Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

It Feels Like Fall
It Feels Like Fall
This week, the chill of fall finally arrived. ...So here's Erin celebrating fall with a tiny pumpkin on her head! Because...that's how you celebrate fall. Maybe.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Lard Bread Tasting
Lard Bread Tasting
Interns Dana and Rebecca slice up loaves of lard bread for our lard bread tasting. ...11 loaves. Aw yeah.
Lard Bread Tasting
Lard Bread Tasting
SO MUCH PORK-AND-LARD-ENHANCED BREAD!!!
Ice Cream Delivery
Ice Cream Delivery
Dreyer's sent us their holiday ice cream flavors for us to try. And with the gift of ice cream also comes...
Ice Cream Delivery
Ice Cream Delivery
...THE GIFT OF DRY ICE!
Manatees, Just Having a Good Time
Manatees, Just Having a Good Time
After the dry ice would sublimate no more, the styrofoam box was left with a layer of ice. The fun was over...until we plopped in Robyn's manatee tourist figurines. (As for why Robyn has manatee tourist figurines, they were a random gift from Doug and Bryan of Big Gay Ice Cream. Yup, those guys are great.)
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Cheese, soon to be melty cheese.
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Sandwiches, ready for the press!
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Aw, this sandwich is so excited!
Kenji Making Sandwiches
Kenji Making Sandwiches
And the sandwich was happy no more. (But delicious? Yes.)
Ed and Tom
Ed and Tom
Ed and Tom Douglas, aka one of our favorite chefs and restaurateurs, grabbed falafels for lunch at the new Taim near our office.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Lunch at M. Wells Dinette
Lunch at M. Wells Dinette
Max, Robyn, and friend-of-SE Yini ate lunch at the new M. Wells Dinette for an upcoming review. Something like five-gablillion calories were consumed.
Lunch at M. Wells Dinette
Lunch at M. Wells Dinette
Of course, we also ate dessert.
Yuba in a Shirt
Yuba in a Shirt
Yuba wasn't in the office this week. But somewhere, she was wearing this shirt. And looking very confused.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hambone, Tomato Robber
Hambone, Tomato Robber
Hambone wasn't in the office either. He was busy eating tomatoes off the plant on Kenji's balcony.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]