Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Gummy Goo
Gummy Goo
What happens after you leave rummy bears out for awhile?
Creepy Goo
Creepy Goo
Boozy sliminess, intern Will finds out.
Preppin'
Preppin'
Kenji, intern Will, and intern Sam prep the snacks for the Nolet's–Serious Eats happy hour.
Drinks!
Drinks!
Basil Tom Collins with NOLET's gin. These went pretty quickly.
Carey and Maria
Carey and Maria
Sweets writer Maria del Mar Sacasa and senior managing editor Carey Jones double-fisting sampling a few drinks.
Shakin' It
Shakin' It
NOLET's brought bartender John McCarthy (of Whitehall and Highlands) to mix up the drinks.
The Youngest Happy Hour-er
The Youngest Happy Hour-er
Michael Dietsch brought along his wife, Jennifer Hess of Last Night's Dinner, and adorable son. He was especially interested in trying the asparagus and watermelon salad, and didn't seem to mind missing out on the cocktails.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Jonathan and Robyn
Jonathan and Robyn

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Overlord Surveys the Scene
Overlord Surveys the Scene
Ed Levine, pretty happy with his cocktail.
Rocky Road Happiness
Rocky Road Happiness
Why is ad sales director Leandra so happy? Because Max just gave her a cone of homemade rocky road ice cream (for a future Scooped post).
Saving Some for Later
Saving Some for Later
Leandra couldn't finish the cone right then and there. In the freezer it went.
An Austrian Souvenir
An Austrian Souvenir
Maggie returned from a week of wine tasting in Austria with a riesling tattoo...(Don't worry, Mom, it's temporary.)

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Yubaaa!!!
Yubaaa!!!
She wants your love...and you shall give it to her.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Hambone Wants Salmon
Hambone Wants Salmon
When the paw goes up, he means business.
Muzzle close up
Muzzle close up
Yuba Wants In
Yuba Wants In
She happily snarfed the salmon down.
Rub the Hambone
Rub the Hambone
Would ya look at those skin folds.
"Come Here, Yuba!"
Yuba has no trouble going up stairs, but she's not so good at coming down stairs. Here Kenji and Hambone await her descent.
Sandwich Tasting
Sandwich Tasting
Just another one of those days when we all gather in the kitchen to try a bunch of sandwiches.
Someone's Hungry
Someone's Hungry
Hambone wanted a sandwich, too.
Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting
Hambone Wants Banana
Hambone Wants Banana
Robyn was about to eat her banana, until Hambone moseyed over and made it clear he wouldn't leave until she fed him.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

La Vara
La Vara
Senior managing editor Erin and former SE developer Christine dig into dinner at La Vara, this week's review.