Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Boneless chicken leg truck
Boneless chicken leg truck
Robyn couldn't pass up a photo of this simultaneously specific and vague truck parked outside our office building in Chinatown.
Sandwich time
Sandwich time
Erin and Ben indulged in the glory of a soft shell crab banh mi. Review coming soon!
Pepper tasting
Pepper tasting
We tasted black pepper from around the world to learn about regional differences in flavor and aroma.
Pepper tasting
Pepper tasting
Lots of rice to mellow out the pepper. Sneeze count by the end: four.
Frosted Mini-Wheats
Frosted Mini-Wheats
Did you know there were so many kinds of Frosted Mini-Wheats? We didn't. Here's Max and Leandra trying 'em out.
Yuba
Yuba
We didn't get much dog action in the office this week, unfortunately, so thank Kenji for unleashing a batch of outside-the-office dog photos. Like this one of Yuba, sticking out her tongue.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Double dog hug
Double dog hug
Kenji's younger sister peakid having some quality time with the pups-in-law, including Stella, his older sister Aya's dog. (P.S. Congratulations on your brand new DVM, Aya!)

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Gimme hot dog
Gimme hot dog
Hambone stares wistfully at a package of Hoffman hot dogs, an awesome brand from Syracuse. Yuba thinks it's all just a big joke.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Gimme hot dog
Gimme hot dog
Yep...wistful...

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]