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

Silver Lake fire shuts down 2 Freeway

Nearly 200 firefighters and several helicopters put out an eight-acre fire that broke out in a residential neighborhood of Silver Lake on Sunday.

In-N-Out rival CaliBurger opens in Pasadena

CaliBurger opened in 2012 in China, serving "double doubles" and "animal-style fries." After a few years and a legal settlement, the chain has come to SoCal, home of the fast-food burger.

Finally! Waze won't tell you to make those awful left turns

Waze just rolled out a new feature designed to eliminate dangerous left turns — and in Los Angeles we get to try it first.

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Downtown LA punk club the Smell receives demolition notice

The all-ages music venue that nurtured bands such as No Age, Best Coast and Health is set for the wrecking ball, according to a demolition notice shared by its owner on Facebook.

What should Lincoln Heights do with its old jail?

Five stories — 229,000 square-feet. The jail, out of commission since 1965, is a prime opportunity for redevelopment. The city wants to know what you want to do with it.

7 spots to snap an enlightening selfie when 'Urban Light' dims

With Los Angeles's #1 selfie spot about to go semi-dark, where can Angelenos go to get lit up and snap a hyperlocal photo?

A better way to visit the Broad?

A new ticketing system aims to alleviate the frustration of visiting the popular downtown museum, which is often booked solid.

6 places to pay tribute to Prince on Thursday night in LA

Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.

The month Prince reigned over LA

In 2011, the Purple One came to Los Angeles to play a few concerts — and by a few we mean a masterful 21-night residency at multiple venues.

The grunion should be running this weekend

It's high season for SoCal's annual grunion run and, if you find the right beach, this weekend may be your best chance to see the small, silvery fish.

Get your Haitian chicken ASAP because TiGeorges' is closing

After almost shuttering multiple times over its nearly 15 years, L.A.'s most famous Haitian restaurant, where chicken was grilled over an open flame in the dining room, is really closing.

Parole board approves Manson follower Leslie Van Houten's release

After more than four decades in prison, former Manson family murderer Leslie Van Houten's request for parole has been approved by a state board. Now, Gov. Brown must sign off.

Vigil set for 85-year-old beaten to death in downtown LA

A vigil was scheduled Wednesday night for the downtown Los Angeles community to gather and remember Dong Yul Lee near the spot where he was killed on April 2.

Broad Museum gets a slick new app

All the cool museums are creating mobile apps of their own. What's so special about this one from the Broad — aside from a tour narrated by LeVar Burton?