Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

SE Brooklyn Headquarters
SE Brooklyn Headquarters

Niki recently moved into an apartment with a pretty sweet backyard furnished with multiple grills and a smoker, so the editorial wing of the office headed there to take advantage of her good fortune. A day of recipe testing outdoors is a pretty good workday in our book.

Smoke prep
Smoke prep

Max smoked some cream that he will use to create a smoked ice cream. Stay tuned for the recipe!

Nice sword.
Nice sword.

Daniel has been watching Game of Thrones too much.

Hey Maggie!
Hey Maggie!

Our Senior Editor Maggie was in town this week—she normally works from San Francisco. The weather in Brooklyn was a little hotter than she's gotten used to.

Smoked cream tasting
Smoked cream tasting

Max, Daniel, and Maggie took the first taste of the smoked cream after it had been in the smoker for an hour and a half. Max seems pretty pleased with it.

And then things got smoky.
And then things got smoky.

Niki's backyard started to look like a Michael Jackson video once the smoker and grill both got going.

Can we eat it now?
Can we eat it now?

After each dish was grilled and photographed, the team tasted, critiqued, and devoured it.

Is that a Toby....and a Roboppy?
Is that a Toby....and a Roboppy?

Toby spent the day at the office, which was enough to lure Robyn back into the office for a quick visit!

Toby gets pretty pampered here.
Toby gets pretty pampered here.

Robyn brought a few friends along with her, as if Toby doesn't get enough love already.