Author: Shelby Vittek

Shelby Vittek was the associate editor for New Jersey Monthly until 2021, during which she edited the Table Hopping blog and Giving Back section. She continues to write the magazine's Libations column. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Longreads, Catapult, Narratively, Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, National Geographic, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, The Kitchn, The Record, The Smart Set, among others.
A willingness to let grapes be grapes is gaining traction.

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The versatile spirit is finally hitting more Jersey menus and shelves.

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Amid greater need induced by Covid-19, Bridge of Books continues to distribute reading materials to kids—and now senior citizens—statewide.

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These organizations have helped provide food to those in need—while bringing business to struggling restaurants.

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Don't miss the all-you-can-eat lunch special at Samudhra in Franklin Park.

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

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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.

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A leading producer of applejack and apple brandy, Laird's came about in Colonial times. (George Washington even requested a recipe!)

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It began in Colonial times, vanished during Prohibition and, following new legislation in 2013, came roaring back.

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Getting PPE to frontline workers, donating iPads and building desks for students learning at home, and other charitable givings.

Seen in: Giving Back, Photos: Galas & Giving