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Puesto Launches TacoBar Saturdays & Stone Releases First Berlin Brews

Plus, local restaurants convicted of sushi switcheroos.

AROUND TOWN— On December 12, Puesto is launching a TacoBar Saturdays at the modern Mexican eatery's locations in La Jolla and The Headquarters. Every Saturday in the bar area, from 9 p.m. to midnight, Puesto will give away a free taco to for every Puesto Perfect Margarita purchased. If you miss the launch on December 12, stop in on December 19, when the restaurants will be hosting ugly holiday sweater parties and giving away their limited edition Ugly Taco Sweater t-shirts and sweatshirts. [EaterWire]

EUROPE— Beer drinkers across Europe just got a first taste of Stone Brewing'sinaugural brews produced at the Escondido-based brewery's new facility in Berlin, the large and ambitious brewpub project that will officially open to the public in March 2016. Over 40 locations received fresh batches of the San Diego-style beers, which included Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Xocoveza. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Several readers passed along news of an investigation that found local sushi restaurants guilty of subbing in cheaper seafood in place of the real crustacean in their "lobster" rolls. Times of San Diego reports that the San Diego City Attorney's Office convicted eight area sushi spots, from Point Loma to Hillcrest and North Park, of the food fraud; each eatery had to pay a fine and change the way the items were listed on their menus. [EaterWire]

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