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.

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.

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.

Antelope Valley man dies while being arrested by sheriff's deputies

It happened in the backyard of a Lake Los Angeles home. The man was wanted on a felony charge of making criminal threats.

LA Rams win big at NFL awards

Rams head coach Sean McVay was named Coach of the Year, making him the youngest person to win the award at 31 years old.

P-23 mountain lion found dead near road

The big cat had been tracked almost her entire life, as she established her home range and had three litters of kittens.

Miss it? See what the rare super blue blood moon looked like

Early Wednesday morning brought a lunar event that hadn't been seen since 1866. Scientists say data gathered during the event could help them figure out where to land a rover on the moon.

California governor's forum gets contentious

The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.

A vision in black — see the women supporting the Golden Globes 'blackout'

As expected, many people are showing their support for the movement to end sexual harassment and inequality with their choice of clothing.

Rain will finally return to SoCal

The storm should roll in Monday evening and could bring an inch of rain or more to the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

88 California shops have licenses to sell you weed

Anticipation is high — if Californians can find a place to buy marijuana when it becomes legal for recreational use on New Year's Day.

Los Angeles police officer recovering after ambush attack

The LAPD officer was conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots at her.