# Essex county
Where to Find the Best Happy Hour Deals in Montclair + Beyond
One of the best ways to unwind towards the end of the workweek? Grabbing a drink with co-workers or friends of course. And what makes that outing even better? Spending it at a solid spot that doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for drinks and food. Thankfully, there are a ton of restaurants and bars in Essex county running great deals for your next post-work unwind session.
A List of the Best Portuguese Restaurants in Essex County
It's no surprise that Essex County is a major hub for international cuisines. Places like the Ironbound neighborhood in Newark are known to have some of the best Portuguese food in the entire country so residents seeking a journey through Portugal's delectable flavors can find it without having to travel far.
A $3.7 Million Dollar expansion coming to Turtle Back Zoo
Essex County officials have recently announced plans to modernize the Red Panda and Clouded Leopard areas in the Turtle Back Zoo's Asia-themed exhibit. Keep reading to find out what that means for both residents and animals currently inhabiting the zoo.
4 new Essex County Restaurants to check out this Week
The Essex county dining scene is constantly changing, growing, and evolving. As 2020 saw the mass closure of restaurants, 2021 has seen the reopening and in some instances, exciting new restaurant concepts. Below is a list of four places that have opened over the past couple of months that are definitely worth a try.