vol. 30 / thriving

vol. 30 / thriving


The long-awaited arrival of spring has brought with it an explosion of activity in Richmond. This week’s happenings were happily tough to narrow down, but we focused on the best of the best for you.

Here’s to an exciting week ahead!

Two Openings,

Two Vibes

It seems new spots are popping up every day. This week, two different but both very cool places are opening their doors. Pick the vibe you’re feeling and try one out!

Active & Eccentric / We didn’t know we needed a boutique bowling alley until River City Roll opened near Scott’s Addition this Tuesday. We’re down to work up a sweat - and cool off with great food and drinks - in this reinvented classic.

Academic & Provocative / The long-anticipated Institute of Contemporary Art is throwing a huge block party to celebrate the grand opening of its (very massive and graceful) new space. The site-wide Declaration exhibit will “speak” to you, while the party will include music, food trucks and interactive activities.



RCR / rivercityroll.com
ICA / Saturday, April 21 / 10am-4pm


Restaurant Week

Richmond Restaurant Week comes around twice a year, a bi-annual opportunity to try a nice cross-section of plates thanks to the prix fixe menu format. We’re happy to support the Central Food Bank of Virginia and Meals on Wheels - but we also love to gather a squad and see just how many of the plates we can taste between our group’s orders.

Our short-list this spring includes Little Saint, Southbound and Lehja. Though we haven’t made it out to this last one yet (embarrassing), it’s a must, and Restaurant Week extinguishes all excuses.


Monday, April 23 - Sunday, April 29

Futures: Burn

Both Ends

Excitingly, Richmond is teeming with innovators, influencers and entrepreneurs. Ours is a community that understands if it doesn’t yet exist, you can build it. But building it can be challenging (understatement).

Enter Burn Both Ends. This all-day conference is geared for new businesses and is founded and led by Campfire & Co. and The Content Chop Shop. On the schedule: keynotes, a panel discussion and workshops.

We’re especially pumped from operations guru Maria Pahuja of Vayas (Vimeo’s former Director of Operations) and Big Secret’s Jason Lefton on “Life, Love and Lasers.” Color us intrigued.


Friday, May 4 / 8:30am-6:30pm