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.
The BYO restaurant serves a medley of dishes from around the Mediterranean.

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The Connecticut-style lobster roll is an especially popular draw.

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Whether you follow a plant-based diet or are simply looking to lessen your carbon footprint, these vegan restaurants will surely satisfy.

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The hottest innovations in plant-based eating are the Impossible and Beyond burgers. But a look at their ingredients, some made in a lab, raises concerns.

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Whether you're at the pool or down the Shore, these books with New Jersey ties will make the perfect companion.

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The Montclair author's latest novel, Very Nice, is the perfect summer read. It's also deeply, darkly humorous.

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Where to take in elevated oceanfront views with a cocktail in hand.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting Princeton Community Housing, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Hopeworks and more.

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The Asbury Park café boasts dishes that appeal at any time of day (think: cacio e pepe scrambled eggs, rosewater-scented ricotta toast).

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The city is home to bustling bars and a wealth of seafood restaurants.

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