Later this month, Rosamunde will be widening its empire of sausage grills by about 3,000 miles, with the addition of a Brooklyn location.
Rosamunde's original location at 545 Haight Street opened in June of 1998. A Mission outpost was added in January of 2010, and earlier this year an Oakland version was announced. Owner Josh Margolis tells us expanding to Brooklyn was a natural next step.
"Brooklyn made sense as an east coast location due to its similarities with San Francisco. The neighborhood of Williamsburg is filled with an eclectic mix of people and a Brooklyn version of something close to SF's Mission or Haight neighborhoods. Our spot on Bedford Ave (between Grand and S. 1st) is Williamsburg's south side, which is a bit more eclectic than Williamburg's north side. Not unlike Lower Haight vs. Upper Haight or Mission/24th vs Mission/16th."
The Brooklyn Rosamunde will be similar to the Mission location, but with a few key differences. For starters, it'll have a full bar, with some "fun sausagey cocktails," Margolis says. They'll also be making sodas in-house, and will feature plenty of locally-made (New York-area, that is) sausages and craft brews on the menu.
Expect the Brooklyn Rosamunde to open later this month at 285 Bedford Avenue, with an exact date being set in the next few days. And as for that Oakland location, Margolis says the permitting process has taken a couple months longer than expected, but they're on track for an October opening.