Results tagged “Elina Shatkin”

Mulholland, PCH, Arroyo Parkway: LA, What's Your Favorite Street To Drive And Why?

Is it urban or rural? Straight or winding? By the beach or in the desert? Inquiring minds want to know.

RIP Trick-Or-Treating: LA Cancels Halloween

No treats for you. COVID-19 has officially, temporarily, ruined the best secular holiday of the year.

LA's New Outdoor Dining Rules Could Become Permanent

If L.A. wants to make the temporary outdoor dining rules introduced during COVID-19 a permanent thing, the first thing it needs is a feasibility study.

Sqirl Is In Berry Hot Water With Allegations Of Moldy Jams And POC Erasure

The bastion of "south Silver Lake" foodie hipsterdom allegedly sold moldy jam, operated a secret (and illegal) kitchen, and failed to credit the its opening chef, as well as other employees of color, for their contributions.

LA County's Restaurant Reopening Has Been Like Trying To Cook A Pot Roast In A Microwave

Which is to say: very fast, messy, and possibly risky to your health.

Yes, The 5.5 Earthquake You Felt Was A Ridgecrest Aftershock

And there's a 5% chance we could see a larger earthquake in the next few days.

Want To Support LA's Black-Owned Restaurants? Here's One Way

There's an excellent Google doc that lists a bunch of them. We can't take credit for it but we want to spread the word.

LA Restaurants Can Reopen For Dine-In Service As Soon As Tonight

They just have to follow the county's health and safety guidelines... even though the health department hasn't yet released detailed guidelines.

You Might Be Able To Drink In LA's Streets This Summer

You'll almost certainly be able to eat in the streets later this summer but what if you want a beer with nosh? It just got a little easier.

Long Beach Will Let You Dine In The Streets -- And Other SoCal Cities May Follow

Pasadena, Palm Springs and Sierra Madre are all considering similar initiatives.

ESSAY: Feel Free To Cry When You See The New Plans For Taix. We Did

Here's our question: Does this new iteration of Taix even deserve the name?

Warning 'Countless Restaurants' Face Closure, LA May Act To Curb 'Exorbitant' App Delivery Fees

Concerns about delivery app fees have been growing for the last few years but the COVID-19 quarantine has given them new urgency.

Coronavirus Hasn't Ruined Iftar -- But It Has Changed The Way Muslims Break Their Fasts

"In a way, this feels almost like a spiritual lockdown within a physical lockdown."

People Are Souper Sad About Souplantation Closing -- And What That Means For Buffet Restaurants

Coronavirus might be the death knell for other buffet restaurants.

Yeah, LA Got Shafted By The James Beard Awards (Again)

In a particularly bitter irony, two restaurants just named as finalists announced last week they're closing.

Denied By Their Insurance Companies, These LA Restaurants Are Waging A High-Stakes Battle In Court

Musso & Frank is the most famous local restaurant to file a lawsuit against its insurance company for denying its coronavirus-related claim.

No, Major Chain Restaurants, You Can't Take Millions Of Dollars Meant For Small Businesses And Expect People Not To Hate You

How did Shake Shack, which has earned $143 million in 2020, even qualify for the PPP?

SoCal Distilleries Start Making Hand Sanitizer Instead Of Liquor

How can they do this? The liquor you pour in your martini and the sanitizer you rub on your hands have the same key ingredient.

Some Grocery Stores Are Letting Seniors Shop For Food An Hour Before Everyone Else

Does it actually reduce the coronavirus risk? And where can you find Southern California stores doing this?

Why Did Curry House's Closure Break LA's Heart?

After 37 years, the chain's demise was nasty, brutish and swift. Its most devoted fans roux the day and attempt to curry on.

In-N-Out Is Selling Sneakers -- For Real This Time

Remember those faux In-N-Out sneakers that weren't actually sanctioned by In-N-Out? These are different.

Your Essential Los Angeles Cookbooks

Give everyone on your gift list -- or yourself -- a taste of Los Angeles.

