Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hill Country Fried Chicken Birthday Lunch
Hill Country Fried Chicken Birthday Lunch
To celebrate Ed's birthday on Thursday, we got lunch from Hill Country Fried Country—a whole lot of fried chicken and sides, and...
Pie on Fire
Pie on Fire
...A most excellent banana cream pie. The candles (sort of) spell out "ED"!
Dumpling Wants to Eat Cheeseburger Dip
Dumpling Wants to Eat Cheeseburger Dip
Actually, Dumpling wants to eat everything. Here he is staring at Kenji's cheeseburger dip.
Dumpling Wants Pie
Dumpling Wants Pie
No, Dumpling; Ed's birthday pie is for humans only.
Dumpling Gets All The Ladeez
Dumpling Gets All The Ladeez
Aw yeah.
Smile for Beer
Smile for Beer
Sean Lily Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in North Carolina stopped by to say hello. And share some treasures from a number of North Carolina breweries for us to try out, including his tasty Sour Sweet Potato beer and First Frost, brewed with local, wild persimmons.
Guacamole Stadium in Progress
Guacamole Stadium in Progress
We made an edible stadium. It took us about four and a half hours. Stay tuned. All will be revealed on Sunday!
Valentine's Day-Themed Mini-Cupcakes
Valentine's Day-Themed Mini-Cupcakes
Just like she did last year, this week Grace Hiura of Cakelab brought us Valentine's Day-themed mini cupcakes. This year's batch is a little different from last year's though: She made a set for people celebrating Valentine's Day, and one for those...not doing much celebrating. But both were equally delicious. Pictured above is the Sourpuss set.
Cutting Doughnuts
Cutting Doughnuts
Since all of the doughnuts from Flex Doughnuts looked pretty much the same on the outside, Robyn performed doughnut surgery for more interesting photos. Mm, doughnut innards.