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Rosamunde Sausages downhill?

Chowsmurf Sep 19, 2006 06:32 PM

Rosamunde Sausages are amazing, but I found the bread a dissapointment. I went on a Tuesday, 4th of July- I went for the famous Tuesday Burger, as did about 15 other people in line with me, but they weren't serving it that day. Bummer. I noticed the menu said the sausages were served on a sesame roll, but ours were served on a potato roll which took the juice from the sausage and disintegrated into a mealy mess. Was this just a one-time substitution? The sausages we had really were outstanding. (Lime Tequila Habanero Chicken and Spicy Italian.)

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    krockin RE: Chowsmurf Sep 20, 2006 11:49 PM

    I could not agree more! I used to love, love, love Rosamunde sausages and a pint or 2 at the Toronado next door, but last time I went, I was soo disappointed by the new rolls. The old ones were perfect; these are mushy, soggy and messy. Sigh.

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    1. re: krockin
      chaddict RE: krockin Sep 22, 2006 04:12 AM

      What?!??! Why would they change the bread? Why tinker with a great place? No more burger Tuesdays? And I don't want sesame with my bockwurst!

      1. re: chaddict
        nsheth RE: chaddict Sep 22, 2006 07:06 AM

        I think the burger issue was just that day. I was there the Tuesday before, and I recall seeing a posting saying no burgers on the 4th. Haven't been back since, but will try it again soon . . .

        1. re: nsheth
          Chowsmurf RE: nsheth Sep 25, 2006 07:24 PM

          We actually went in the Saturday before the 4th and asked specifically if they would be serving the burger on the 4th. The woman (who appeared to have been stoned out of her gourd) assured us they would. My dining companion went last week for the Tuesday burger and said it was quite good, but not as good as the Wagyu burgers at Brickhouse, so you are correct- they are still doing them on non-Holidays. (Though it seems somewhat illogical to not served them on the day they are accessible to the most people- I assume they thought they would have a take-home sausage rush to keep up with, but most of the people were there for the burger.)

        2. re: chaddict
          larochelle RE: chaddict Sep 22, 2006 05:24 PM

          I got a dog this week and the bun didn't have sesame on it, but it still sucked. The bun tasted stale as well as falling apart almost immediately.

          First, they stop cooking the onions properly - why don't they just stop pretending and say "raw onions tossed in a skillet & grease for 2 seconds"? Then, they switched their bread.

          I mean really, how hard is it to do right? They've got the grill, they've got good quality sausages, they've got decent-to-good toppings but the bread is a critical structural and taste component that is a deal breaker for me.

          I'm done with Rosamunde unless they fix their crappy buns!

          1. re: larochelle
            chaddict RE: larochelle Sep 23, 2006 02:36 AM

            Geez! You buy a goldmine and start digging for silver. What are they thinking? I guess the answer will now be to buy the sausages and cook them at home...but Rosamunde's and Toronado together were an SF institution. So sad!

            1. re: chaddict
              Chowsmurf RE: chaddict Sep 25, 2006 07:20 PM

              This was my conclusion as well- better to get the sausages and cook them at home with proper bun and toppings. To be honest, though, the sausages are fantastic but not worth the trip and the parking unless you can have them prepped and eat them with an ice cold beer right then and there. I probably will never go to the trouble of heading over there just to get sausages to take home.

      2. Atomica RE: Chowsmurf Sep 23, 2006 02:51 AM

        I think the sausages are way overcooked. Dry. Couldn't tell them apart if I had a gun at my head.

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          lance RE: Chowsmurf Sep 23, 2006 07:55 AM

          happy to hear there's more that will stay away from the sausage & the beer. ta ta for now!

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            jkt RE: Chowsmurf Oct 14, 2006 04:44 AM

            I don't like the softer bun either, but those bratwursts with sauerkraut, two peppers, and mustard. It's just so good.

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              EastCoastTransplant78 RE: Chowsmurf Oct 15, 2006 07:47 PM

              Agreed about the buns. Sausages still good, but the bun kinda ruined it.

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