photo courtesy of www.fishtalesonline.comGothamist knows that one of the most important ingredients in making a fantastic meal is - fantastic ingredients. That's why we make it our business to know our neighborhood's finest butcher, baker and candlestick maker (scratch that last one and substitute bodega with the freshest produce). But, equally important - and a rarer find in some of the city's 'hoods - is the truly terrific fishmonger.

Think about it. Do you trust your local fish and seafood shop enough to eat its underwater wares raw?

One of Gothamists favorite stops for finny things - Fish Tales in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. These guys know fish - from ruby red slabs of sushi-grade tuna and vibrant orange salmon filets to house-made crab cakes and fresh fish stock (ideal for use in your next seafood risotto).

And, speaking of fishmongers, ever notice that the only other "monger" you ever hear about is a warmonger? What's that about?

Fish Tales
191A Court St (btwn. Bergen and Wyckoff)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-1346