Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Surprise! Lobster Roll Lunch from Will!
Surprise! Lobster Roll Lunch from Will!
Our former intern Will Gibney came by after spending a couple summer months in Maine to make us fresh lobster rolls! "This lobster was still in a net yesterday."
Will, You Are the Best
Will, You Are the Best
Everyone just canceled their lunch plans to make room for Will's lobster rolls.
Lobster Roll Assembly
Lobster Roll Assembly
In his cooler Will brought the fresh lobster meat, homemade mayo, some salt and pepper, lemon wedges, hot dog buns, and the optional Sriracha.
A Very Happy Erin
A Very Happy Erin
This office went from regular Thursday medium-happy to WILL MADE US LOBSTER ROLLS HAPPY.
A Very Happy Ben
A Very Happy Ben
A Very Happy Will
A Very Happy Will
Niki Is Part Bunny
Niki Is Part Bunny
Former intern Niki and her boyfriend joined us on a review dinner. Say hi to the camera, Niki! OKAY IMMA POSE LIKE A BUNNY, says Niki.
Clinton Wants Potbelly
Clinton Wants Potbelly
Serious Chicago canine-in-chief Clinton (a.k.a Nick's dog) surveying the damage in the "box o' sandwiches" after we tried all the options at Potbelly.

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Desperate Doggie Pizza Eyes
Desperate Doggie Pizza Eyes
Hambone and Yuba beg for a bite of this pizza Kenji made using the new baking steel.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Yuba face
Yuba face

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Yuba
Yuba
Making her signature snarly face.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Chichi Smiling
Chichi Smiling
SE columnist Chichi and SENY editor Max went out to dinner for noodles. "Max I'm so excited I need to tell you this story…." which started out like a pleasant story about a group dinner, and ended with...
Pie!
Pie!
We got a surprise delivery of a Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie in a wooden box from the Goode Company on thursday. Sweet and buttery with nice, toasty whole pecans. It very nicely answered the question that's always on our mind: what are we going to eat next?

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]