vol. 71 / perky

VOL. 70  /  PERKY

This week we’re feeling extra perky about our lineup. Members, get ready for a feel-good weekend from start to finish. Read on for some tasty ideas and fun Richmond perks along the way. 

Let’s go!  



Don’t walk, crawl to your favorite watering hole in Scott’s Addition this weekend. The SABD Collaboration Crawl starts at noon on Saturday. Each participating alcohol producer will work with a friendly neighbor to make a beer recipe and then work together to create a cider, mead, or spirit. Some of the pairings include Ardent Craft Ales & Buskey Cider, Three Notch'd RVA Collab House & Reservoir Distillery, Väsen Brewing Co. & Blue Bee Cider, Isley Brewing Company & Blue Bee Cider, Black Heath Meadery & Bingo Beer Co., and Courthouse Creek Cider & Strangeways Brewing Co. The finished collaborations will be released at each location. Make sure to grab a stamp card at your first stop and then hop around the neighborhood to try all 11 releases. Once you've received four stamps, turn in your card at any location to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate at that location. 

Double Perk: Drop off your stamped Collab Crawl card at Blue Bee Cider and write Here.Weekly member next to your name. If your card is selected at Blue Bee for the $25 gift certificate drawing we’ll match it, giving you a chance to double your Blue Bee bucks! And after you’re finished with the boozy crawl, use the Lyft code HereCrawl19 for 25% off (up to $5) your ride home.


SABD Collaboration Crawl takes place Saturday, 12 p.m to 10 p.m. 


Black Restaurant Experience

There’s still time to enjoy Richmond Black Restaurant Experience, a celebratory week dedicated to supporting RVA’s black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and catering companies. Now in its third year, Richmond Black Restaurant Experience was created to promote awareness of minority-owned businesses while showcasing the culinary talent Richmond has to offer. This year’s event boasts 29 local restaurants serving a variety of cuisines and surprise events. Some of the businesses participating include Soul Taco (pictured), Mama J’s (which was recently named as a James Beard award semi-finalist), Brewer’s Café, Croaker Spot, Vagabond, Urban Hang Suite, and more. 

On Friday we suggest checking out the live music, food trucks, beer, and wine at Studio Two Three as you browse the work of 30 African American visual artists at Art for the Soul. On Saturday hop on the UnlockingRVA Brunch Trolley at 11 a.m. to travel to three restaurants for brunch samples, specialty drinks, and a chance to get to know new friends along the way. Close out Richmond Black Restaurant Experience on Sunday at Stick a Fork in It, with small plates, tasting contests, cooking demonstrations, and music. 



The Brunch


The Brunch Market, Richmond's first curated monthly market + brunch, is set for this Sunday and we’re coming at you with an extra special perk for Here. members! Founded by a local maker/designer, the Brunch Market is a monthly pop-up catering to Richmond’s love of small business and handcraft. Hosted at the Urban Roost Event Space by Lunch.SUPPER!, the market takes a playful twist to shopping in a casual atmosphere with plenty of biscuits, mimosas, DJ Ant Boogie, and good vibes. 
This Sunday’s lineup includes vendors like Figure Form, makers of beautiful body positive prints; WhichWick, offering super fresh soy candles perfect for spring; Raising Green Kids, suppliers of eco-chic goods; JermanMade, a local maker with an eye for home décor; and more.
Perk: The first ten readers to tell The Brunch Market that they’re a Here. Weekly member will receive a FREE BISCUIT. If you happen to be the very first member to drop a Here. reference you'll also score a FREE TOTE. 




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vol. 67 / fresh start
vol. 67 / fresh start 🌱


To start the year, we’ve got our minds on all things balance. Below are three resources to support your goals for the mind, body and soul.

Speaking of fresh starts, we will be taking a hiatus for the month of January to set our own intentions. Don’t worry though; this issue and our archives are brimming with adventures to get you going in the New Year.

Read on…



Niche Pilates Studio is changing its approach to making you break a sweat, shifting to all Pilates classes.

