Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Well hello there.
Well hello there.

Vicky brought her dog Toby to the office on Thursday. Everyone was feeling a bit doggie-deprived since Kenji's dogs Hambone and Yuba headed out west, so Toby was quite a hit.

Niki and Toby
Niki and Toby

The start of a beautiful friendship.

A dog and his stick.
A dog and his stick.

Toby made himself at home in the office, and was a model of productivity.

Maybe we should crop it like this?
Maybe we should crop it like this?

Toby is really good at editing photos.

[Photograph: Niki Achitoff-Gray]

ROAR.
ROAR.

The king of the North (part of the office).

Can You Dip It?
Can You Dip It?

Since we have so much extra homemade Magic Shell around from Novelty Ice Cream Week's recipe testing, we decided to start a game called "Can You Dip It?"

Finishing touch
Finishing touch

Leang and Max get serious about some sprinkles.

Office perks
Office perks

Frozen chocolate dipped Figgies & Jammies with rainbow sprinkles. These were insanely good.

Say Figgies and Jammies!
Say Figgies and Jammies!

Leandra and Vicky seem pretty pleased with their frozen snacks.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Even Ed couldn't resist.
Even Ed couldn't resist.

Ed took a break from overlording to check out what we were up to in the kitchen.

Birthday pizza!
Birthday pizza!

Who needs a cake when we have pizza?

Birthday boy!
Birthday boy!

Happy birthday to our master developer Paul, caught mid-belly-rub.

Look at those pepperoni cups!
Look at those pepperoni cups!

Perfectly crisped pepperoni cups...yum.....

Niki the Explorer
Niki the Explorer

Niki finally reaches the peak of Mount...something.

The worst watermelon of all time.
The worst watermelon of all time.

Leandra's hopes for a deliciously refreshing watermelon were dashed when she cut this guy open. Just when you're trying to eat something that's not dipped in chocolate! Foiled.

Might as well eat frozen yogurt instead.
Might as well eat frozen yogurt instead.

Daniel does a little sampling/snacking.

A peek inside the SEHQ freezer
A peek inside the SEHQ freezer

Pierogies, frozen yogurt base, and ice cream are taking up most of our freezer's real estate.

I reject your Cheez-It, sir.
I reject your Cheez-It, sir.

Does Cricket like Cheez-Its? The answer is: no.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

I'll take that, please.
I'll take that, please.

Who wants a treat? Pixel does. She always does.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Herring Delivery!
Herring Delivery!
Friend of Serious Eats Cara dropped off some New Catch Holland Herring from Shelsky's in Brooklyn. Mmm, fish butter!
CHOMP
CHOMP