Pizza Fries Hit Burbank; Kalbi Burger Opens in KTown

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Photo: Kalbi Burger

Argentina: L.A. chefs Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Tracht are touring foodie guests around four cities, priced between $9,500-$11,000 per person, which buys a whole 'lotta empanadas. [L.A. Times]
Beverly Hills: Darioush is reopening after its mysterious open-and-shut debut last April. [Eater]
Chef Jason Fullilove left DaVinci Pizza to pursue his own project. [Eater]
Burbank: Tired of watching the East Coast have all the fun with pizza fries? Get thee to South Street on Victory Blvd. and you can convince them to top your fries with the appropriate garnishings. [LAist]

Calabasas: Valencia's Wolf Creek Brewing Co. is opening a "brewpub" here in September. [Feast]
Downtown: The Varnish is nominated for two 2010 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. [Thirsty in L.A.]
The Edison is bringing back its 35-cent martini happy hour on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with dollar-cocktails and food discounts on Friday. A new five-dollar menu of bar eats is available every day. [EStar]
Koreatown: Kalbi Burger opened in June, serving kimchi-laced Seoul and Saigon burgers and the like. [GaloEating]
Malibu: Former Bastide chef Paul Shoemaker has plans to open Savory next month at Point Dume shopping village. [Eater]
Palms: Mattatouille blogger Matthew Kang is helping to open a Westside Scoops location in a few months. [Food GPS]
Santa Monica: Kimberly Baily plans The Butter End Bakery, an elaborate cake store that will be open to the public for viewing and maybe some small cakes to go. [Feast]
West Hollywood: Parking is a freaking mess for restaurant customers and those driving among them on Third Street, Farifax, Melrose, and Beverly Blvd. [L.A. Times]
West L.A.: Kebabs, fish plates, sandwiches, and Mediterranean salads are served at Layla, open today on Wilshire a few blocks east of Barrington. [Eater]