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If you were at Rosamunde, you could be eating a burger right now...

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  • dixieday Feb 27, 2002 02:31 AM
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$4, at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, on Haight St. just west of Fillmore. mmmm, meaty goodness...

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  1. are we sure the preceding message-which appears frequently--isn't a promotion?

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    1. re: ankimo
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      Rochelle McCune

      Yes. Dixieday is just being evil!!

      I live right next to Rosamunde - The reason it is not a promotion is that Jeff (the owner) has a standing order for ground beef on Tuesday. Every Tuesday they sell out of burgers. He has not changed the volume of that order. Since first mentioned on chowhound sell-out time has gone from 7:00-7:30 to 5:00-5:30. Jeff still has not increased his purchase of hamburger. I personally have asked them to have enough burgers for all Tuesday. They say no, they have what they have and that's that.

      So what motivation would he have to "shill"? Plus, he's way to low-key to actually go out and market his place when it sells itself.

      1. re: ankimo

        Nope. It's just me, a little worker bee with a T1 line. For a while there, there was a lot of buzz about this place, and a lot of people expressed interest in trying it. So I was just trying to help out by alerting the masses to the existence of Burger Day. From now on, though, you're on your own.

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          Rochelle McCune

          Nevermind me, little T1 worker bee, I'm jealous. I'm trapped on the 14th floor on the edges of Downtown, my best burger option at lunch is Reds.

          Did you go to Rosamunde today? Did you notice if the new Thai place was open?

          You know, the little space next to Low-Cost Meat Market - its been a Middle Eastern Place, a Fish 'n Chips Shack, a Falafel shop, etc. I got a flyer/menu from the new place (called something like "Thai Chilli Hot Hot") that said they were opening today. The menu looked good and cheap, especially considering the prices at Thep Phenom.

          1. re: Rochelle McCune

            Well, since my boss just got laid off last week, things are a little chaotic around here (it's a dotcom, natch). I've seen that Thai place in production when I went to Rosamunde last week. Today I went to Alcatraces, in Noe Valley. Tasty bbq shrimp sandwich--not really the spicy, saucy shrimp I expected--more like sauteed shrimp with lots of onions and peppers on a nice ciabatta-type roll. Very friendly staff.

        2. Had my first Rosamounde Burger today. Things were pretty busy when I got there and the guys behind the counter where a little tense so I didn't ask many questions, but I did inquire if burgers where cooked medium-rare (I was worried because I notice they weren't asking.) I took the grunt I received as a yes, but when I got my burger it was cooked all the way through and not nearly as juicy as I would have liked it. Just wondering if this is the norm. The burger had good flavor, but was disappointingly dry.

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          1. re: augiespal
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            Rochelle McCune

            I find all "cooked-through" burgers to be too dry. I order my burgers medium-rare. At Rosamunde, the only times I have gotten more done than I would have liked is when they were really slammed. (I've noticed the same thing with their sausages).

            You may not have this option, but when I see they are slammed, I usually do something else for 10-15 minutes (Toronado?), then go back and order. Because its basically to-go fast food, the place will get packed and then clear out pretty quickly. But with only one person on each shift, he/she can get overwhelmed and F$#%-up an order. While I would like it if that never happened, the fact is it will and my options are to take the chance, modify my ordering behavior or not eat there.

            I do know that Rosamunde staff is getting more & more aggravated with "Burger Day", I hope they don't convince Jeff to discontinue it.

            1. re: Rochelle McCune

              They did seem a little stressed today and there were three guys working.

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                Shep aka 2 Cheap Hungry guys

                Yeah, you should see it on Haggis Day. A mosh pit...

            2. re: augiespal

              The haggis joke was a cruel trick. Last time I asked about haggis, some poster said to go on Tuesday and they'd have haggis. I didn't know it was a joke, and was disappointed when I walked in and got no haggis for my efforts!

              1. re: babyfork
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                Shep aka 2 Cheap Hungry Guys

                "Yes, We Have No Haggis!"

            3. Why not go to Original Joe's and get a freshly-ground burger every day??? Cooked the way you want it?

              1. Haven't I seen a post with this same subject last Tueseday, and the Tuesday before that? Are they that good, or do you have some relationship with the chef, or do you own a piece of the place, or what?

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                1. re: Chino Wayne
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                  Rochelle McCune

                  As you'll can note, below she was just reminding people that it was Tuesday to be helpful and has said she won't bother anymore.

                  FYI - there is no "chef" at Rosamunde nor is there any reason to shill. I suspect the Tuesday staff would love to never have to grill another burger.

                  I live right next to Rosamunde - Jeff (the sole owner) has a standing order for ground beef on Tuesday. Every Tuesday they sell out of burgers. He has not changed the volume of that order. Since first mentioned on chowhound sell-out time has gone from 7:00-7:30 to 5:00-5:30. Jeff has still not increased his purchase of hamburger. I personally have asked them to have enough burgers for all Tuesday. They say no, they have what they have and that's that. "We're a sausage grill, not a burger joint!"

                  So what motivation would anyone have to "shill"? Not to mention that he's way to low-key to actually go out and market his place when it sells itself.

                  1. re: Rochelle McCune

                    That's what I like, the passion of a 'hound for a "find". Did I get your "juices" going?

                  2. re: Chino Wayne

                    They're that good. I was there yesterday too.