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.
Covenant House aims to change the lives of New Jersey's homeless, runaway and trafficked youth.

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Fast-casual spot with serious surf vibe serving an array of different proteins.

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In the season of giving, give the gift of charity this holiday season by donating to any of these worthy New Jersey non-profits.

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Creativity was on tap as Garden State mixologists crafted storied cocktails at the fifth annual Iron Shaker competition.

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Patrick Rosal, an Edison native, recently won the 2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his latest book, "Brooklyn Antediluvian."

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Plus: The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey receives a $10,000 grant, the Purr'n Pooch Foundation Animal Summer Gala raises $85,000 for animals and more.

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At the Square Meal, a cozy café in Oaklyn, sandwiches are the specialty—there are seven signature kinds.

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Stressing about what wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner? Pore over our list of recommendations.

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In 1955, Dorcas Reilly created green bean casserole for Campbell’s. For my family, and so many others, it isn’t Thanksgiving without it.

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The causes of autoimmunity remain vague. Cures are elusive. But for many, the symptoms can be managed.

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