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.
Amaro, an herbal liqueur traditionally consumed as an after-dinner digestif, is popping up in restaurants and bars around New Jersey.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting the USA Swimming Foundation, East Hanover PBA Civic Organization, American Heart Association and more.

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Despite statistics that suggest otherwise, many millennials have opted for the Garden State. Here’s why—and how they're affecting the way all of us live.

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Home to one of South Jersey's great restaurant scenes, Collingswood offers an array of dining options. Here are our top picks for where to eat.

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Parsippany resident Jack Hong opened the family-owned eatery in the spring of 2017.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting the Thomas Edison State University Foundation, LADACIN Network, Make-a-Wish NJ and more.

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The Somerset eatery offers vegan, gluten-free and halal options.

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These rookie standouts bring variety and vivacity to a statewide scene that hits for power and average.

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Our state is the sum of triumphs, tragedies, social upheaval, innovation, creativity and cultural milestones.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting Clean Ocean Action, Seeing Eye Inc., Student/Partner Alliance and more.

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