Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

A fried farewell
A fried farewell

This week we said farewell to our Account Manager and chief Greenmarket correspondent Ben Fishner, who's leaving Serious Eats after more than three years. The only way to send him off right? A Popeye's feast.

Dig in!
Dig in!
Hi, Leandra!
Hi, Leandra!

Look who the cat dragged in at Ben's farewell drinks session?

Then karaoke, naturally
Then karaoke, naturally

Whenever we hit a bar for a while, karaoke's sure to follow.

Bye, Ben!
Bye, Ben!

Something tells us this won't be the last time we sing Scenes From an Italian Restaurant with you.

Hi, Toby!
Hi, Toby!

After resting up from some eye surgery, Toby's back in the corporate CFO chair steering the ship again.

The Serious Eats Scooby Snack
The Serious Eats Scooby Snack

Toby's reward for sitting through an analytics meeting is some ham. Daniel, too.

They're both pretty pleased with it
They're both pretty pleased with it
Birthday ham
Birthday ham

This week also marked Niki's birthday, and if there's one thing to know about Niki, it's her all-consuming love of paper-thin-sliced prosciutto, to eat, to wrap around hunks of cheese, to wear as a facial mask. So we got her two pounds of it.

A boy and his antipasto
A boy and his antipasto
Tomato party!
Tomato party!

Daniel headed down to Atlanta for the weekend to judge tomato-based dishes and cocktails at the Attack of the Killer Tomato festival. Going clockwise, here he is (top center) with fellow judges Evan Mah of Atlanta Magazine, author/writer Jordana Rothman, Chuck Reese of the Bitter Southerner, and Costa Dillon—creator of the Attack of the Killer Tomato films (!!!).

What <em>can't</em> you do with a tomato?
What can't you do with a tomato?

There were so many amazing tomato dishes that it was almost impossible for Daniel and his fellow judges to pick a clear winner. One of the highlights: A massive cherry-tomato paella.

BOO!
BOO!

Before the tomato festival, Daniel took a speed tour through the Georgia Aquarium to check out some really cool big fish. That big guy (girl?) there is a whale shark.