Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

"Goodbye Carey" breakfast

Today is Carey's last day in the Serious Eats Office! :'C We drowned our sorrows (...and celebrated her years of work at Serious Eats) the best way we know how: with carbs. And fat. First, a breakfast spread of lox, spreads, bagels, and a loaf of chocolate babka from Russ and Daughters, and a pile of kouign amann and almond croissants from Dominique Ansel.

A closer look at those kouign amann because why not
A closer look at those kouign amann because why not
Break out the dry ice
Break out the dry ice

We didn't get dry ice specifically for the breakfast party—they came in a package we received that morning—but they added a nice touch to the festivities.

Everyone, dig in!
Everyone, dig in!
A toast for Carey
A toast for Carey

We ended the day on a classy note with champagne. ...Mostly poured into plastic cups. But we gave Carey a real wine glass.

Carey's last moments with Mr. Bear
Carey's last moments with Mr. Bear

Mr. Bear is too damn huge for Carey to bring home, so he'll just live in the SE office. Forever.

Happy Leandra
Happy Leandra

Max just returned from San Francisco and, like a good Serious Eater, brought back some pastries from Tartine. Leandra was pretty excited. Yup.

Serious Eats-inspired brunch
Serious Eats-inspired brunch

Serious Eats reader Leah C. from London sent us a photo of the beautifully colorful brunch she and her friends cooked up featuring a few Serious Eats recipes: eggs baked in avocado and all-cheese taco shells. Thanks for your support, Leah—we wish we could've joined you!

[Photograph: Leah C.]

American Cancer Society's 'Taste of Hope'
American Cancer Society's 'Taste of Hope'

There's a certain set of chefs you'll find at most NYC benefits, but we love seeing something new—like when Parkway Bakery and Tavern, one of our favorite New Orleans po' boy shops, shows up at a Soho tasting event. At American Cancer Society's "Taste of Hope" event, they served a BBQ Alligator po' boy with a Creole remoulade sauce.

[Photograph: Carey Jones]

Gallow Green, Reopened
Gallow Green, Reopened

The rooftop bar Gallow Green has reopened on top of the "McKittrick Hotel," the performance space of Sleep No More in West Chelsea, and Carey celebrated their opening by attending the "Herb Festival," with live music and their excellent punches.

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Hi, Chichi!
Hi, Chichi!

Chichi may not be in Serious Eats these days (she's been busy...*sniffle*), but here's a reminder that she's still alive and well! Robyn met up with her at Mansion for some diner fare. She's really digging that patty melt.

Yuba and Hambone
Yuba and Hambone

Hey, Yuba and Hambone, are you excited to go to brunch with Kenji?

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Someone's a bit drooly
Someone's a bit drooly

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

"LOOKATME!"

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms

Time to look at the cherry blossoms in the park!

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]