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.
Carmen's Seafood Restaurant is a longtime Fish Alley favorite.

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The Argentine-inspired steel grill is a main highlight of Ironbound’s unique “Chef’s Table” dinner series.

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The Herd Juicery boasts an organic, gluten-free and vegan menu.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting Make-A-Wish NJ, Homes for Veterans, the Tigger House Foundation, Middle Township Police Department and more.

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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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