How We Survived The Great Thanksgiving Storm Of 2019

It was a cold, wet and snowy Thanksgiving Day, severely limiting our god-given right as Southern Californians to troll the rest of the country.

Target Husk Tells All: Black Friday, 'Building Puberty' And Its Romance With OSH

Hollywood's most articulate resident walks us through the triumphs and heartbreaks of becoming a real store.

Did OC Weekly Just Publish Its Last Issue?

The alt weekly announced it was shutting down but the owner says he's in talks to sell it "to a local businessman."

Cha Cha Cha Rises Like A Neon Phoenix In Virgil Village -- Except Now It's Condos And No One Asked About The Name

If you want a microcosm of gentrification in Los Angeles, circa 2019, you won't find a better case study.

A Look Back At Southern California's Crazy Week: All The Major Fires That Burned

The latest as of Thursday morning: Hillside Fire and 46 Fire. With large swaths of L.A. County under an "extreme red flag warning," fires are springing up everywhere.

Dum Dum Lollipops Are The Worst Halloween Candy -- And We Have Proof

We conduct a semi-secret social experiment and we gleaned some important scientific-adjacent results.

How To Shop A Oaxacan Market Like A Pro -- With Bricia Lopez Of Guelaguetza

Mamey, tejate, tlayudas, chilacayote and so many delicious foods you'll find in a Oaxacan market.

We Went To WeHo's Cannabis Cafe And Got High On (Their) Own Supply

Here's what happened at the Original Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood, the first cannabis cafe in the United States.

USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann Resigns

Only two weeks into the football season, the player-turned-broadcaster-turned-administrator has stepped down.

Former Staffers Accuse Owner Of Cafe Stella In Silver Lake Of Sexual Harassment

Five women and one man say restaurateur Gareth Kantner sexually harassed them -- and others.

How To Have Fun -- Or Look Like You Are -- At The Taco Bell Hotel

Your move, Del Taco. I'm waiting for my invite to the Del Scorcho Cruise.

The Formosa Cafe Still Has Its Swagger -- And A Room Devoted To Asian Actors

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something red. The Formosa is an authentically inauthentic jumble of Chinese, American and Hollywood history.

This USC Student Got Paid To Investigate His School -- And Discovered New Details About Major Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Campus physician Dr. Dennis Kelly has now been accused by 48 men of sexually abusing them during exams.

Eating Glow-In-The-Dark Ramen Is The Most LA Way To Change Your Aura

"Curious but also scared" -- that's how our friends felt when we told them we were going.

27 Uniquely LA Ice Cream, Gelato And Paleta Peddlers

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday but any day is a perfect day to scream for ice cream. And paletas. And gelato. And mangonadas. And soft serve.

Here's What Back-To-Back 7.1 and 6.4 Magnitude Earthquakes Look Like: The Ridgecrest Quakes In Photos

Residents of Ridgecrest are picking up the pieces the morning after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

More Than 200 Languages Are Spoken In LA, But Food Is My Favorite

Once we are born into this world, we can count on only a few things. We all suffer. We all die. We all need to eat.

Valerie Gordon Will Revive An Iconic Dessert For LAist -- And You Get To Help Decide Which One

She did it with Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake. Now, she's going to do it for us.

Elina Shatkin, Food Editor

My job is to connect hungry Angelenos -- through food -- to the culture, history, people and neighborhoods that make up our city.

The Scoop On The Closing Of Scoops In East Hollywood

But owner Tai Kim has a plan and his wonderfully weird flavors won't disappear.

The California Michelin Guide Just Dropped And It's Actually Not Terrible

Michelin has broadened its culinary point of view but it hasn't narrowed its cultural blind spot.

I Took My Toddler To DragCon And It Destroyed The Fabric Of Society. Just Kidding, It Was Awesome.

I had the cutest kid at DragCon (totally objective) but I was hardly the only parent present.

The Owners Of The Apple Pan Just Bought Nate'n Al's Deli

Shelli and Irving Azoff have expanded their holdings to save another classic L.A. restaurant.

