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vol. 70 / go south
vol. 70 / go south ↘️


March, here we come! Our advice, go south. Cross the raging James this weekend and you'll be rewarded with oysters, donuts, and craft cocktails. 

Venture forward …



The first ever Dogtown Winter Beer and Oyster Festival is this Saturday at The Butterbean, a newly opened neighborhood café on Hull Street by Michael and Laura Hild. This Manchester celebration promises a hearty selection of craft beer, cider, wine and kombucha on tap, a raw oyster station from Anderson's Neck Oyster Company, oyster stew, crab muffins, and made from scratch eats by The Butterbean. Not to mention, there will be plenty of live music, outdoor fire pits to keep you warm, outside beer stations (serving Ardent IPA, Trapezium Oyster Stout, Potter's Farmhouse Dry Cider, and Center of the Universe Kolsch) and an inside bar pouring a variety of beer, cider, and wine. 


Hot Diggity


Because on Richmond’s south side, donuts are served warm and with a cocktail. Sometimes they're even turned into sandwiches! So when you’re venturing over the river this weekend for the Dogtown Oyster Festival, make sure to skip across the street to Hot Diggity Donuts to see what we’re talking about. Here you can indulge in sweet and savory donuts, all made to order, with a cocktail or shooter in hand if you’re so inclined. We’re talking Maple Bourbon donuts (topped with salty peanuts), Grasshopper Pie donuts (pistachio, mint, chocolate shavings), and Bittersweet Mocha (dark chocolate espresso glaze, turbinado). And if you’re looking for something a bit more substantial but equally adventurous, consider one of their signature sandwiches served between two sourdough yeast donuts.

Perk: Tell them Here sent you and receive a free cup of Blanchard's Coffee with the purchase of a donut this weekend at Hot Diggity! 




Round out your South Side jaunt with a pit stop at Little Nickel, a jewel of a restaurant that invites you to pretend you’re on vacation with a playful mix of tropical dishes and plenty of tiki-inspired and neo-tropical cocktails. Brought to you by Johnny and Katrina Giavos, of Stella’s fame, this Forest Hill destination is all about taking guests to another land with its vacation food, punch bowls designed for two or more, and a retro vibe unlike anything you’ll find in RVA. We suggest starting with a Walk the Plank cocktail (pictured) and the Pu-Pu platter, a house favorite that’s served flaming with General Tso’s wings, pineapple skewers, pork bbq skewers, and lumpia. 

Little Nickel offers Happy Hour, from 3-6 p.m., with eclectic cocktail specials and an unforgettable Sunday brunch. On a recent Sunday visit we went for the El Cortez (cheddar waffles, braised pork, queso, sliced jalapeno, and crispy bacon). But really, when you’re on a vacation that's south of the James everything is a winner. Book your trip now.   
Perk: Ask for the Here Special to receive a surprise tropical cocktail at $2.00 off this weekend. 



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vol. 71 / perky
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. 



Richmond Love Letter

Our talented photog Kate Magee's images are a love letter to our city - and now you can bring them home. Shop our prints and other Here. collaborations online!
vol. 68 / connect
vol. 68 / connect 💌


We’re back from hiatus! Thanks to your support, our little newsletter has grown. Starting this month, Here. is now part of Richmond Grid magazine! Otherwise, our mission remains the same: to thoughtfully connect you to the best of Richmond. Now let’s get back to exploring this place we call home.

Happy Valentine’s Day. We love ya! 


& Biscuit

L-O-V-E is in the air at Tang & Biscuit, RVA’s first shuffleboard social house, in Scott’s Addition. We're talking 10 regulation-size, floor shuffleboard courts, a 50-foot bar serving up Tang-inspired cocktails and beer, an innovative kitchen, and multiple games like giant Connect Four, Jenga, ping-pong, and more. Tonight, Tang & Biscuit will kick things off with their first Singles Shuffleboard Mixer. Grab a tang and some biscuits and hit the courts; everyone is invited to mix and mingle. Maybe you’ll meet your match. They'll have plenty of themed drinks and $2 off all shareables. 

And get this, if you head over to Tang & Biscuit this weekend and tell them Here. sent you, they'll give you a big ol' scoop of Tang Sorbet, an exclusive flavor they created with Gelati Celesti, for free! Because nothing says love like free dessert. 




Virago Spirits, a hidden gem in RVA, is keeping things sweet for Valentine’s Day with a rum and chocolates pairing with Gearharts Fine Chocolates tonight in their tasting room. Virago offers luxe lounge seating and a cozy fireplace with an inspiring panoramic mural by Richmond artist Emily Herr. Throughout February, Virago is featuring special cocktails by guest bartender from the Shaved Duck, Craig Gordon. One sip and you’ll see why Virago’s Four-Port Rum just won the Gold Medal in the 2019 World Beverage Competition in the Gold Rum category!

Tip: We recommend going with the Old Fashioned or Milk Punch paired with Be Mayan, Maya, dark chocolate accented with cinnamon, orange, and smoky ancho chile.




If you're looking to spread some love far beyond RVA, head to the center of Monroe Park and look for a large shipping container painted gold. Here you'll find the Richmond Portal, a new public art initiative designed to spark dialogue between communities that wouldn’t otherwise find an opportunity to interact. Richmonders are invited to step inside the shipping container, outfitted with video conferencing, for an immersive audiovisual experience that connects you with someone else in one of over 40 portals around the world. 

The Richmond Portal, as with all Portals, is free and open to the public for 20-minute sessions. Upcoming opportunities include a chance to talk, collaborate, debate, and play with others in Portals located in Gaza City; Berlin, Germany; Herat, Afghanistan; and Erbil, Iraq. And if you have ideas about special programming and ways to use the Richmond Portal to further connect, reach out to



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