Food & Drink

Aqualis Grill Opens

Aqualis Grill Opens

Fish Out of Water

Deep in the heart of the Bronx, during the wee hours of the morning, there exists a place so smelly, so slimy, only the heartiest of men dare walk its cavernous halls.

Naturally, we had to go there, too.

It’s the Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point, where we recently accompanied Ani Papa, owner of Fort Greene’s new Mediterranean-inspired seafood resto Aqualis Grill.

Papa goes there two or three times a week to hand-select what’ll be served at Aqualis, from gigantic swordfish to tiny squid (calamari, yum) and downright perfect sea bass.

If you don’t like the sight of a fresh catch, this could make you a little squeamish.

Though we’re pretty sure you’ll be hooked.

Aqualis Grill, 773 Fulton Street, between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street, Fort Greene (718-797-3494). For more information on Hunts Point, go to huntspoint.com.