Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

HAMBONE!!!
HAMBONE!!!
HAMBONE'S BACK, GUYS! AW YEAH! AWWW YEAAAAH!!! GET READY FOR HAMBONE ACTION!!!
Hambone Looking At Something!
Hambone Looking At Something!
Hambone With His Mouth Open!
Hambone With His Mouth Open!
Street Meat Tasting
Street Meat Tasting
Max and Jessica get ready at the tasting "table" (err a bench near the corner of 53rd Street ant 6th Avenue) during our halal cart taste test.
Ed's Chocolate Bar
Ed's Chocolate Bar
Ed's story behind his personalized chocolate bar: "My brother's friend Marina is Italian, and twice now Marina has had her chocolate-loving friend Donatella Sautoro send me artisanal chocolate bars from the chocolate shop PILUC S.n.c. dei Fratelli Pipolo in Naples. I guess Donatella and Marina figured the best way to get me to eat it and write something was by putting my name on the chocolate bar. It worked. P.S. This dark chocolate is some of the best I have ever tasted: fruity, nutty, smooth, with just enough sweetness and no grittiness at all."
Happy Oyster Eaters
Happy Oyster Eaters
Managing editor Carey Jones (right) and San Francisco writer Lauren Sloss (left) shuck (and eat) a few dozen oysters at Tomales Bay oyster farm, north of San Francisco. These are their deliriously happy oyster smiles.

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Congee Tasting
Congee Tasting
We also had multiple congee tastings for an upcoming roundup on SE New York.
Leftover Congee
Leftover Congee
What do you do with leftover congee? One idea: Feed it to Hambone and Yuba. They're really into congee. Kenji mixed it into dog food.
Mac and Cheese Taste Test
Mac and Cheese Taste Test
Kenji cooked a whole lot of pasta for our boxed mac and cheese taste test this week.
Mac and Cheese Taste Test
Mac and Cheese Taste Test
Kenji helped Max do a quick blind taste test between some of the brands. ...Kenji really got into it.
Special Delivery from Cakespy
Special Delivery from Cakespy
Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy, sent us some of her adorable greeting cards and framed artwork out of the blue! Robyn went a little crazy with glee...which means she's earned the right to hang the art right over her computer.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Yuba Time
Yuba Time
We didn't forget about Yuba; we were just saving her for later. YUBA TIME IS ON!!!
Buggy Yuba
Buggy Yuba
Still Buggy Yuba
Still Buggy Yuba
Oh Man, So Buggy
Oh Man, So Buggy
Reach Out and Poke the Yuba
Reach Out and Poke the Yuba
We put a wee bit of hummus on her nose. Yup, that was fun.
Concentrate on the Finger
Concentrate on the Finger
[SLURP]
[SLURP]