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.
In a year like no other, the pleasure of dining out yielded to safety. Amid struggles, restaurants were there for us. Here, we salute the finest.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

The proposed bill, sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal, would create a restricted liquor license allowing the state's BYO restaurants to sell wine, cider and beer.

Seen in: Table Hopping

At Tamerlaine Sanctuary & Preserve, a 336-acre farm in Sussex County, book a private tour to meet, pet and feed the 200-plus residents.

Seen in: Jersey Living

The 108-acre regenerative farm in Asbury provides the opportunity to experience food at every stage.

Seen in: Jersey Living

These are the Garden State eateries that have closed for good.

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

The Student Wish List Project equips younger children with resources and skills needed to volunteer meaningfully in their communities.

Seen in: Giving Back

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of premixed cocktails have exploded.

Seen in: Beverages, Eat & Drink

Gary Pavlis has long been the Garden State's go-to grape guy.

Seen in: Eat & Drink

Eateries are now allowed to be open for outdoor dining. Here's our detailed list of participating restaurants, updated on an ongoing basis.

Seen in: Coronavirus, Table Hopping

Richard Heritage of William Heritage Winery likens the refreshing beverage to a wine seltzer.

Seen in: Eat & Drink