Elina Shatkin

Food, LAist

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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC. She leads food coverage for LAist.

Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.

She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.

Stories by Elina Shatkin

Why LocoL failed in Watts, according to Watts locals

"Instead of tacos they had foldies. We don't know what a foldy is. We don't eat foldies around here. We eat tacos."

2018 primary election: Newsom, Cox secure spots in general election for governor

Follow the latest on all the news from Tuesday's California primary election here, including updated results.

22 fantastic things to do this weekend in SoCal

From dachshunds, tarantulas and strawberries to wiener dog races, a vinyl swap meet and a royal wedding, your SoCal weekend is jampacked with fun events.

The 13 best things to do this weekend: April 13-15

Skipping the 90,000-person crowd at Coachella? Cool. There's tons to do all weekend long in Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California.

All the best stuff to do this weekend: April 6-8

From corgis, craft fairs and disco parties to beer, black gold and anthropomorphic trains, here's how to turn any weekend into a holiday.

Awesome things to do on Easter weekend in SoCal

The best stuff to do in Los Angeles and beyond doesn't just involve bunnies. It includes iguanas, cats, superheroes and zombies.

13 awesome things to do this weekend

From waffles and peacocks to brainiacs and airshows, here's how to spend your weekend after the rain dries out in Southern California.

13 awesome events for your SoCal St. Patrick's Day weekend

And only one of them involves leprechauns.

The 10 best things to do this weekend in SoCal

You have one less hour to live it up so make the rest of your weekend count. From a kite festival to a bunch of belt-loosening food events, here's how to do it.

11 things to do this weekend in SoCal

From sitcom re-enactments and immersive VR screenings to dancing marionettes and urban chuck wagons, we've got your Southern California weekend planner.

Figure skater Karen Chen, the 'Quiet Assassin,' gears up for Olympics

Like American men's champ Nathan, Karen Chen is 18 and a first-time Olympian. She also transforms into a powerhouse on the ice.

New bill would increase home school regulation

A Riverside County couple charged with torturing their 13 home-schooled children has sparked legislation to increase oversight of California's home schools.

The 12 best things to do this Presidents Day weekend

You have a glorious three-day weekend. Spend it exploring history's most epic fails, watching guys in kilts wrestle, listening to the best amateur storytellers — and more.

Meet the SoCal athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Ten athletes from Southern California are in South Korea competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It's a long road. Here's a little bit about how they got there.

12 things to do this weekend in Southern California

The best, boldest and weirdest picks for this weekend include an Edwardian ball, a cookie convention, a free Mardi Gras shindig and more.