Favorite BBQ in Richmond:
I prefer North Carolina-style, but Alamo BBQ is consistently dank and their Twitter is pretty decent, too. Go for the Trainwreck!
Favorite bar for happy hours:
Joe’s Inn! They regularly rotate the draft beer offerings, and the bar side attracts a nice mix of ages and personalities. It’s always a good idea to eat dinner there, too.
Favorite place to get food within walking distance of the Torx office:
Mom’s Siam 2 is a monthly lunch tradition, because I am inexplicably obsessed with their Thai Noodle Soup bowl.
Favorite local radio station:
If I’m not cackling at my favoritest podcast of all time, I love tuning in to iPower 92.1 for the the Hard Drive at 5 (*HONK HONK*).
Best location for dogspotting:
I moved to Carytown last summer and the dogspotting around there is, quite frankly, bananas. Just the other day I saw a good old boi wearing a straw hat while out for a walk.
Favorite place to people-watch:
You can bump into some real characters at the Carytown Kroger any time of day. Or if you’re really brave, venture down to Shockoe Bottom after 11 p.m. on a weekend and be careful not to step in anything.
Quirk Hotel, of course. Bring your biggest sunnies and wear an off-the-shoulder top so your Insta is 💯 (See: Both photos on this page.)
Favorite local craft beer:
I love Hardywood’s Great Return. But if we expand “local” to mean Virginia-based breweries, my signature beer is definitely O’Connor’s El Guapo – “a handsome beer for handsome people.” Bring me your best tropical IPA and I’ll give it a try.
Favorite haunted Richmond location:
This is a tough tie between Hollywood Cemetery and the Poe Museum – both are fun places to visit again and again, and the blooms are so beautiful in the spring.
FAVORITE PLACE FOR A SCENIC WALK:
Belle Isle and the trails around the river are peak Richmond, and they’re super nostalgic for me because that’s where my fiancé and I spent some of our earliest dates. Just watch out for naked teenagers and don’t go strolling when it’s a million degrees out.
Favorite Richmond establishment to follow on social:
Locally sourced, micro brew Richmond memes, one hundred percent.