Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Joe and Dennis
Joe and Dennis

This week Kenji went on a whirlwind tour of deep dish, pan, and stuffed pizzas in Chicago for research for an upcoming Food Lab article. Nick, Joe Roy, and Dennis Lee helped him work his way through a small wading pool’s worth of cheese.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hot Dog Time
Hot Dog Time

What’s the best way to wash down five Chicago pizzas? With some Vienna beef hot dogs, of course.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Much Contemplation
Much Contemplation

Nick and Joe contemplate their wieners while Dennis contemplates Nick.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Kenji and Dennis
Kenji and Dennis

THE NIGHTMARES MEMORIES SHALL LAST FOREVER.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

So Much Egg
So Much Egg

Mmm, nothing like a good ol' afternoon snack of...15 scrambled eggs prepared in five mildly different ways. Daniel will reveal more in an upcoming post.

Bronx Sandwich
Bronx Sandwich

Chris Crowley stopped by with a few bags of ingredients to make a DIY Bronx sandwich. Fresh mozzarella, spicy sausage, fried eggplant, olives, and more.

IT IS PASTA TIME
IT IS PASTA TIME

Paul, Leang, Ed, Ben, and Leandra dig in.

Bagel Time
Bagel Time

The peeps at Black Seed Bagels delivered some of their goods to our office this week. Daniel is really into his bagel.

Margot's Pizza
Margot's Pizza

We checked out Slice founder Adam Kuban's test run of his pop-up bar pizza joint, Margot's Pizza, at Emily in Brooklyn. Here he is with fellow Serious Eaters Tim Nguyen and (Emily co-owner and chef) Matthew Hyland. More info about Margot's Pizza to come later!

Meet Margot!
Meet Margot!

Meet the namesake of Margot's Pizza, Adam's baby daughter! THE CUTENESS IS IMMENSE.

"Gimme!"
Oops, Too Much Dumpling
Oops, Too Much Dumpling
Margot's Got It
Margot's Got It
Hi, Pixel!
Hi, Pixel!

The latest cuteness from Erin Jackson and Pixel:

"This is Pixel's 'gimmie cheese' face. It's the same as her 'gimmie snap peas,' 'gimmie beets,' and 'gimmie dried cranberries' face. I have a weird cat."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Cricket in a Box
Cricket in a Box

The latest cuteness from Dennis Lee and Cricket:

"If you own a cat, then you know...they love boxes. Cricket does."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Dennis's New Pets
Dennis's New Pets

"This might not be a picture of a cat, but it's definitely awesome. This is the saltwater aquarium I just inherited from a friend. And its inhabitants are Nemo and Marlin. It's beautiful in person."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]