Results tagged “Elina Shatkin”

How LAist Alumnus Kemp Powers Wrote Two Of 2020's Best Movies -- 'Soul' And 'One Night In Miami'

We're pretty sure it's because of LAist. Either that or he's a superhero. Go, Kemp, go!

What Even Is A Coat? A Guide To The Inauguration's Big Coat Energy For Confused Angelenos

We take a look at the outerwear that's sweeping Biden into the White House.

RIP: Wah's Golden Hen And 101 Coffee Shop

2020 couldn't bid farewell without another couple kicks in our collective teeth.

The Outdoor Dining Ban Will Stay In Place Until At Least February

An appeals court verdict that says the temporary ban on outdoor dining at restaurants in L.A. County can stay in place halts a judge's decision from early December.

LAist Has A New Editor: Brian De Los Santos

He comes to us from The Desert Sun where he steered digital strategy. He has also worked at NPR, KCRW and Marketplace.

More SoCal Restaurants Are Openly Defying The Outdoor Dining Ban

From Temecula to Solvang, businesses are pushing back -- and the heart of the resistance seems to be in Orange County.

Judge Overturns LA County's Outdoor Dining Ban -- But You Still Can't Eat Outside

That's because the regional stay-at-home order currently blanketing SoCal also bans outdoor dining and it overrides any countywide orders.

Why Is Outdoor Dining Closed Everywhere In Southern California Except Manhattan Beach?

Manhattan Beach has reclassified outdoor dining as "public seating areas" to get around the county ban.

After A Catastrophic Start, The $30,000 Restaurant Aid Program Relaunches On Monday

The new portal will accept applications until December 8 at 5 p.m. or until 2,500 applications are received -- whichever comes first

Cities Might Ditch LA County's Health Department Over The Outdoor Dining Ban

Beverly Hills. Lancaster. West Covina. Whittier. They top a growing list of cities who are thinking of launching their own health departments.

LA County Launches A Grant Program For Struggling Restaurants -- But How Many Will Qualify?

Restaurants located in the city of L.A. can't apply for the $30,000 grants.

LA Has A New 'Safer At Home' Order And It Starts Today

The temporary order lasts three weeks. It bans all public and private gatherings with people not in your household, except for church services and protests.

Don't Get Scammed By Santa This Holiday Season

The season of goodwill and cheer also offers prime pickings for con artists.

CHP Removes Activists From Empty El Sereno Homes Owned By Caltrans

Officers and "reclaimers" who had occupied several houses in the neighborhood ended up in a tense, late-night standoff.

Pasadena Will Keep Outdoor Dining Open -- For Now

Officials could change course but if they don't, it will be a major policy break between the city and the county.

LA Supervisor Says She'll Fight New County Order Banning Dine-In Restaurant Service

Kathryn Barger says she'll oppose the newly revised public health order that bans in-person dining for the next three weeks.

10 PM Statewide Curfew For Restaurants And Bars In The Purple Tier

The new overnight stay-at-home order for all California counties in the Purple tier is similar to the one L.A. County announced two days ago.

Here's What LA County's New Restrictions Mean For Restaurants (And Bars And Breweries And...)

A 10 p.m. curfew. Outdoor dining limited to 50% capacity. No large gatherings.

What To Expect When You're Expecting Today's Election Results

Most results for this election, whether local or national, aren't going to be definitively called today. 

Election Day 2020 Food And Drink Deals

Udon, fries, churros. Here's where to score some sweet -- and savory -- deals on Tuesday, November 3.

'Donut King' Ted Ngoy's Life Is Even Crazier Than The Documentary About Him

Directed by Alice Gu, "The Donut King" chronicles Ngoy's thrill-of-victory/agony-of-defeat rollercoaster ride through the American Dream.

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.

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