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Besh on Spike TV, Pinkberry FREEBIES Tonight, More

NOLA? Eater National reports that John Besh will star in Spike TV's new series Hungry Investors, premiering in Spring 2014. Former Top Cheftestapant Tiffany Derry and Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer will join Besh as an "all-star squad of restaurateurs" that will help failing restaurants meet their potential. [-E-]

UPTOWN? Robert Morris reports that after a severe set back courtesy of Entergy, Cedric Martin and family are a step closer to bringing Martin Wine Cellar back to the original location on Baronne Street in 2014. [UptownMessenger]

FRERET? Dat Dog will be hosting a fundraiser for Devon Walker? a Tulane football player who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a game last year#151; next Monday, August 26 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. A special 'Devon Dog' created by Walker will also be available for purchase. [Eaterwire]

MID CITY? Time to put on your Maroon 5 shirt and squeal like a 6th grader because Marta Jewson reports that Pinkberry is handing out FREE SAMPLES this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. [MidCityMessenger]

FRERET? Robert Morris also reports that The Rook Cafe, a coffee shop aimed to serve the gaming community, is now open between Wayfare and Sarita's. [UptownMessenger]

NOLA? Todd A. Price reports that starting August 26, Sonic will sell a burger with WHO DAT written on the bun in edible food coloring. The Who Dat burger has Tabasco mayo, 'Onion Tanglers' and pepper jack cheese on it, and comes with a pack of Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning. Seriously. []

NOLA? Treme writer Lolis Eric Elie gets some NPR love this week, talking food, culture and his new cookbook with Melissa Block on All Things Considered. [NPR]

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