Ryan and Travis Croxton may not have been "born on 3rd base," as they like to say – but over the last decade, the owners of Rappahannock Oyster Company have already made multiple laps around the baseball diamond. In addition to running one of the most respected and renowned oyster farms in the U.S., the cousins also founded four thriving restaurants, with three more in the works for DC, LA, and Charleston.
But perhaps what's most remarkable about these two country-boys-turned-prosperous oyster-preneurs is how much fun they're still able to have. When I traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to experience their city with them, eleven of the twelve stops we made involved moderate-to-heavy drinking – and I wasn't complaining.
Below is a play-by-play of my time with these business-minded, hard-living, high-spirited family men, during which I was able to gain deeper insight to their success, their interests, and of course, all that Richmond has to offer.