Each Sunday, the FWF team selects the most inspiring, enlightening, and fascinating stories from the previous week. Spend your day of rest reading some exceptional food journalism.

Chefs Hit the Fulton Fish Market, Pop Uni and Bacon-Buttered Crab Meat Until 5 a.m. [via Food & Wine]

The Fulton Fish Market is “one of those insomniac marvels New Yorkers know about but rarely get a chance to experience,” writes Jordana Rothman. To catch a glimpse of the bustling emporium (the largest of its kind outside Tsukiji in Tokyo), she rides along with the crews from Maison Premiere and Bun-Ker as they hunt down blood clams, baby octopus, blue crabs, and a whole lot more. The trek culminates with a 5am feast that sounds a gazillion times better than whatever you’re going to have for brunch today.—Chris Schonberger

Are Octopuses Too Intelligent to be Eaten? [via The New Yorker]

Octopus intelligence is well0documented. Silvia Killingsworth writes, “They have been known to open jars, guard their unhatched eggs for months or even years, and demonstrate personalities.” So, should we be eating them? Considering CUNY biology professor Peter Godfrey-Smith says octopuses are “probably the closest we’ll get to meeting an intelligent alien,” you have to wonder.—Erin Mosbaugh

There’s a Lot of Bad Cocktails at NYC Restaurants [via the New York Times]

“Lately, an awful lot of the cocktails I’ve had in restaurants have landed with a splat in the ‘not good’ category,” writes NYT restaurant critic Pete Wells. He says that the overly sour, bitter, sweet, and complicated drinks served at modern, highbrow restaurants are reminiscent of Robitussin. Instead of always trying to order fancy cocktails at restaurants, maybe it’s best that we make our way to a bar that prides itself on cocktail conjuring before dinner.—Erin Mosbaugh

Our Cities’ Water Systems Are Becoming Obsolete. What Will Replace Them? [via Vox]

Apparently, we’re about to face a major water crisis “as continued population growth and climate change stretch the ability of urban water systems to meet our needs.” This doesn’t sound fun.—Erin Mosbaugh

Consider the Food Writer [via Medium]

Josh Ozersky gets his food-nerd troll on in the way that only he can, slapping the OVERRATED sign on the first lady of food writing, M.F.K. Fisher. He argues that food media has become a slave to the influence of the Art of Eating author. “Fisherism, as I think of it, is now so ubiquitous, so inescapable, that not even its exponents even recognize it at this point,” he writes. “Fisherism is, not to put too fine a point on it, a straight-up form of cultural hegemony.” Whether you agree or disagree, he makes some compelling points about the lack of diversity in contemporary food writing.—Chris Schonberger