Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Tasting Takis
Tasting Takis

This week we had two taste tests, starting with Takis vs. Dinamita. Here's Leandra, Marissa, Tracie, and Max deep in Takis-related thought.

Vegan Mayo Taste Test
Vegan Mayo Taste Test

Taste test number 2: vegan mayo. Mmmm....so many...white/cream blobs.

Vegan Mayo Taste Test
Vegan Mayo Taste Test

The mayo went down more easily in potato salad form and as dip for fries.

[Sniff]
[Sniff]

"A quick sniff is as far as it went. Wish I could say the same for myself. That was a tough day in Food Writer Land."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Pixel and the Burger Box Fort
Pixel and the Burger Box Fort

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Hi, Cricket!
Hi, Cricket!

More kitty cuteness from Dennis!

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Deep-Dish Pizza at Emmett's
Deep-Dish Pizza at Emmett's

Max, Niki, Jamie, and I checked out Chicago deep-dish pizza joint Emmett's for an upcoming review. SOOO CHEEESE.

Too Much Barbecue
Too Much Barbecue

And the day after eating too much cheese and crust, Max and I joined up with our friend Eric for a review dinner at Hometown Barbecue in Red Hook. The three of us ordered enough for...six? Oops.

Dim Sum Lunch at Jing Fong
Dim Sum Lunch at Jing Fong

The office went out for a special dim sum lunch at Jing Fong to welcome the newest addition to the Serious Eats office, Leang (our Sales Operations Manager)! Here's Jamie, Rabi, Leang, Paul, Ben, and Leandra.

Hi, Tesla!
Hi, Tesla!

Because I figure you won't say no to more cats, here are some photos I took this week of my friend (and longtime SE reader) Lee Anne's cat, Tesla. He's an exceptionally rotund, fluffy fellow who loves tummy rubs.

Gimme Meat
Gimme Meat

Tesla, fixated on a pork chunk.

MY MEAT!!!
MY MEAT!!!
Scratchies
Scratchies

Tesla, soaking in the love.