Author: Shelby Vittek

Shelby Vittek is an associate editor for New Jersey Monthly, where she edits the Table Hopping blog and Giving Back section. After fleeing the state for college, she returned to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University—Camden. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Longreads, Catapult, Narratively, Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, National Geographic, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, SevenFifty DailyThe Kitchn, Well+Good, The Record, The Smart Set, Philadelphia Daily News, among others.
Over the last decade, Asbury Park's restaurant scene has become one of the most dynamic in the state. Here are our top picks for where to eat.

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On Saturday, a fire destroyed the North End Pavilion in Ocean Grove, which housed the Dunes Boardwalk Cafe food court.

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The Flanders shop specializes in whole-animal butchery—and boasts a deep reverence for what farmers and nature provide.

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Executive chef Kenny West is flipping the meaning of “bar food” on its head.

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Want to get out and enjoy New Jersey without breaking a sweat? These walks are a step in the right direction.

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The hip Hopewell joint houses a prepared-food section, bakery, juice bar, and butcher and cheese counters.

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Here's where to find excellent pies around New Jersey.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Fairfield Home & School Association, YWCA Princeton’s Breast Cancer Resource Center and more.

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ALS strikes adults—but young family members are victims, too. Hope Loves Company aims to meet their emotional and educational needs.

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For lunch or dinner, this restaurant offers a range of distinguished Mediterranean dishes.

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