Meet the 2 gurus behind RICtoday

An image of City Editors Robin and Katie at Lamplighter. They are smiling and holding iced coffees.

RICtoday editors Robin (left) + Katie (right) grabbing coffee at Lamplighter Coffee Roasters | Photo by @RICtoday

Hey Richmond, Katie + Robin here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing the news with thousands of readers in Richmond, daily — both through our newsletter + social feeds.

We’re the new (and only, so far) faces at RICtoday, so you can consider this our official meet-cute (no cinematic, albeit awkward, coffee spill bump-ins required). 😘

Meet Katie 👋

Q: What were the last 3 things you did downtown?

A:I caught up with an old friend on The HofGarden rooftop bar, ate the most lovely beignets at Can Can Brasserie + watched a movie at the Byrd Theatrecall me Carytown Katie. 🤷‍♀️

Q: If you could only write about one RIC-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: Sports. There are so many fantastic athletic programs in Richmond, between colleges, minor leagues + great local high school teams. Plus, I actually used to play for the Richmond Ruckus 16-and-under fastpitch softball team back in 2011.

Q: You’re taking someone on a date in RIC. Where are you going?

A: It depends on the time of day, but I’d love to try out the mini golf at Hotel Greene, and then snack on a charcuterie board. Then we’d check out the art gallery at Quirk Hotel + have dinner at Maya.

Meet Robin 👋

Q: Describe your perfect day in Richmond in the length of a Tweet (280 characters).

A: I’ll grab a pastry from Idle Hands + iced coffee or a smoothie, then peruse the shelves at Fountain Bookstore before staking out a spot at the Pipeline Trail to relax + read. Then I’ll order Soul Taco takeout, picnic at Libby Hill Park for dinner + watch the sun go down.

Q: You can only choose one local restaurant menu to bring with you to a deserted island — which one is it + why?

A: Millie’s Diner. If I have to go to a deserted island I’m at least going to have a nice brunch.

Q: What are your tips for parking downtown on a weekend night?

A: Avoid it if you can. Take advantage of public transit, walk or bike + get involved in improving the accessibility of Richmond! You could also ride a scooter if you are braver than me. 🛴

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