Elina Shatkin

Food, LAist

Los Angeles is the most diverse and interesting food city in the United States. It’s a place where street tacos are as revered as any 12-course omakase dinner — and rightly so. My job is to connect hungry Angelenos — through food — to the culture, history, people, and neighborhoods that make up our city.

Stories by Elina Shatkin

How to surf El Niño: Tips from a professional

Big wave surfer Alex Gray has a few ideas about what it takes to ride the kind of waves that the King Tides and El Niño often bring.

Airports increase security (and delays) in wake of travel alert

The busiest travel weekend of the year gets busier after the State Department issues a travel alert in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Jeff Bezos launches — and lands — a rocket

In a historic step forward, Jeff Bezos's company, Blue Origin, launched the first rocket to remain intact after taking off into space.

Dodgers hire Dave Roberts as manager

The onetime base stealer and clutch Red Sox player returns to help steer the team where his MLB career began.