What Really Happened With Good Luck Bar's Closure?

At first glance, it looked like a case of a big, bad landlord muscling out a small, indie business. But that's not the whole story.

Volcanes Aren't Easy To Find In LA -- But Kermes Makes Some Of The Best

They go by many names. At Kermés Taco Grill, they're called volcanes -- and they're fantastic.

Good Luck Bar Is Closing After 25 Years. Can Los Feliz Save It?

Probably not. But a special meeting of the neighborhood council and a last ditch petition might make a dent.

Remembering Ruben Rueda, Musso & Frank's Longest Serving Bartender

Rueda worked at the restaurant for 52 years, most of them as a bartender, and had a legendary ability to remember his customers' orders.

Come And Get Your Free Measles Vaccine, Angelenos

The U.S. is on track for the worst measles outbreak this century -- and some of those cases are in L.A. County.

Thousands March In LA For Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Genocide remembrance marches have become major annual events in Los Angeles, which is home to largest Armenian community anywhere outside of Armenia.

Meet The New 16-Inch, $21 Hot Dog At Dodger Stadium

And the other eats making their debut during the 2019 season.

And The Winner Of Our Sparkling Water Showdown Is...

You voted for the flavors you love -- and the flavors you love to hate.

Here Are The LA Finalists For The 2019 James Beard Awards

Los Angeles has half a dozen chefs and three restaurants still in contention for a 2019 James Beard Award.

Vote For (And Argue About) The Best Sparkling Water Flavors

This is our version of bracket madness: 16 flavors enter, one will win. You decide.

Historic Photos Of El Niños Soaking SoCal Over The Last 80 Years

Put on your raincoat and dive into the photo archives.

In-N-Out Sues Puma Over 'Drive Thru' Sneakers That Look Very Familiar

Sing it with us: "In-N-Out. In-N-Out. That's what a lawsuit's all about."

The Stadium Where You Can Get Deep-Fried Pop Tarts And World Class Ceviche

You don't have to be a 420 fan to enjoy the food at Banc of California Stadium -- but it wouldn't hurt.

Meet All The SoCal Chefs Who Just Got Nominated For The Food World's Oscars

The James Beard Awards are a lot like the Academy Awards -- they're a big deal and they're often myopic

Yes, That's Snow You Just Saw In Los Angeles

Technically, it's a kind of snowfall known as graupel, which is not a weird Bulgarian stew. We'll let the NWS explain.

A Hyperlocal LA Chocolate Guide For Valentine's Day

Eat local. Sweet local. Or as local as you can since most chocolate is grown in West Africa or Central and South America.

The Apple Pan Has Been Sold -- Hold On To Your Buns

Entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his wife, Shelli, bought the 72-year-old West L.A. burger shack.

Essay: Why You Should Never Eat At A Fancy Restaurant On Valentine's Day

Among the holiday's many scams and shams, the prix fixe restaurant meal is perhaps its crowning achievement.

Police Arrest Man Who Was Caught On Camera Punching Women At A Hot Dog Stand

PSA: DO NOT resort to violence because you are angry about the price of hot dogs.

RIP Alan Canter, Patriarch Of Canter's Deli

The son of deli founder Ben Canter has passed away at age 82.

Lucky Boy In Pasadena Reopens After Kitchen Fire

Lucky Boy -- and its massive breakfast burritos -- have bounced back.

SoCal's Hottest New Burger Only Pops Up In An Auto Body Shop At Night

With Smosh Town, an immigrant family chases success in America's parking lot of dreams.

All Your LA Rams Super Bowl Food & Drink Deals

In order that we may celebrate the auspicious victories of our local sports team, let us eat foods and drink beverages of tribute.

What It's Like For The Unpaid TSA Agents Still Working At LAX

It's not a great scene at L.A.'s main airport. Consider this your TSA PSA.

How People Are Planning To Feed Students If LAUSD Teachers Strike

Sandwiches for students. Tacos for teachers. See what's cooking.

