Author: Shelby Vittek

Shelby Vittek is the Associate Editor for New Jersey Monthly. After fleeing the state for college, she returned to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University—Camden, and has since made peace with the fact that she might actually be a Jersey girl at heart. She loves to eat, drink, and travel, but enjoys reading a good book just as much.

In Neptune City, you will see a Philippine flag—red and blue with a golden sun—flying outside Kamayan Grill. “Kamayan” is a Filipino style of eating food by hand, but no worries, utensils are supplied.

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The popular Parsippany BYO shows there's more to Vietnamese cuisine than steaming bowls of pho.

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The Merchantville establishment boasts more than 40 taps and an extensive menu of reasonably priced food.

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Despite what its name implies, this fast-casual eatery doesn't serve any wine—but it does offer a healthy assortment of customizable Mediterranean meals.

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Whether you’re craving quiet indulgence or merriment and mimosas, NJ offers an array of spas to elevate your mood and improve your well-being.

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Plus: The Alzheimer's Association receives $10,000 grant, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas raises funds for California wildfire victims and more.

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This Lake Hiawatha BYO is the real deal.

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Hoagitos began in 2013 as a pop-up on the Asbury Park boardwalk. In 2016, it expanded to a year-round restaurant in Belmar offering gourmet small hoagies and sliders

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The Collingswood eatery serves from-scratch baked goods and a small menu of seasonal lunch options.

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For this natural redhead, a trip to the Shore is no day at the beach.

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