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.
At Tender Lovin Grill in Hillsborough, grilled, hand-breaded chicken tenders are the main event, but there’s lots more comfort foods on the menu.

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Find affordable, healthy food options for Fido and Fluffy at any of these NJ shops.

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More pet owners are seeking alternative therapies to treat what ails their pets.

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Plus: The Garden State Cat Club donated funds to cat rescue groups, a pre-Super Bowl party raises over $7,700 for the Chief Arthur Brown Scholarship Foundation and more.

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Cats can have issues—they just can't say so. NJM spoke with veterinarian and behavior therapist Dr. Emily Levine about how to better understand our feline friends.

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Aditya and Ashima Sirpal opened Aroma Indian Bistro in Merchantville last year because there was no Indian restaurant there. They serve North Indian dishes, the distinctive cuisine of the Punjab.

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Plus: The New Jersey Theatre Alliance receives a $15,000 grant, VetRest receives a $3,000 donation, Deck the Hall—Festival of Trees raises $22,000 for CASA and more.

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Take a century of tradition, add local color, a new wave of artisanship and imagination, and what you get just might be Jersey's favorite food.

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In Somerville, Mike and Susan Proskey opened Project P.U.B. one flight above their tapas place, Tapastre. The initials stand for Pop-Up Brewpub, and the theme is pub fare plus devoting all the draft lines each month to a different brewery.

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White wines aren't just for the summer months. Before spring rolls around, enjoy the colder season with this selection of winter whites.

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