Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Ladeez, Stop What You're Doing; Sugar Bear Is Here
Ladeez, Stop What You're Doing; Sugar Bear Is Here

When you write about cereal, you get some serious perks, as Leandra found out this morning when Sugar Bear stopped by our office. Yes.

Sugar Bear Meets Mr. Bear
Sugar Bear Meets Mr. Bear

Finally, a friend for Mr. Bear! Someone who understands him!

COME 'ERE!
COME 'ERE!

Leandra has expressed less than complimentary feelings about Sugar Bear. But Sugar Bear is a fuzzy wellspring of forgiveness. HUG IT OUT.

HUG ACHIEVED!!!
HUG ACHIEVED!!!
The Meat Is Calling
The Meat Is Calling

Kenji made a whole bunch of shooter’s sandwich variations this week for an upcoming post. Jamón and Yuba were more than a little interested.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hungry Yuba
Hungry Yuba

Please sir, may I have some tasty beef fat? she seemed to say.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Shooter's Sandwich
Shooter's Sandwich

The results of Kenji's first shooter's sandwich.

MORE SANDWICH
MORE SANDWICH

Kenji also made a muffaletta shooter's sandwich.

Muffaletta Innards
Muffaletta Innards
[Lick]
[Lick]

Max: "Here, lick the paddle of the cone ice cream.

Me: "Yes."

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

PET ME?
PET ME?

Erin Jackson is really bringing the cute this week: "Here's one of Pixel's many 'pet me' poses. Resistance is futile! Her eyes turn my heart into marshmallow fluff."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

[Lick, lick]
[Lick, lick]

"Is there anything cuter than a cat washing its face? No, there really isn't."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

More Cricket
More Cricket

"This was her reaction when I told her that Taco Bell is starting to do breakfast."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Even More Cricket
Even More Cricket

"She's thinking that might not be such a good idea."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Tub Time for Hambone
Tub Time for Hambone

Kenji used to have a tough time getting Hambone in the tub for a wash, but now Hambone gets in the tub willingly. ...While looking very glum. No point in fighting it, Hambone. You know the drill.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Sad Pizza
Sad Pizza

Last week I spotted these sad pies on a sidewalk. This week, Kenji spotted this abandoned slice on a sidewalk. What pizza horrors will we encounter next week?

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Kenji's Nephew
Kenji's Nephew

Baby action from Kenji: "Ok, so it didn’t happen here and he’s not my baby, but he’s my nephew, and I think the fact that he already has both hands in his mouth means he’s bound to be a Serious Eater."

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]