Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Sleepy Dogs
Sleepy Dogs

Almost as soon as Hambone and Yuba came into the office, they went into napping mode. We envy them so very much.

Hambone Close-Up
Hambone Close-Up

The smooshiest face in the office.

Beef Inspection
Beef Inspection

Kenji and Nick have been dry aging steaks in a special fridge in the office for the last 100 days. Unfortunately, the fridge was accidentally unplugged at some point, and none of the steaks were salvageable due to rot. :(

Fish Shopping
Fish Shopping

Our old pet fish died (RIP Jeff), so Kenji went to a local fish store to pick up some new Jeffs (Kenji names all his fish Jeff).

"How About That One? Or That One?"
Snack for Yuba
Snack for Yuba

Yuba naps most of the time, but she'll get out of bed for a meat snack.

MONCH
MONCH
Snack for Hambone
Snack for Hambone

Yuba is keeping her eye on the prize.

Hambone Smoosh
Hambone Smoosh
This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters
Noodle Village Likes Us
Noodle Village Likes Us

We were pleasantly surpriesd to see this huge poster of our Best Wonton Soup in Manhattan's Chinatown post in the window at our #1 choice, Noodle Village.

Happy Birthday, Kenji!
Happy Birthday, Kenji!

We surprised Kenji on his birthday (Halloween) with...a FUDGIE THE WHALE ICE CREAM CAKE! Yeah, it's probably more for five-year-olds, but whatever. As for why we got him this cake, he mentioned liking Fudgie some time ago. We will associate Fudgie with Kenji...forever.

Mmk, Dig In
Mmk, Dig In
And Now We Destroy Fudgie
And Now We Destroy Fudgie

Niki, Rémy, Paul, and Jim go in for the kill.

A Serious Eats Halloween
A Serious Eats Halloween

Niki dressed up as Nancy from The Craft and Jamie dressed up as Magritte's The Son of Man. (And the rest of us...didn't bring costumes to the office. We are lame.)

"Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mouth"

Kenji did a casual taste test of Cheez-It vs. Cheese Nips. In conclusion, Cheez-It all the way.

Happy Birthday, Max!
Happy Birthday, Max!

We had a double birthday week! We celebrated Max's birthday with an extra-large DKA (Dominique's Kouign Amann) from one of our favorite bakeries, Dominique Ansel. If you want to feed a crowd a flaky, super buttery, caramelized-to-a-crisp pastry, this is the way to do it.

DKA Innards
DKA Innards
Babushka Jamie
Babushka Jamie

Before our heating turned on, some of us took extreme measures to stay warm. This is Jamie's new winter look.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Video Shoot
Video Shoot

Yuba and Hambone helped out during Kenji's Thanksgiving-related video shoot by cleaning up extra food...with their mouths.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]