Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Mr. Bear, hittin' the sauce
Mr. Bear, hittin' the sauce

This is what happens when you leave Mr. Bear by himself in the office over Memorial Day weekend. Oh dear.

Packing burgers
Packing burgers

Food Lab intern Luke Davin is portioning out beef for a test involving the cooking temperature of hamburgers. All of the patties are going to be bagged with no pressure and cooked in a water bath to monitor their changes with temperature and time.

Italian combo tasting
Italian combo tasting

Ed, Kenji, and Max taste a few Italian combo sandwiches from around Little Italy.

Yuba's tongue, just because
Yuba's tongue, just because
Open wide!
Open wide!

Yuba: "Where's mah cheese curd nub?"

Cheese curd, defeated
Cheese curd, defeated

Yuba: "But I still want cheese curd nub..."

Cheese curd acquired!
Cheese curd acquired!
"Why did he leave us?"

For a few moments after Kenji popped out of the office, Hambone and Yuba just stared towards the main door, hoping for his return.

Playtime
Playtime