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

LA River water wheel one step closer to construction

Only two entities possess water rights to the LA River. One is the city of Los Angeles. The other is Lauren Bon.

Discovery of subway sloth is not a metaphor about LA transit

Ancient bone fragments found while digging for the Crenshaw/LAX line might come from a bison and a sloth that weighed 1,500 pounds and measured 10-feet long.

The drama and dimity of the 2017 National Spelling Bee

A Fresno sixth-grader was crowned champion, beating 290 spellers — many from California.

Bjork Digital: VR to see (and hear) her new music

A virtual reality exhibition offers fans an intimate new way to see — not simply hear — Björk's music. "The limitations are what excite me most," she says.

You can once again kayak and fish the LA River

Grab your paddles and life jackets. The L.A. River's two recreation zones reopen on Memorial Day for the summer season.

Massive raids target MS-13 gang members in SoCal

There were 21 people arrested and others are still being sought in the largest crackdown of MS-13 ever conducted in Los Angeles.

Mother Love: A Mother's Day playlist

Mother. Mama. Eomma. Ema. Neene. Ummi. Ema. Mayi. Moma. Mommy. Whatever you call her, this is a playlist with mom in mind.

Centinela Fire damages 7 Mar Vista businesses

Seven business were damaged after fire tore through a half-block stretch of Mar Vista.

Hamburger Hamlet co-founder Marilyn Lewis dies at 87

She and her husband Harry founded the burger chain on Sunset Boulevard in 1950.

Thousands line up for Free Comic Book Day

"Free Comic Book Day is about showing the world that we are the heroes and they're welcome into our secret headquarters."

Fear of unrest rises for 1st time in post-LA riots poll

More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.

What happens when Metro digs up a fossil?

Workers along the Metro Purple line found parts of a tusk and skull from either a mastodon or mammoth — and there are plenty of other prehistoric remnants under L.A.

#GreenFriday: Visit 116 CA state parks for free

Free day-passes are going fast, so make your plans ASAP if you want to get in on Green Friday.

LAX braces for a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel weekend

For the second year in a row, Thanksgiving travel at LAX is through the roof. That's great for airlines and the airport, not so much for travelers.

99-year-old WWII veteran honored at memorial

Navy veteran Ernest Thompson, who recently passed away, is being honored Sunday at a public memorial aboard the USS Iowa.