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.
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.