Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Dim sum lunch
Dim sum lunch
We moved to Chinatown over a year ago, but we only went out for our first group dim sum meal this week. (Shame; we feel it.) Our group of 13 went to Royal Seafood for lunch, but since we couldn't all fit at one table, we were awkwardly split into two tables of nine and four. Here's Sam, Erin, Carey, and Ben at the big table.
Dim sum lunch
Dim sum lunch
Here's Alaina, Max, Kenji, and Will. So close, yet...so...far...[reaches out hand]
Full house
Full house
At 1 p.m. on a Tuesday, this place was packed, mostly with families.
Bye, Will
Bye, Will
Tuesday was Will's last day interning with us. :'( We stuffed ourselves with dim sum as a send-off meal for Will...and to distract us from our deep, blubbering sadness. Interns Sam, Gracie, Will, and Molly got together for a final group shot.
So much leftover Spam
So much leftover Spam
Max reacts to the leftovers from our Spam taste test last week. ...We have no plans for the meat bricks.
Snoball break
Snoball break
On Thursday afternoon, Max, Robyn, and SE friend Anna took a break from the heat with snoballs/shaved ice at An Icy Introduction. Snoball-ologist Kafi Dublin knows her craft. With this weather, we'll surely be repeat customers.
Hummus Factory Visit
Hummus Factory Visit
Erin spent a week in Israel touring farms, meeting chefs, visiting spice markets, and eating lots and lots of hummus. She even went behind the scenes at the Strauss factory, the largest hummus-producer in Israel and the owner of Sabra in the U.S. Stay tuned for her photos from the hummus laboratory soon!
The stages of Hambone desire
The stages of Hambone desire
First, he's patient and barely fidgets; he just stares at the food. Staaaares.
The stages of Hambone desire
The stages of Hambone desire
But then comes the pawing.
The stages of Hambone desire
The stages of Hambone desire
And then it's back to stage one.
More Hambone looking at food
More Hambone looking at food
"HAMBONE, YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT WITH THAT FACE"
Happy shake
Happy shake