Alex Orlov
Alex Orlov

Alex is a food staff writer. She can be reached at

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Want better service at restaurants? Stop doing these 5 things

You'll never impress restaurant waitstaff with your blatant flirting and name-dropping.

July 15, 2017

Meet the personal trainer who eats a pint of ice cream a night

For one trainer, eating straight from the pint is one way to stay swole.
July 12, 2017

18 outrageous ice cream flavors — from prosciutto to kale — that are actually real

Are you adventurous enough to try these unconventional combinations?
July 10, 2017

The best vanilla ice cream out there, according to actual taste tests

We judged seven popular brands on taste and texture.
July 10, 2017

The best ice cream shops in all 50 states

From coast to coast, here are the cones you need to try.
June 30, 2017

Does chocolate actually improve your brain power?

Researchers combed through 49 studies on chocolate. Here's what they learned.

June 29, 2017

The non-American history of 4 quintessentially American foods

We have immigrants to thank for Fourth of July favorites like hot dogs and apple pie.
June 28, 2017

Look for this seal the next time you buy beer — here's what it means

This new design can help you distinguish real craft beer from the frauds.
June 27, 2017

A stunning new island has emerged off the North Carolina shore — but how?

Catch it while you can — this island could be gone in a matter of months.
June 26, 2017

Here's why people clap when planes land, according to experts

Flight attendants share their observations on what types of passengers are most likely to clap.
June 23, 2017

There are more than 160,000 US businesses with gender-neutral restrooms

Yelp has been collecting data on gender neutral bathrooms since March.

June 23, 2017

How to protect yourself from Zika virus while traveling

A recent report found mosquitos that can transmit Zika in more regions of the U.S. than previously thought.
June 21, 2017

These are the top 10 places Americans travel for food

Do you agree with this list of dream dining destinations?
June 16, 2017

Celebrity chefs on their favorite Father's Day traditions

Your heart's about to melt faster than Jacque Torres' chocolate.
June 8, 2017

It's surprisingly easy to change your gender on a U.S. passport

This is good news for anyone who needs new or updated identification.
June 7, 2017

The hidden pizza place in the Congo where Away founder Jen Rubio finds solace

An unlikely soccer viewing party transforms a serious trip for Jen Rubio.

June 6, 2017

Top Instagrammers reveal their secrets for taking better food photos

How to hack your way to better light, and other tips.
June 5, 2017

This ice cream shop is using "rescued food" in flavors to reduce food waste 

The repurposed ingredients at Salt and Straw include bourbon-soaked cherries, uneaten pastries, and extra movie theater popcorn.
June 2, 2017

Look out, Vermont. New York wants to be the next great craft beer state

The state is now home to 269 craft breweries — a 542% increase in six years.
May 26, 2017

This is the summer to get TSA PreCheck — here’s why and how

Do this before airport security lines get longer this summer.