Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hambone and Yuba!
Hambone and Yuba!

It's been ages since Hambone and Yuba have been in the office! WELCOME BACK! DID YOU MISS US?

[Flump]
[Flump]

Oh, Hambone's a bit sleepy. Ok...how about Yuba?

[Plop]
[Plop]

I'm sure Yuba is excited. On the inside.

Waffling White Castle Sliders
Waffling White Castle Sliders

We had leftover frozen White Castle Sliders from our frozen burger taste test. And thus White Castle slider waffles (slaffles?) were born.

Waffling, Complete
Waffling, Complete
Moment of Truth
Moment of Truth

Overall, they were kind of meh. "It tastes like White Castle but is the textural opposite," Kenji said. No more soft bun action, just crisp. We still ate them all, though.

Hambone, Always Hungry
Hambone, Always Hungry
Now With Cheese
Now With Cheese

We tried waffling the sliders again, this time with American cheese. It was a mild improvement.

Yuba Time!
Yuba Time!

Can you handle YUBA TIME? Get ready for more.

More Yuba
More Yuba
Blerf
Blerf
Walk That Dog...or Pig?
Walk That Dog...or Pig?

A snapshot of San Diego weirdness from Erin that the world must see: "On the way home from reviewing the burger at Encore, I stumbled upon this precious moment. Yep, that's a miniature pinscher taking a pig for a walk in downtown San Diego."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Snowshoe-Clad Erin
Snowshoe-Clad Erin

"Oh, did I mention that I got stranded for two extra days because of a giant storm? Yep, that happened AND IT WAS THE BEST. When you get stuck in Vermont, the best way to get around is definitely by snowshoe. Hot chocolate hand warmers are also a great idea."

[Photograph: Courtesy of Erin Jackson]

A Serious Eats Picnic for One
A Serious Eats Picnic for One

Niki randomly received this picnic set in the mail. Unfortunately, it was missing a lush, green park and warm, sunny weather.

How to Flatten a Shooter's Sandwich
How to Flatten a Shooter's Sandwich

Kenji continued experimenting with shooter's-style sandwiches this week. He flattened one with the help of a table.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Cricket!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Cricket!

Here's your weekly dose of Cricket from Dennis Lee, who's getting in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a green doughnut.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Cricket!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Cricket!

"Gimme doughnut. Gimme."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]