Essay: Dear Millennials, Keep Slaying. A Note Of Thanks From Your Gen X Elder

I, for one, welcome you, our new millennial overlords, and your penchant for murdering products and industries that should have died long ago.

Where To Find Rosca De Reyes In LA

Slice into the cake that celebrates Three Kings Day and maybe you'll find the baby Jesus.

What You Should Eat On New Year's For Good Luck

Black-eyed peas. Mochi. Donuts. Lentils. Grapes. Nosh your way to prosperity.

Welcome To The LA Food Bank That Works Like A Grocery Store

It's called World Harvest and anybody can shop there -- including you. Yes, really.

The Best Holiday Drinks In LA, Circa 2018

And only one of them is eggnog.

Rotting Shark Meat, Maggot Cheese And Other Stuff Humans Love To Eat At The Disgusting Food Museum

"I bet the secretions from the anal gland of a deer would be delicious if you mixed them with rose water and pink food coloring."

Clifton's Is Going To Stop Being A Cafeteria And Become A Food Hall

We've got more details on the Clifton's closure -- and its planned reopening.

Is It The Last Straw For Plastic Straws In LA?

L.A. city council thinks it might be possible to phase out all single-use plastic straws by the year 2021.

Christmas Movie Bingo: A Non-Boozy Drinking Game

Grab your cocoa and your remote and play along with us.

Our Secret To Making The Perfect Latke For Hanukkah Is...

It's a deceptively simple dish. You need only six ingredients. The trick is in how they come together.

How To Order In-N-Out Fries That Don't Totally Suck

It only takes two words to make them golden and edible.

Clifton's Closed Its Cafeteria And Nobody Noticed

If a giant redwood tree falls in the middle of downtown L.A. and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Banana Leaves, Sazón Rubs And Negimaki Are Thanksgiving Traditions Too

The host of Pati's Mexican Table says, "Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what we all bring to the American table, different waves of immigrants through time."

SoCal's Brightest Holiday Lights And Where To Find Them

From theme parks, zoos and gardens to boat parades, Candy Cane Lanes and shopping malls, here's where to get lit.

Woolsey Fire Should Be Fully Contained By Thanksgiving

Some residents of Malibu Colony Cove were allowed to return to their homes -- or the sites where their homes once stood.

George's Burgers Gets A Homegrown Revamp From Guisados Owners

What's old is new again at the beloved Boyle Heights burger stand.

Meet The 2 New Food Critics At The LA Times

With the addition of Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega and Lucas Peterson, the L.A. Times now boasts its most robust food section in more than a decade.

The Man Who Brought Brooklyn Bagel Bakery Back From The Dead

The layout has changed but the bagels are just as good.

What Happened At The Santa Susana Nuclear Site During The Woolsey Fire?

The site is riddled with radioactive waste and toxic compounds. Where does it all go during a fire?

A Thousand Oaks College Was About To Stage A Play About Columbine. Then The Borderline Shooting Happened

Will the show go on? Should it? Cal Lutheran theater professor Brett Elliott is torn.

All The #ElectionDay 2018 Food And Booze Freebies And Deals

The rewards of living in a democratic nation where corrupt politicians can be voted out of office should be enough. But a free cookie and a cheap cocktail never hurt.

Essay: Reflecting On The 1 Year Anniversary Of LAist's Shutdown

We wept. We cursed the heavens. We regrouped.

LAist's Ultra Scientific Halloween Candy Ranker Proves Reese's Is The Best Candy Bar Ever

We asked. You answered. What are your favorite Halloween candies from yum to yuck?

Essay: The LA Grinch Billboards Are Savage And Spot-On

In fact, they don't go far enough.

El Cholo Offers Awesome 95-Cent Throwback Deal To Celebrate Its 95th Birthday

Only 95 cents for the famous #1 combo plate? Go now!

Elon Musk Bores LA With His Underground Tunnel

A two-mile test tunnel that runs underneath SpaceX's Hawthorne headquarters is set to debut on Dec. 10.

LAist's Ultimate Halloween Candy Ranker Quiz

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