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Blue Bones is a fantastic and eclectic vintage shop. Great selection, great prices, and great people. They are currently changing locations so everything is online but keep a lookout for the first opportunity to visit in person!
Ledbury, hit twice in recent months with vandalism as well as loss of sales due to the Stay at Home order, still holds strong as a vital member of the RVA community. They are currently selling masks as well as their well-tailored men’s shirts.
Hit hard by the recent vandalism on Broad St., the local store has been a family-owned business for four generations. Set up with a GoFunMe page, Waller & Co are trying to continue on. Do them and yourself a favor and go check them out.
Thrive Coffee is a local nonprofit coffee roaster whose mission is to employ people in our community with disabilities. On their website, https://ThriveRVA.org, Thrive Coffee offers a large selection of whole-bean coffee, which can be delivered to your door or picked up at local Farmer’s Markets. Thrive Coffee has a great mission and is soon to become a Richmond staple! Be sure to check them out and grab a bag or two of their delicious coffee.
For Over 33 years, Whitley’s Peanut Factory has been producing the finest quality gourmet Super Extra-Large VA Peanuts on the market. As a family owned business, founded & headquartered in Gloucester County (Hayes, VA), in business since 1986; we have become a local destination for “Home Cooked” Virginia peanuts, other nuts, mixes, candy confections, and so many other specialty food items. We are also famous for our crisp, fresh flavor and personal, customer friendly in store experience. We are proud to support local vendors, such as: AR’s Hot Honey, Matt’s Dirty Pickles, Herbert’s Wine Jelly, and Tommy’s Wicked Garden Salsa (along with so many other fine quality VA made products). We would love for you to visit our Retail Outlet Stores in Richmond, Williamsburg, & Gloucester (VA) and you can find out more information about Our Story & Products by visiting: www.whitleyspeanut.com.
I can’t wait to get to discover the food scene in Church Hill on a River City Food Tour!
The Poe Museum houses and displays the largest collection of Poe memorabilia in the world. The museum began in 1922, almost century ago, when a group of literary enthusiasts met in Poe’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia to create the state’s first monument to a writer. The Museum has enjoyed a history as unique as the author it honors.
I am looking forward to experiencing the powerful, delightful performances of the Richmond Symphony, home to some of the most talented musicians in the region.
Excited to grab a gin and tonic and dance around with friends at Poor Boys.
One of the things we’re missing most is going out to movies. I can’t wait to enjoy a movie, dinner and a drink at CineBistro. In my opinion, the best place to see a movie in Richmond. They have super comfortable seats, good food and great service.
My son and I are really looking forward to exploring the fun at The Richmond Children’s Museum and The Chesterfield Children’s Museum.
It becomes like a mini-reunion with friends I rarely see. On Summer nights, we grab food at whatever wonderful food trucks inhabit the parking lot, go in and listened to some amazing bands and catch up with old friends.
My favorite place to hit for breakfast is Kuba Kuba. I say “breakfast” but I always get the roasted pork no matter the time of day. But if I’m there during breakfast time, I always order their cafe con leche to get my day started.
What other restaurant can you have a delicious cocktail at the bar and then stroll right out the door onto a beautiful sculpture garden? When the weather is not cooperating? Stay indoors and tour the art of the VMFA.
Pasta heaven. The fluffy gnocchi resting in the most delicious bolognese is one of my favorite dishes in Richmond.
Excited to feel some bass and family vibes with the community at canal club once we ride this wave out.
Receding into the darkness of a booth at Joe’s Inn.
Flights, Bocce, food trucks, and dogs napping in the afternoon sun makes lazy days even lazier (aka perfecto).
Actually, anything happening at the Byrd. Plus, Saturday night Wurlitzer performances before the films. Ahh nostalgia.
Drinking the best IPAs ’round these parts in tall fancy glasses.
During the first weekend of November, Richmond is overtaken by an army of Vespa’s for their annual city rally, Indian Summer. Long picturesque rides through the city, feats of skill in their obstacle course competitions, and general tomfoolery is had by all!
I love sipping beers with my friends on the patio at Ardent as the day wears on into the evening.
Richmond summers are not complete without Flying Squirrels baseball. Especially on the 4th of July – FIREWORKS!!!
A trip to Stone is wonderful but sitting out at the fire pit makes it tops! I can’t wait to go back to their tasty brews and the beautiful atmosphere.
