Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Ed gets pretty serious around pizza.
Ed gets pretty serious around pizza.

SE Founder and Overlord Ed Levine anxiously awaits the five (yes, five) pizzas we ordered at Park Luncheonette.

Figs on pizza = win.
Figs on pizza = win.

Figs on most things = win.

What do we have here?
What do we have here?

Jim and Leang scope out a special delivery...

Leandra's bliss.
Leandra's bliss.

A little caramelized sugar improves productivity, right?

But wait, there's more.
But wait, there's more.

Blueberry coffee cake, amazing with a smear of Gramercy's super-tart lemon curd. We feel loved!

Meet Grilka
Meet Grilka

Max spent the week up in Ithaca, NY, where he got plenty of quality of time with a new friend, Grilka (yes, as in House Grilka). Worry is Grilka's default expression.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Ithaca Is…
Ithaca Is…

Yup, the old saying's true. It's a beautiful city with breathtaking waterfalls and painstakingly maintained old witch houses.

[Photographs: Max Falkowitz]

Goat Time
Goat Time

In nearby Interlaken is Lively Run Dairy, a goat farm with some great goat cheesecake and no shortage of these guys. Most of the visit was spent doting on the young lady goat on the right, but Max's favorite was the buck on the left—single hipster-hair curlycue horn included.

[Photographs: Max Falkowitz]

Ithaca Farmers Market
Ithaca Farmers Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market is pretty damn incredible. The produce scene includes these sweet Austrian-style conical cabbages. Okay, I'm ready for fall now.

[Photographs: Max Falkowitz]