Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Cricket = Doughtnut Bed = AWWWWW
Cricket = Doughtnut Bed = AWWWWW

Do not worry: CRICKET IS HERE! And she has the best doughnut bed. Dennis says doughnuts are one of Cricket's favorite foods.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Hello, Pixel!
Hello, Pixel!

More cat action, this time from Erin Jackson! She works from home in San Diego with her cat Pixel by her side:

"Working from home has its challenges, namely distractions, like fighting the urge to not nibble on frozen cookie dough, and frequent "pet me' requests from Pixel. How can you resist this face? Answer: you can't."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Waffling Pizza
Waffling Pizza

This is Kenji's "OMG THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME" face while waffling pizza in our awesome waffle maker.

THE HUNGER IS REAL
THE HUNGER IS REAL

Leandra, Paul, and Ben keep their eyes on the prize as the next batch of pizza waffles comes out.

Pizza and Garlic Knots
Pizza and Garlic Knots

Kenji threw some garlic knots in the waffle maker as well because why not?

Happy Birthday, Jamie!
Happy Birthday, Jamie!

We celebrated Jamie's birthday the best way we knew how: with HAM. (She loves ham.) More specifically, Serrano ham and Jamón Iberico de Bellota...and bread, and cheese, and almonds from Despaña.

Jamie's Birthday, Continued
Jamie's Birthday, Continued

Jamie's birthday continued after work at Brooklyn barbecue joint Fette Sau. Here's former Serious Eats editor Erin Zimmer, Niki, and Jamie with bourbon and a mound of birthday doughnuts.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Just Another Birthday at Serious Eats
Just Another Birthday at Serious Eats

After Fette Sau, the party moved to The Commodore. Here's Jamie about to lick nacho cheese from Niki's finger because alcohol. Read more about the night in Kenji's "Day in the Life" post.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Bye, Jen!
Bye, Jen!

We were sad to say goodbye to Jen Vandertoorn, our former Account Director of Ad Sales. Now she can be reminded of the sadness forever with our custom sad Yuba card!

LUNGE!
LUNGE!

Kenji in running shorts and sneakers? Huh? Kenji stunned the office with his new exercise regimen. Here he is after coming back from a midday run.

HOW TO QWOP
HOW TO QWOP

At first glance, it looks like Kenji is playing QWOP. But no—he's watching a YouTube video of someone playing QWOP.

How did it come to this, Kenji?

Williamsburg Pizza
Williamsburg Pizza

Williamsburg Pizza recently opened a location near our office, woo! They brought three pies to our office, which we happily demolished.

PIXEL WANTS TACOS
PIXEL WANTS TACOS

If you didn't read Erin Jackson's Del Taco turkey taco review, then you missed out on some amazing photos of Pixel. Like this one.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Awwww
Awwww

And this one.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]