One of the best parts of the 10k for sure is the people who participate in simply viewing the race. Setting up coffee or donuts in the median for runners who may need a pick-me-up, holding signs of support, or even dressing up to give the runners a good laugh!
I can’t wait to enjoy watching the river roll and reading the graffiti as I walk across the pipeline once it opens back up.
Halloween is so much more fun when you can hear some fantastic ghost stories about your own city. The Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour takes you all around the beautiful historic neighborhood retelling spooky stories and actual historical events that took place in RVA.
Hollywood Cemetery a beautiful historic cemetery. You do not need to be visiting a loved one there to find peace and tranquility in its beauty. The view of the James River is spectacular. Whether it’s for a tour, a picnic, or just a walk through the area, it is absolutely worth an afternoon of your time.
The cider is fantastic but the atmosphere is absolutely lovely! Their staff is very friendly and knowledgable. I recommend doing a flight so you can taste all of their delicious ciders!
It’s always such a pleasure to go shopping in Carytown (even if it’s just window shopping). So many uniques shops for clothing, gifts, and treats.
THE best annual tradition here in Richmond to kick off the Fall holiday season. Get dressed up as the undead to walk the streets of Carytown or grab a patio spot with a drink at one of the restaurants along the route. Either way, it’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in October.
I’m sure there’s a beer (or 5) with my name on it as I squat on a pinball machine all night long! It’s either that or I visit my arcade nemesis, Dig Dug, for a few rounds. 😉
I know their beautiful outdoor spaces are currently open but I cannot wait to feed the farm animals and check out the otters at the Robins Nature Center.
Fuzzy has the best atmosphere and the most unique cocktails for a fun night with friends. I can’t wait to see more of their fantastic shows and eat a tofu biscuit!
Hanging out at Scuffletown Park is great and it’s made even better by the occasional acoustic set from local Richmond bands.
You can’t go wrong with anything at Bacchus, but the veal scallopini is my personal favorite.
Big statement, but En Su Boca might just have the best margaritas in Richmond and you can’t beat drinking one on their patio in the summer.
I adore this venue! Beautiful space, superb sound and fantastic shows. What was your last show at The National?
Skee ball is the only arcade game I ever really liked as a a kid. Now I can play Superskee at Slingshot and I feel like a kid again…who drinks beer from one of their many taps.
Wanna spend your social distancing on a one of a kind motorcycle? Hit up John Ryland at Classified Moto (you know, the one that built the Walking Dead bike). His motorcycles are a work of Art!
I know we are all suffering from horrible regrowth and unmanageable bangs. I cannot wait to get back to Sara Pecora at Nomad Studio and have her do some magic on my hair!
Love driving down Monument Avenue at Christmas
Mini-Golf at the very Wes Anderson-like Hotel Greene is so much fun. My friend and I share some fun cocktails before (and sometimes during) our game. The atmosphere is so quirky and cool. It’ll be one of my first visits when social distancing is over!
The view from the bridge is magical. The history, the sights, the sounds, the colors… give a perspective of Richmond that you don’t see anywhere else.
The Richmond Metro Zoo has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. My favorite thing to do is throw the veggie pellets over to the orangutan who will indicate with his hand when he wants you to throw more.
Social distancing is making me soooo fat! I cannot wait to get back to me regular kickboxing classes at CKO for fitness and stress relief. The trainers are amazing and every workout allows you to work at your own level.
Cannot wait for a massage from Biff Collins at Glow Med Spa! This social distancing is murder on my back!
Burger night. Pasta night. Brunch. I’ll take ‘em all. With a side of mac n cheese. I miss everything about this place. The staff, the friendly vibe, the bacon bloody marys…everything!
What’s there to say? There is nothing like it! We always go to Joe’s Inn with the intention of just getting drinks after work. This inevitably leads to food. And despite everything on their menu being fantastic, somebody BETTER order Spaghetti a la Joe!
Penny Lane is our tradition when friends are in town for a visit. On nice nights, the patio is the perfect setting for a lovely reunion with friends. We’ve done this for so long, now previous get-togethers at Penny Lane are the topic of discussion of fond memories.
This place is laid back and the bands are killer! You can’t beat seeing a good show at an intimate venue at such low prices. I am so ready to see my friends at the next show!