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What is the Go-To Ice Cream Spot in Richmond?

This summer is one of the hottest on record in Virginia, so that got us thinking about delicious ice cream. Luckily for all of us, Richmond is brimming with ice cream shops, offering everything from classic scoops to dairy-free options. Here's a quick overview of some...

Richmond Named No. 1 ‘America’s Best Town To Visit’

CNN just crowned Richmond as the No. 1 best town to visit in the U.S. this year. CNN travel editors explored the country, searching for cities full of things to do, loads of personality, and not typically swarming with tourists. Richmond topped the list for several...

Our Richmond Barfly’s Happy Hour List 2024 

Picking a spot for happy hour in downtown Richmond can be a pain. But don't worry, we've got you covered. If we've missed your favorite haunt, need to update the information or you want your business included, just reach out. We’ll be adding to this list as we go...

RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different...

Wave That Flag! Richmond’s Pride 2024 Events Are Here to Slay

We are a little late on this but Virginia Pride has unveiled the schedule for its annual "Endless Summer of Pride" campaign, a celebration of the Richmond region's LGBTQ community. The campaign kicked off on May 31 with a pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall,...

Time For A Richmond Pizza Date!

Over the last decade Richmond has become a proper pizza town. Local pizzerias dish up a variety of styles at every price range. Pizza is the food of the people so naturally it makes a great date. You can learn a lot about a person across a slice. Are they a folder?...

RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different signs of being more dysfunctional than we thought. The latest is an astonishing...

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RVA 5x5 _ Substantial Doubt of Competency, MOre Meals Tax Issues by Jon Baliles_photo by Taber Andrew Bain_RVA Magazine 2024

Congrats 821 Cafe! A Favorite Richmond Hang Out Turns Twenty

821 Cafe, the unassuming diner/restaurant/bar on the corner of Cherry and Cary streets - where Oregon Hill and the Fan meet - turns 20 years old in its current incarnation. Andrew Clarke and Chip Cooke bought the place from its previous owners back in 2004, and have since carried a torch we’d all be screaming about if it went out. 821 has been...

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821 Cafe 20 year interview by Christian Detres_RVA Magazine 2024

JewFro restaurant was robbed. Help them bounce back.

We were made aware of this post from the restaurant and wanted to lend our support. If you have any details that could assist, please step forward and notify the authorities. Additionally, there's a GoFundMe campaign established to aid their recovery, which you can find HERE. Dear Friends…we’re feeling pretty disheartened today. Over the...

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Grab Your Passport! Vegan Restaurant Week Ends This Weekend

We know, we are late on this, but better late than never? This is the last weekend for Richmond's Vegan Restaurant Week, also known as V72x2, that runs through Sunday, Jan. 28. This plant-powered event, organized by Richmond Vegan Action, brings together local restaurants to showcase unique and new vegan options while raising funds for...

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Richmond Vegan Restaurant Week 2024

RVA Meals Tax Fiasco: A 5-Part Tragic Opera

Hope you had a great holiday and the New Year is off to a great start! This week’s news has been dominated by one major topic and it’s so important we are breaking it down in a free-to-all-readers, five-part story sadly worthy of a tragic opera.  More from Jon Baliles and his 5x5 Substack HERESTORY #1 — Act I: PrologueStarting about 25 years...

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RVA Meals Tax Fiasco: A 5-Part Tragic Opera by Jon Baliles 2024

You Voted! Here Are Richmond’s Favorites Things in 2023

We asked and you responded with thousands of votes cast over 10 days. Thank you. Now, without further delay, we present the results of the Favorite Things Reader’s Poll 2023. Or before you jump in, you can take a look back at last year's results HERE. 👋 Also, if you would like to partner with us, we are currently offering advertising at 50%...

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Mar Mar: What Is It and Why Aren’t You Eating It Right Now?

October 10th, 2023 - 2:00pm - Market on Meadow - 68F and CloudyPlaylist: Garlic Hearts Rain pattered on roofs, branches, and cobblestone alleys in the forever chill Museum District. Seriously, that whole place is a lo-fi album cover. Find some peace between the streets of Monument and Main. We kicked this series off with a pair of cultural...

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Mar Mar Penrose RVA Mag 2023

Bingo! The Beer Infused Origin Story of Jay Bayer

This story was originally published in RVA 41 which can be in various locations around town, or you can read it right here. This is a slightly modified version formatted for digital distribution. Step into Scott's Addition, the Richmond neighborhood where rusting warehouses now boast edgy brewpubs and artisan eateries. It's here I find myself...

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Jay Bayer RVA 41 2023