No matter what your favorite topping is–some swear by sauerkraut while others would never veer from grilled onions–you can have it all at the new Rosamunde Sausage Grill. The $6.50 price tag on the gourmet hot dog includes two toppings, so if you like sauerkraut and onions, that’s ok by them.

Josh Margolis, Ray Lobato, and Jennifer Tucci, the owners of Rosamunde helped helping out with everything from busing tables to welcoming customers on the grill’s opening day Monday. Lobato walked around the restaurant, handing out cookies.

“We were dead this morning but it seems to be picking up,” said Margolis.

The restaurant opened at 7 a.m.  in the middle of a heavy rain storm. By lunchtime, the line angled out the front door.

Lobato said the co-owners had been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the place until this weekend. The bar as well as the tree stem tables in the back were made with fallen Cypress trees. The long communal tables are made of reclaimed wood from the Presidio.

Much like the Lower Haight location, the menu here includes favorites such as the merguez, a spicy lamb sausage, and beer sausage made with smoked spicy pork and beef.

They’ve also added a Mission Street sausage, a beef link wrapped in bacon, in homage to a hot dog vendor at 16th and Mission streets, and a sausage breakfast sandwich with a poached egg and cheddar. Other new items include cheese and meat plates, and beer and wine.

There are 22 beers on tap including Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout and Brasserie d’Achouffe La Chouffe; 36 types of bottled beers, as well as red and white wine.

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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