Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Drooling Hambone
Drooling Hambone

When Hambone gets thirsty, Hambone gets drippy. And when Hambone gets drippy, the streets of Harrisburg, PA, feel his wrath.

Bravetart and Kenji
Bravetart and Kenji

Kenji made a pit-stop in Lexington, KY, to visit with Stella Parks (aka Bravetart) on his way across the country this week. He'll be working out of San Francisco with the pups until October. They had a night full of bourbon and a morning of buns and hash.

[Photograph: Clayton Martin]

Sweet potato hash and sticky buns
Sweet potato hash and sticky buns

Breakfast is served! Kenji's sweet potato hash (stay tuned for a recipe!), and Bravetart's crazy-sticky sticky buns (these were a tester batch for the recipe in her upcoming book!).

Airborne Kenji
Airborne Kenji

"This guy is crazy," thinks Hambone, as Kenji takes a running jump into Lake St. Catherine in Arkansas.

[Photograph: Clayton Martin]

Breakfast tacos
Breakfast tacos

When Kenji tweeted that he's not a fan of the breakfast taco, it was only minutes before the folks at Taco Journalism offered to change his mind. They met the next morning for breakfast tacos from Veracruz All Natural. Migas were consumed, friends were made, minds were changed.

Barbecue from Blue Ox
Barbecue from Blue Ox

What better way to follow up a taco breakfast with a barbecue lunch? This monster platter of smoked meats comes from Blue Ox in Austin.

Hatch chilies
Hatch chilies

It's the height of Hatch chile season. Here a chile dealer strings up fresh chilies to be dried for next year.

Pizzeria Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco

Kenji made a quick pit-stop at Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix for his deservedly well-known Rosa, made with red onions, pistachios, rosemary, and Parmesan.

Beach dogs
Beach dogs

Kenji and the pups get their first feel of West Coast water on the beach in Malibu.

[Photograph: Clayton Martin]

Chinese bakery tasting
Chinese bakery tasting

Intern Ida has been gathering sweets from Chinese bakeries over the last two weeks in search of the best bakeries in Chinatown. Here's part of the spread from one day.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Chinese bakery tasting
Chinese bakery tasting

Interns Meena, Ida, and Melissa dig into some Chinese bakery sweets.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Yet another tasting round
Yet another tasting round

Ida may be regretting her decision to search for the best bakery in Chinatown. We ate more mediocre buns than we'd prefer.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Monster-themed cereals
Monster-themed cereals

Leandra's Goldfish-induced excitement was quickly surpassed when she received a special package of General Mills' monster-themed cereals, way before Halloween.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A love that will last forever
A love that will last forever

One of Ida's final requests on her last day in the office (sniffle) was to get her photo taken with Mr. Bear. These guys were just made for each other.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Beef photoshoot
Beef photoshoot

Nick Solares stopped by SEHQ to check on the rib roast we've been aging in Kenji's mini-fridge.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]