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Author Elina Shatkin

  • Elina Shatkin

    Senior Editor

    As a food writer and restaurant critic for the L.A. Weekly, Shatkin was best known for her “30 Days” missions, in which she reviewed the same item (burgers, sandwiches, ice cream) from a different restaurant for 30 consecutive days. Before that, she was a staff writer for the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times and the events and festivals editor for the paper’s short-lived Guide. Shatkin has been a contributor to the book EAT: Los Angeles, film editor of LAist, and a writer for such publications as American Cinematographer, Bitch, Toque, and Variety. She is a regular guest on KCRW’s Good Food. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, and raised in Cupertino, she is an alumnus of the UCLA School of Film & Television.


York Boulevard

With its reasonable rents and small-town vibe, York Boulevard (especially between Avenues 50 and 52) has been a retail and restaurant mainstay of northeast L.A. for decades Read more...

Sawtelle Revisited

Nicknamed Little Osaka for its longstanding population of Japanese Americans, this Westside neighborhood has become a pan-Asian cultural and culinary hub. Read more...

Retro Row, Long Beach

In 2010, Long Beach set out to become America’s most bicycle-friendly city, touting its matrix of bike lanes and brightly colored “sharrows.” Along with reducing traffic and improving the air, the plan underscores the town’s indie vibe Read more...

Sunset Junction

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