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).
Struggling to shuck a bundle of beautiful Barnegat bivalves, I became unhinged.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Amid the pandemic and aftermath of George Floyd’s death, local Black restaurateurs have seen an uptick in business and support.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

In a virtual press conference, restaurateurs tout their heightened safety and make the case for the immediate resumption of indoor dining.

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

As Jerseyans cautiously emerge from the clutches of Covid-19, restaurants greet them with a generous helping of sun, moon, stars and fresh air.

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James Beard Award-winning chef Maricel Presilla permanently closed her acclaimed Latin American restaurant.

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

Unemployment is above 16 percent, people with jobs are increasingly working at home. For this sample of coffee roasters, online is a lifeline.

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

Prefer sand traps to sandcastles? These public courses—all an easy drive from the oceanfront—will satisfy your craving.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Jersey Shore

But with restaurants limited to 25 percent seating capacity, chefs' outlooks range from upbeat to "better than nothing."

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

A $7-million renovation, financed last year, was completed during this year's Covid-19 shutdown.

Seen in: Table Hopping

In the wake of the pandemic, the industry—the fifth largest in the country—has been in rough waters. Will July and August bring relief?

Seen in: Coronavirus, Eat & Drink, Jersey Shore