunity to pair many of Richmond’s favorites with nearby businesses should you find yourself in need of a bite to eat while out and about enjoying the holidays.

 

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Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Through January 7

Experience the magic of the holiday season with millions of sparkling lights, enchanting botanical decorations, and charming holiday trains at this […]

By |2023-11-27T17:16:50-05:00November 22, 2023|Itineraries|0 Comments

A Charming Day in Church Hill

Steeped in history and charm, Church Hill is Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, replete with picturesque cobblestone streets, stately Queen Anne homes, and historic churches and sites. Locally-owned shops, galleries, and restaurants offer locals and visitors alike unique experiences reminiscent of spending a day in a small town. Continue reading for tips on how to spend a day in this charming neighborhood perched on Richmond’s East End.

 

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Rise and Shine

Take a leisurely stroll through Church Hill’s charming streets to grab a cup of coffee at Riverbend Roastery, green juice from  North End Juice Co., or a pastry at Sub Rosa Bakery. Grab your food to go and enjoy it at Libby Hill Park, overlooking the Richmond skyline. Check out the […]

By |2023-11-09T16:13:47-05:00November 9, 2023|Article, Itineraries|0 Comments
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Eight Women-Owned Businesses in Richmond

October is National Women-Owned Business Month, and we can’t let it pass without celebrating some of the incredible women entrepreneurs in Richmond, Virginia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were more than 13,200 women-owned businesses in Richmond in 2021, a number which only continues to grow with each year. From tech startups to retail boutiques, women-owned businesses are a vital part of the Richmond economy. Here are just a few of the many women-owned businesses in Richmond that are making a difference in the community.

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Mamie’s Apothecary and Lex’s of Carytown

This pair of businesses are both owned by Lisa McSherry and sit side-by-side in the heart of Carytown.

Inspired by and named for McSherry’s late mother, Mamie’s Apothecary is a modern-day apothecary that carefully […]

By |2023-10-26T14:27:39-04:00October 26, 2023|Article, Itineraries|0 Comments
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Game Day in RVA: Where to Watch

Whether you’re a lifelong sports fan or just entering your football era, gathering with friends and strangers to enjoy game day food and drinks while cheering for your favorite team is a time-honored tradition. Richmond’s hometown sports teams may be in the minors, but when it comes to local bars and restaurants, the River City is truly in the major league. If you’re looking for a bar to cheer on your favorite team this fall, check out a few of our favorites below.

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Home Team Grill

Situated in a historic building in the Fan, Home Team Grill is a local favorite, offering a welcoming atmosphere whether you’re on the spacious patio or in the bar, where numerous TVs make sure you won’t miss a moment of the game. […]

By |2023-10-12T13:08:49-04:00October 12, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These Local Businesses

Hispanic Heritage Month officially kicks off on September 15 and runs through October 15. The month is a time to celebrate the rich culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans. In the Richmond area, the entrepreneurial efforts by those with lineages from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America continue to strengthen the fabric of the region every year with new businesses that help make Richmond a colorful and unique place to live. In honor of this month-long celebration, we are highlighting seven local businesses with Hispanic heritage.

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The Queens Library Tea Room:

This charming tea room perched along Richmond’s Main Street offers an authentic English tea service complete as well as a variety of specialty experiences, including a Holiday Tea, Hobbit-inspired […]

By |2023-09-14T12:51:11-04:00September 14, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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RVA Happier Places for the Pups

With more than 170 parks and mild weather year-round, Richmond is a pawsome place for your four-legged friend. Many restaurants, hotels, and local shops are dog-friendly, but sometimes dogs just need a place to call their own. We’re sharing some of our favorite locally owned businesses in RVA that are dedicated to dogs, from grooming to playtime, and, of course, where to shop for the latest in doggy fashions, treats, and accessories.

 

 

A dog hangs out with people who are drinking in the background The Ruff Canine Club

Ruff Canine Club: Part dog park, part bar, Ruff Dog Park Bar offers fun and entertainment for both dogs and their humans.

 

CritterTown BathHouse & Market: Richmond’s original self-service bathhouse for pets, CritterTown supplies everything you need to keep your pooch looking and smelling great, plus a […]

By |2023-09-14T15:57:45-04:00August 31, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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Back to School: A Local Business Guide for College Freshmen

It’s officially back to school season, and for thousands of freshmen, that means relocating to a new city and finding new spaces and places that feel like home. With so many great universities in the Richmond region, we’ve put together a quick start list featuring everything from local coffee shops to where to go when Mom and Dad are footing the bill or when you ace an exam to help students (and visiting parents) get acclimated with some of our local favorites.

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University of Richmond
West End 

Dinner with Parents: Conejo
Aced an Exam: Pearl’s Bake Shoppe
Local Market: Libbie Market
Drinks with Friends: Bar West

 

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By |2023-08-17T14:57:42-04:00August 16, 2023|Itineraries|0 Comments
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Ultimate RVA Bucket List

What are you hoping to do in 2024? We’ve put together the ultimate Find Your Happier Place Bucket List to help you check off all the places in Richmond you’ve been meaning to try out, and those you didn’t even know you needed to- perfect for making 2024 the best RVA year yet!

By |2024-01-03T18:24:07-05:00July 29, 2023|Itineraries|1 Comment

11 Kid-Friendly Activity Ideas

Entertaining littles is hard work, especially in Richmond’s summer heat. Luckily, the River City has plenty of locally-owned businesses with fun activities perfect for keeping the tiniest Richmonders entertained, learning, and moving. Continue reading for just a few of Richmond’s local businesses that offer kid-friendly summer fun, both indoors and out – making them a happier place for both kids and parents!

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Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s Commonwealth Explorers Exhibit:

A long-term exhibition featuring designated stations as well as opportunities for free play, this hands-on, interactive exhibition uses a wide range of story-driven features for kids to see, touch, and experience Virginia’s past and present.

 

Children’s Museum of Richmond:

From dress-up to arts and crafts, interactive exhibits to a beloved carousel, […]

By |2023-07-14T13:46:31-04:00July 14, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments

Pre-Theatre Dining and Drinks in RVA

There’s nothing quite like a night at the theatre, and with its vibrant theatre scene and a plethora of venues to choose from, including Altria, November Theatre, Triangle Players, and The New Theatre at Firehouse, Richmond offers an unforgettable experience for theatre enthusiasts. Nothing completes a night out like dinner and drinks at a local business. Grab your tickets and continue reading for tips on where to eat and drink before or after a performance at a Richmond theatre.

Altria Theater

The iconic Altria Theater serves as the grande dame of Richmond’s theater scene. With its stunning architecture and rich history dating back to 1927, this venue has hosted countless Broadway shows, concerts, and other live performances.

Local Dining and Drinks Close to Altria: Given Altria’s location on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, most nearby spots are college student-friendly, but just a stone’s […]

By |2023-07-06T07:36:14-04:00July 6, 2023|Itineraries|0 Comments

The Scoop on RVA’s Local Ice Cream Shops

The official start of summer marks the unofficial start of something else: ice cream season. The time-honored tradition of grabbing a cool treat on a hot day is only sweetened when you grab that scoop from a locally-owned ice cream shop. Read on for the scoop on six of Richmond’s beloved local ice cream shops, and two, just as enticing and locally-owned, frozen alternatives.

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Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream

Located in the heart of Carytown, Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream has been a Richmond favorite for over 30 years. Inspired by New England-style ice cream shops, this pink parlor is known for its handcrafted ice creams made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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By |2023-06-22T12:49:08-04:00June 22, 2023|Spotlight|0 Comments
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