Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Starting our morning off right
Starting our morning off right
Our new intern Aaron Arizpe made freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for our grapefruit juice tasting. (Wait, why do we need to use a taste test as an excuse to make fresh juice?)
The cups are ready
The cups are ready
TIme to taste 12 kinds of grapefruit juice! They came in a range of yellows, oranges, and pinks.
Let the tasting begin
Let the tasting begin
And on that day, much vitamin C was ingested.
Happy birthday, Alaina!
Happy birthday, Alaina!
We surprised our general manager Alaina Browne by getting her a birthday carrot cake from Amy's Bread (winner of our NYC carrot cake taste test).
Blowing out the candles
Blowing out the candles
Six candles are no match for Alaina's lungs.
Cake = happiness
Cake = happiness
You can't hold a cake without giving off a huge smile. You just can't.
Time to fry up some fried chicken
Time to fry up some fried chicken
This is editor Kenji Lopez-Alt frying some already fried chicken because...he does stuff like that.
Hambone wants in
Hambone wants in
Of course, he couldn't fry chicken without given a little taste to Hambone.
First, shake.
First, shake.
Now you may nom.
Now you may nom.