N.Y. Weenies – Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Where Brooklyn at?!?! That’s right, folks. The hills are alive with the sausages of Brooklyn. Quite honestly I went into this review with very few expectations. I had no idea what I was getting into, and all I really knew was that sausages and beer were a featured partnership in this establishment. Read on…

SF Gate: The Mission Warms to a Warriors Victory

In the last minute of the NBA championship game, young men sat in the newly refurbished 24th Street Bar and watched the NBA Finals as calmly if they were watching ballet, but nearby at Phat Philly’s,  customers and wanna-be-customers standing on the outside looking in, watched the game intensely, whooping with baskets, groaning with misses and at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, old and new Mission residents stood like tightly bound fans on the cusp of a championship. Read on…

Hoodline: Meet Christine Blunck, Rosamunde Sausage Slinger And Sidecar Racer

If you’ve been to Rosamunde (545 Haight St.) on a Wednesday or Thursday, you’ve probably met Christine. No matter how busy it gets, she’ll take your order and manage the crowd with an upbeat attitude.

What you may not know is that in addition to her duties at the local sausage shop, Christine is a serious sidecar racer. We recently stopped by Rosamunde to chat with her about her role at the shop, and her love for an incredibly fast sport. Read on…

East Bay Beer: Rosamunde #5 now open on Telegraph Ave

Remember how excited we all were in 2012 when we first heard that San Francisco sausage institution Rosamunde was coming to Oakland? It landed in Old Oakland and there was great rejoicing, even by vegetarians (seriously, those vegan sausages are solid). Now the sausage ‘n’ beer mini-chain continues to widen its East Bay reach with a new location in Temescal, a neighborhood mysteriously low on good beer options. Read on…

SF Gate: Rosamunde Sausage now grilling in Oakland’s Temescal

Taking over the former Good Bellies café space at 4659 Telegraph Avenue, the new eatery debuted softly over Memorial Day weekend and will be open daily for lunch and dinner.  The interior sports a long bar, communal tables, custom woodwork, and flat-screen TVs, with outdoor seating in the works along Telegraph. Read on…

Playboy: San Francisco’s Best Craft Beer Bars

Craft beer got a major boost in 1965 when Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewing in San Francisco. The brewery is widely believed to have kicked off the craft beer scene in America because during the Gold Rush in 1854, a German brewer named Gottlieb Brekle established a brewery that would evolve into Anchor. Read on…

Huffington Post: The Next Chipotle: 6 Chains Ready to Blow Up in 2015

While no restaurant chain has ever seen a meteoric rise quite like Chipotle, a select few are proving you don’t need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom. Predicting this type of success isn’t easy, but there are tell-tale signs: a bulletproof concept, smart expansion strategy, and practical use of tinfoil are all solid indicators that a new chain might soon arrive at a corner near you. Read on…

Diablo Magazine: Swan’s Market, Revived

If I were down to my proverbial last meal, I would make a beeline for Swan’s Market in Old Oakland, where I can find all my favorite foods: fried chicken, oysters, pizza, tacos, sausage, and sashimi. Read on…

Thrillist: The Next Chipotle: 12 Chains Ready to Blow Up in 2015

While no restaurant chain has ever seen a meteoric rise quite like Chipotle, a select few are proving you don’t need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom. Predicting this type of success isn’t easy, but there are tell-tale signs: a bulletproof concept, smart expansion strategy, and practical use of tinfoil are all solid indicators that a new chain might soon arrive at a corner near you. Read on…

Thrillist: The 12 Most Important Restaurants in Oakland Right Now

While there are a lot of things you definitely don’t know about Oakland (there’s an annual Fairyland for Grownups????), one thing you kind of, sort of do know is that the Sunny Side of the Bay’s restaurant scene is on ghost-chili-peppers-aggressively-rubbed-in-your-eyes fire right now. Read on…