These aren’t raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but here are a few of Chris’s favorite things…. about RVA….
Best place to go for a long bike ride:
Virginia Capital Trail. I’ve only ventured out 15 miles from Richmond, but I swear I will ride the entire 50+ miles one of these days.
Favorite place to get food within walking distance of the Torx office:
Without a doubt, Jo-Jo’s Pizza. Waiting in line to place my order is like a Christmas morning when you’re a kid, getting ready to open some rad gifts from Santa.
Favorite Monument Avenue monument:
I like the one where that nice man is swinging his tennis racket at the children.
Best place to people-watch:
I truly believe that even if you’re not a race fan, everyone should attend at least one Nascar event at Richmond Raceway. The crowd is often much more entertaining than the race itself.
Favorite place for a scenic walk:
Maymont in the spring is quite scenic, especially the Japanese garden with its stepping stones and waterfall.
Favorite food truck:
Gelati Celesti… especially when they have banana AND coconut!
Favorite late-night activity:
Favorite live music venue:
Tin Pan. I tend to favor music that isn’t hip with the kids, and Tin Pan is the perfect place for those “established and refined” artists and bands.
Best spot for taking a photo of downtown:
At the floodwall near Manchester Bridge. The perspective of the bridge, the RVA skyline, and a perfectly-timed sunset…. yep, that’s the place.
Favorite Fan activity:
I haven’t been able to do this for a few years now…. But at the old Torx office, I loved watching numerous VCU students try (and fail) to parallel park on Main St.
Firehouse, Cracker or Gwar?
As a lifelong fan of hair metal, the correct answer is Firehouse.
Favorite Richmond smell:
You know that smell when you drive by Sauer’s on Broad Street? That one.