With more than 25 apparatus Pilates classes, their instructors lead courses using Pilates reformers and chairs for a full body workout. They offer private and semi-private classes to ensure that each of their client's goals are met. Check out special pricing for new clients and class packages.

PERK / Here. members can use the code HERE to get $10 off an apparatus drop-in class! Thank you, Niche!

Meanwhile, tried-and-true BOHO Studios is opening a new studio in Northside... but you won't be seeing any bikes at this new location! Branded as BOHO Fit, they are offering cardio and strength training courses. We cannot wait to try!






Over the last few years, Richmonder Justin Earley has been refining an approach for balance and purpose, amid the ever-increasing speed of life. His new book outlining his findings releases February 1. We find it a compelling root system for the New Year.

Entitled The Common Rule, Earley offers his reflection on maintaining a connected life by balancing technology and human interactions. Building habits of purpose? Definitely something we want to work on.





Brittany Mullins of Eating Bird Food was our OG guest editor; we're obviously fans. So naturally, we’re looking to her for inspiration on healthy eating in 2019.

Luckily for us, she’s hosting a free master class on meal prepping for the New Year. Join her online as she shares 7 easy steps for planning and prepping. The best part? She says that it will only take a few hours out of your weekend to be completely ready for a healthy week ahead!

On top of that, Brittany is launching a 6-week meal plan that includes weekly meal prep instructions, grocery shopping lists and 58 recipes.

Talk about a fresh start!


January 8 / 1pm

vol. 66 / ring
vol. 66 / ring 🥂

VOL. 66  /  RING

Haven't locked down your New Year's Eve plans yet? We're pumped about two bashes just out of town. If you’re keeping it close to home, some dinner reservations are still available at AlewifeBrenner Pass and Longoven.

We also snuck in a tip on a new burger hub for some end-of-year bingeing before we clean it up in the New Year...

Let’s ring it in!

The Grand


This time next year, the party in Richmond will be at Common House, the social club opening on Broad Street. But we don't want to wait that long, so we've decided to welcome 2019 with their epic New Year’s Eve bash, The Grand Cuckoo, at their Charlottesville location. We booked their four-course dinner to start (lobster and oysters!), before moving on to the party for dancing and bubbly!

We’ve already become members and recommend you do the same. The clubhouse is stunning, the membership intriguing, and the programming always compelling. If you join now as an out-of-town member, Common House will waive your initiation fee. Plus, being a member offers discounts at some of our favorite spots like The Quirk, Ledbury and Shockoe Atelier. And, as soon as Richmond opens, membership will give you access to both Houses. In!



December 31 / 8pm


Dover Hall


We love a good black tie party.

The grand ballroom and pub bar at Dover Hall are the perfect spaces for a New Year’s Eve party. Don your best attire, and enjoy music from The Dickens Band and food from chef Lee Hendrickson.

Worried about driving home from Manakin Sabot? Let the Allen law firm take care of you for up to $50 off your Lyft ride home within a 20-mile radius of Richmond*. The codes will be posted on their Facebook page the day of at 10pm and 12am.

*We did the math. Dover Hall is 19.3 miles away from the Fan. Safe riding!


December 31 / 8pm-1:30am

Billy Jack's


Switching gears just a bit…

The Jack Brown’s team has opened a Richmond location of its beloved Billy Jack’s Shack. We’re pumped, to say the least.

The menu offers everything from burgers to salads, and the new space seats 147 people. Be sure to check out the lower level of their two-story place; known as The Hideaway, it offers a more intimate and laid-back dining experience with a select drink and food menu. Be sure to order their sticky nuggs, and consider Billy Jack's for brunch starting in 2019.



✨ Flash Sale! ✨

Use code PHOTO for
25% off Kate Magee x Here. Prints

Use code REP for
50% off all RIC t-shirts & onesies

All prints must be picked up at our office, but t-shirts and onesies are shippable. Sale ends NYE at midnight.

Happy shopping!