Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

A Few Scoops.. or 30
A Few Scoops.. or 30
Editors Erin and Maggie went to Oregon to eat many delicious things, including some stops along the coast. One stop they had to make: the Tillamook Factory, famous for cheese and also ice cream. They may have embarked on a mission to taste every single flavor.

[Photograph: Erin Zimmer]

Erin and her Pink Banana Squash
Erin and her Pink Banana Squash
Ever heard of a pink banana squash? Neither had Erin before visiting the PSU farmers' market in Portland. Here she is cradling her new friend. More snapshots from the market here.

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Sleepy Pink Banana Squash
Sleepy Pink Banana Squash
Did this image pop up in anyone else's mind? Yeah? Yeah.
Getting Crabby in Oregon
Getting Crabby in Oregon
Here's Erin learning to hold a crab at Kelly's Brighton Marina in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Muffaletta Monday
Muffaletta Monday
On Monday, New York editor Max shared muffalettas from Cochon Butcher that he brought back from his vacation in New Orleans. Man, good thing we hired that guy.
Tuesdays with Dorie
Tuesdays with Dorie
Here's Max chatting with Dorie Greenspan at her new cookie shop Beurre & Sel. It's only a 15-minute walk from our office. That's a long enough walk to burn off a cookie's calories, right?...no?...eh, whatever.
Double Fruit Failure
Double Fruit Failure
The half grape-, half peach-flavored Oreo cookies from China were the most problematic, as illustrated by Robyn's face. The cookies smelled like Hi-Chews gone wrong. We wish we had good ol' regular Oreos on hand to undo the effect of these guys.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

IT'S A VEGETABLE!!!
IT'S A VEGETABLE!!!
During a Slurped mission at Great NY Noodle Town, Chichi got super excited at the sight of generous vegetable matter in her noodle dish.
Say Hello to Sam!
Say Hello to Sam!
San Francisco contributor David Kover has been scarce around these parts since he and his wife welcomed their first son, Sam, back in July. David says he'll have Sam out on the pizza and burger beat soon enough though.

[Photograph: David Kover]

The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask
The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask
Carey tasted the oldest whiskey she's ever had: The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask, bottled from a lost single-cask distillate from 1970, with only 50 bottles available in the US. Here's David King, president of Anchor Distilling Company which imports Glenrothes, talking about the 1988 Glenrothes, the 1978, and the pretty insanely awesome 1970. (It's $5000/bottle; unfortunately, they didn't sneak one into a goody bag on the way out!)

[Photographs: Gunnar Larson for The Glenrothes]