Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Group lunch at Parm
Group lunch at Parm
The whole Serious Eats office rarely eats out together, but we had good reason to this week: to say good-bye to our Drinks editor, Maggie Hoffman, before she moves to San Francisco (sniffle!...but don't worry; she'll still be editing, just from the other side of the country), and to welcome our new ad sales director, Jen Weinberg! We ate lots of awesome sandwiches during our lunch at Parm.
Ed imbibing
Ed imbibing
Serious Eats overlord Ed insisted on getting Parm's special cocktail, the Bay Ridge Breeze, to go with his roast pork platter.
"Feed me feed me"
When Hambone looks like this, it can only mean one thing...
Discussion
Discussion
Hambone: Should we continue putting on our show of immeasurable cuteness for the Humans?
Yuba: Yes; maybe they will reward us.
Back to the meat
Back to the meat
Ice cream sandwich hack
Ice cream sandwich hack
We did another ice cream sandwich hack, this time with a chocolate chip cookie from Levain bakery (our favorite chocolate chip in NYC) and gelato from Grom.
Blind wine tasting
Blind wine tasting
We've never had so much brown-bagged alcohol in our office before.
Leandra and her tups
Leandra and her tups
For some reason, plastic storage containers (we call em "tuppies") tend to disappear in our office. Leandra finally bought us a whole bunch of new ones. Tuppies, replenished!
Maialino Pastries
Maialino Pastries
One of our writers stopped by to say hi and, what a bonus, she brought boxes of the fantastic pastries from Maialino, including the insane Sticky Brioche Caramellatos. The toffee glazed brioches are extremely rich and buttery tasting.
They just keep on going
They just keep on going
Kenji and Yuba
Kenji and Yuba
Yuba wanted to help out, but turns out she can't type or hold a mouse. Thanks for nothing, Yuba.

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Hi, Yuba!
Hi, Yuba!
Oh, Yuba and her permanent snarl-face. We love it. Let's look at more Yuba faces.
Yuba squint
Yuba squint
Yuba planning her next move
Yuba planning her next move
Yuba close-up
Yuba close-up
Yuba, Ruler of the Serious Eats Kingdom
Yuba, Ruler of the Serious Eats Kingdom
Leandra to the rescue!
Leandra to the rescue!
We call that straight-limbed pose "The Yuba."
X-rayed Yuba
X-rayed Yuba
Yuba was having a bit of tummy trouble earlier this week, so we did what any sensible people would do and decided to take a look at her insides.

[Image: Kenji Lopez-Alt]