Archive for New York Deli

Announcing 2.WHOA!

Posted in News & Views, Site Announcements, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by GayRVA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Thursday, September 10, GayRVA.com goes from blog to webmagazine. Readers will see a new layout with more dynamic content and improved navigation.

The new GayRVA.com also debuts a photo campaign painting a diverse portrait of “GayRVA.” The campaign features gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (GLBTQ) Richmonders and allies with the site’s slogan “Out.Spoken.”

Also on September 10, to coincide with the redesigned site, New York Deli hosts a happy hour event from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. To add a social media twist, our Twitter followers will be able to take the conversation online using hashtag #thatgaytweetup. Join GayRVA.com and a few special guests as we come out again.

Who knew starting in March as a small community blog, GayRVA.com would grow up in a matter of months to become a valuable online resource?

“Really, it started over dinner with friends,” Editor Kevin Clay said. “During conversation we wondered why doesn’t Richmond have a gay blog?”

This simple idea turned into a social network with 1000 followers between Facebook and Twitter with the website steadily growing in readership. Combined with monthly events from a Launch Party, to a week of fundraising for AIDSWalk Richmond, to live video blogging at the Watermelon Festival, GayRVA.com has become an interactive tool connecting Richmond’s GLBTQ communities.

Launch Party Brings Out Cross Sections of Community

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by GayRVA

Big thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s launch at New York Deli.  And also a big thank you to our friends at Style Weekly, RVA Mag, Melissa Chase, Dayne, and the folks at Q94, Richmond.com, and House candidate Tom Shields for coming out to the party.  Thanks to the Richmond Outsider for the kind words.   xoxo.

The blog has been a much needed source of information for the community, which hasn’t really had a great media outlet, especially one on the web. The site has had a wonderful response from community leaders and members alike since its birth in March 2009.

The Richmond Outsider will be contributing content to GayRVA starting Monday with a review of last night’s Indigo Girl’s show.  Now, we’re off to D.C. for some live blogging of Capital Pride.  You can also catch the updates via our twitter.

Jenny Trembley of Sweetist Thing Bakery made a fabulous GayRVA cake.

Jenny Trembley of Sweetist Thing Bakery made a fabulous GayRVA cake.

GayRVA.com Founder Kevin Clay with the Rocky Horror Picture Cast.

GayRVA.com Editor/Founder Kevin Clay with the Rocky Horror Picture Cast.

Magnolia and Olivia from Varietease Burlesque made an appearance.

Magnolia and Dolli from Richmond Varietease made an appearance.

Mike Maszaros of Gay Pride VA, Robert Key of Fan Free Clinic, and Sharon Husbands were ready for the party.

Mike Maszaros of Gay Pride VA, Robert Key of Fan Free Clinic, and Sharon Husbands were ready for the party.

Special thanks to Andrew Cothern for the photos.

We’ve got more photos of the event in our Flickr Pool. We’re sure you’ve got some that you’d like to add too. GayRVA readers can go and upload photos for possible use in future GayRVA posts. Register on Flickr, go here, and click “Join This Group” on the top right. Hit “send to group” on the photos you’d like to add. New photos added to the pool also show up on the right side of our homepage at GayRVA.com.

Launch Party Tonight!

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , on June 11, 2009 by GayRVA

If you haven’t heard, there’s a little party going on tonight at New York Deli.  The free dance party open to the public starts at 10 p.m.  Come out early to grab your spot.   See you there.

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New York Deli to Host GayRVA Launch Party

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , , on May 27, 2009 by GayRVA

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NYDeliGayRVA.com is coming out…to party.  New York Deli is hosting our official launch party on Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. as part of Poplab Thursday.  Enjoy drink specials throughout the night to a soundtrack of the funky musical delight that is Hiptronica. Go ahead, RSVP on Facebook.

Perhaps a GayRVAtini might be in order?  Hmm…what would go in that?

We have a few surprises planned throughout the evening, so stay tuned for more details.

New York Deli is located at 2920 W. Cary St. (map it).  After 10 p.m., the Deli’s 21 and up.

NY Deli Answers to Fourth Friday with Poplab

Posted in Nightlife with tags , , , on April 8, 2009 by GayRVA
David Jordan hopes to bring something different to Richmond's nightlife with New York Deli's Poplab.

David Johnson hopes to bring something different to Richmond's nightlife with New York Deli's Poplab.

First Friday, Fourth Friday, Third Thursdays, and then First Tuesdays dinner at a friend’s.  Or wait, is that on First Wednesday?  David Johnson, front of house manager at New York Deli in Carytown, wants you to pencil in Poplab on Second Thursdays.

Tomorrow night, Johnson promises Poplab will bring a new sound to Carytown called Hiptronica.  It’s his response to Fourth Friday – which the restaurant hosted back in January to a packed house that had everybody elbow-to-elbow.

“It’s just a way to break up the month” Johnson said.  “What do people do until Fourth Friday?  This is a temporary fix with a different kind of music.”

Standing behind the bar at the Deli, the New York native and Richmonder of three years, said the biggest complaint he hears is that there’s nothing to do in the city.

Johnson said that Poplab isn’t necessarily a gay night, but rather an alternative to the nightlife experience in Richmond.  His bar’s always been gay-friendly.

“We’ve hosted two gay happy hours and one year we did a party after Pride,” he said.

Drink specials start at 8 p.m. and music from DJ David X will be booming from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“We’re trying to make Richmond a little more New York,” Johnson said.

New York Deli is on 2920 W. Cary St.  (804) 358-3354.  On the web at http://www.ny-d.com/.