Group lunch at Parm
The whole Serious Eats office rarely eats out together, but we had good reason to this week: to say good-bye to our Drinks editor, Maggie Hoffman, before she moves to San Francisco (sniffle!...but don't worry; she'll still be editing, just from the other side of the country), and to welcome our new ad sales director, Jen Weinberg! We ate lots of awesome sandwiches during our lunch at Parm.
Serious Eats overlord Ed insisted on getting Parm's special cocktail, the Bay Ridge Breeze, to go with his roast pork platter.
"Feed me feed me"
When Hambone looks like this, it can only mean one thing...
Drawn to the meat
We're dangling food over his head to elicit a cute reaction so we can take a photo of it for the slideshow.
Hambone: Should we continue putting on our show of immeasurable cuteness for the Humans?
Yuba: Yes; maybe they will reward us.
Back to the meat
Ice cream sandwich hack
Intern Jodi takes a bite. Yeah, you should try this.
Blind wine tasting
We've never had so much brown-bagged alcohol in our office before.
Leandra and her tups
For some reason, plastic storage containers (we call em "tuppies") tend to disappear in our office. Leandra finally bought us a whole bunch of new ones. Tuppies, replenished!
One of our writers stopped by to say hi and, what a bonus, she brought boxes of the fantastic pastries from Maialino, including the insane Sticky Brioche Caramellatos. The toffee glazed brioches are extremely rich and buttery tasting.
They just keep on going
Kenji and Yuba
Yuba wanted to help out, but turns out she can't type or hold a mouse. Thanks for nothing, Yuba.
Oh, Yuba and her permanent snarl-face. We love it. Let's look at more Yuba faces.
Yuba planning her next move
Yuba, frozen at the top of the stairs because she can't walk down them
Yuba, Ruler of the Serious Eats Kingdom
Leandra to the rescue!
We call that straight-limbed pose "The Yuba."
Yuba was having a bit of tummy trouble earlier this week, so we did what any sensible people would do and decided to take a look at her insides.
Yep, that would be food in her stomach, and look at her dainty little riblets!