Best all-you-can-eat aphrodisiac - 2007
M & R Bar - CLOSED
According to experts, Americans consume over 3,000 tons of mussels a year. Judging by the appetites of hungry New Yorkers, at least a couple thousand pounds of those must get eaten at the M & R Bar. Every Tuesday night, it's $12 all-you-can-eat mussels and fries—a very European combination—at this Italian restaurant; get there before 8 p.m. and all beers are still buy-one-get-one. Alcohol and a prodigious number of mollusks? That can only mean one thing: sexiness. Along with oysters, mussels contain mineral compounds that help release the testosterone and estrogen in our bodies—which is why they make us strangely want to pounce each other. What better way to spend a weeknight? Find someone sexy, order a few rounds, and eat up! What you do afterwards is between you, your date, and the unlucky people around you on the subway who have to watch you make out.