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.
The small-but-mighty Morristown eatery boasts a long list of rolls, as well as ramen dishes, teriyaki dishes and udon noodle hot pots.

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Emily's Café offers sandwiches, salads and soups, plus coffee and house-baked desserts.

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After his parents’ Somerville staple, Martino’s Cuban, closed in 2018, Martino Linares set out to reimagine authentic family dishes on his own turf.

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The Mercer County–based center assists the homeless with housing, job training and 
child care in a nurturing environment.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting the Summit Medical Group Foundation, Ashley Lauren Foundation, Tackle Kids Cancer and more.

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Turf, Surf and Earth in Somerville offers a vast menu with highly customizable salads, sandwiches, burgers and tacos.

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This bustling Bound Brook gastropub is a great place to unwind.

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Recent galas and donations benefiting the Arc of Essex County, NephCure Kidney International, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and more.

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Her newest book, "The Problem with Everything," is a cultural critique of the country's current state.

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Spend a quiet day getting lost in this Hunterdon County hamlet.

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