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.
Under Cannoncru, his new label, Chris Cannon works with with makers worldwide to bottle lesser-known wines that are sustainable, organic and/or biodynamic.

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In her new book, "Shiner," Amy Jo Burns wanted to tell a story of “people who feel forgotten in a forgotten place.”

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Garima Kothari, chef/owner of the Indian restaurant Nukkad, was found unresponsive in her Jersey City apartment on Sunday.

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, John Ropelski launched a "no-questions-asked" free bread program to help feed the community.

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Just the sight of a bakery can lift one’s spirits. We did the hard work of visiting and tasting so you can make a beeline for Jersey’s finest.

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If you’re vegan, have allergies, or are gluten free, you can still have your cake and eat it, too.

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Amid the coronavirus emergency, our state’s largest anti-hunger organization labors around the clock to feed NJ’s most vulnerable residents.

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Ava’s Kitchen and Bar in downtown Kenilworth specializes in craft beer, wood-fired pizza and diverse starters.

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Tasting rooms are closed, but you can still purchase bottles of wine for pickup and delivery at these wineries.

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On Monday morning, Governor Murphy announced a statewide curfew and new rules for restaurants in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

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