Author: Eric Levin

Eric Levin, New Jersey Monthly’s deputy editor/dining editor, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Texas. His most recent show, "Vehicular," took place at the Majestic Theater Condominium Gallery in Jersey City in 2019. His books of photography include Vehicular (2016), Unscheduled Stops (2014), Pink's Peak (2013) and Souls Have Shapes (2011).
Freshly hatched restaurants, events and attractions to discover this summer.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Jersey Shore

Nestled amid gleaming high-rises, this new gastropub brings flavor and fervor to a relatively quiet Weehawken neighborhood.

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Joe Mooney, chef of Mistral in Princeton, will soon lead Chris Cannon’s much bigger operation, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, in Morristown.

Seen in: Table Hopping

Acclaimed French chef Laurent Tourondel brings polish and passion—and popovers!—to an American menu.

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More than 400 applied for cash grants of $2,500 or $5,000.

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With an estimated 2,000 pizzerias in the state, no New Jerseyan is ever far from a satisfying slice.

Seen in: Eat & Drink, NJM Favorites

An ode to front-of-house operations—the servers who are as essential as the chefs, but often feel invisible in comparison.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Thanks to a change in liquor laws in 2013, distilleries have been cropping up across the Garden State. Here, an overview of the craft spirits they produce.

Seen in: Beverages, Eat & Drink, NJM Favorites

New Jersey restaurants can apply for $2,500 or $5,000 in funding, to pay rent or purchase cold-weather equipment, PPE and other essentials.

Seen in: Eat & Drink, Table Hopping

Kohler, who was farm-to-table before it was cool, brought warmth and culinary panache to northern Bergen County.

Seen in: Table Hopping