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Catalina Offshore Launches Canned Tuna Line

Plus Liberty Public Market & Puesto celebrate anniversaries

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MORENA DISTRICT— Catalina Offshore Products’ owner Dave Rudie just announced that the local seafood wholesaler has unveiled its own house brand of premium canned tuna featuring sustainable and locally harvested hook-and-line wild-caught Eastern Pacific bigeye and yellowfin, processed and packed in the U.S. The products — Catalina’s Choice Solid Pack Tuna in Olive Oil and Catalina’s Choice Smoked Solid Pack Tuna in Olive Oil — help Catalina Offshore maximize its intake of fresh fish while celebrating San Diego’s history as the “Tuna Capital of the World”. Available for retail in its on-site fish market as well as wholesaled to restaurants, schools and hospitals, the canned tuna spotlights former professional tuna fisherman turned fishmonger Tommy Gomes, a native of San Diego who is Catalina Offshore’s beloved spokesperson. [EaterWire]

LIBERTY STATION— Grand food hall Liberty Public Market is commemorating its first year as a local culinary destination with a celebration this Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 that includes a golden ticket prize and multiple giveaways. Through Friday, March 31st, buy a golden chocolate bar from one of the market’s tenants, which will each have a mini prize inside, and potentially uncover a special Golden Ticket for a prize valued at $500. Additionally, market vendors will be offering freebies, samples and prizes this weekend. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, Stuffed! will be giving away free Wham sliders to the first 50 guests while Mama Made Thai, Pasta Design and Le Parfait Paris will be among the food tenants serving up complimentary bites starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— With locations at The Headquarters, La Jolla and Irvine, Puesto is toasting to five years as a brand with a birthday party on Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the open-air courtyard of The Headquarters. The Mexican eatery will be offering up complimentary tacos and aguas fresca and the free family-friendly event will include face painters, balloon artists and jumpy houses. [EaterWire]