Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Pigging Out at El Tenampa
Pigging Out at El Tenampa

Last Saturday we headed to El Tenampa in Greenwood Heights and ate EVERYTHING A BUTTLOAD (all to be revealed in an upcoming post)! Tacos, tortas, sopes, soups, rice dishes, etc. Shared between 15 people, it ended up being the perfect amount of food. (As for that "floating" plate, it's sitting on top of a napkin dispenser.)

Eaters
Eaters

Serious Eaters in the back and in the front.

Get Ready for the Trough
Get Ready for the Trough

After taco time, a handful of us headed to Ample Hills for the dessert of gluttonous kings: the Trough, a 9-inch Malty Salty Puddin' pie topped with eight scoops of ice cream, chunks of cookie dough and The Munchies (combo of pretzels, Ritz crackers and M&Ms), hot fudge, salted butter caramel, and whipped cream. Ideally you'd be sharing this with ten other people. Here's Max and a random excited customer basking in the Trough's glory.

Dig In!
Dig In!
Post-Trough Max
Post-Trough Max

Our group of seven could not entirely defeat the Trough, but we did a pretty good job. Max...he didn't feel so great after.

Kenji at His Proudest
Kenji at His Proudest

"Robyn! I made rice that doesn't suck!!!! Look!!!@#!@$"

It's Kenji's greatest food achievement yet: cooking rice in a pot with successful results. It's the best rice he's ever made without a rice cooker.

Me: "What'd you do differently this time?"

Kenji: "...I don't know."

Making Wontons
Making Wontons

What to do with leftover broth? Kenji had a craving for wonton noodle soup, so he made a big batch for the whole office.

QWOP Time
QWOP Time

Mm yeah it's just Kenji and Ben wearing the same shirt and playing 2QWOP.

Waffled Pierogis
Waffled Pierogis

For our latest "Will It Waffle?" experiment, we tried waffling pierogies (specifically Mrs. T's). No one was more excited than Leandra.

Cheap Beer Taste Test
Cheap Beer Taste Test

Today we tasted nine cheap beers for a Super Bowl-themed taste test. Let's never do this again.

Guilty Pixel
Guilty Pixel

Woohoo, cat action from Erin jackson!

"This is Pixel's best 'Who, me? No, I would never lick the raspberry tart you're defrosting on the counter for a Sweets post' face. And it is fooling no one!"

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Cricket + Catfish Pita
Cricket + Catfish Pita

And another cat from Dennis! Here's Cricket fixed on a catfish pita.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Hambone's
Hambone's "Gimme Soup" Stare

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Winter Beach Time
Winter Beach Time

Last weekend, Hambone and Yuba got some carefree running-on-the-beach time in Montauk.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Yuba, Less Gallop-y
Yuba, Less Gallop-y

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Shake it Out
Shake it Out

Face, so smush.

FACE CLOSE-UP
FACE CLOSE-UP
Now, Jerkily Animated
Now, Jerkily Animated