In yet another case of closure reversal, 13-year-old Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Mission Street announced it is returning, after initially closing permanently on Tuesday, November 21. Mission Local caught the news after Rosamunde shared an Instagram post announcing longtime Rosamunde bartender Danny Mendez and his partner Sandra Pulley will take over ownership. “What started as a ‘would this be possible’ turned into reality today,” the post reads. The restaurant, located at 2832 Mission Street, will reportedly reopen on Friday, December 8.
Rosamunde’s reopening news follows closely on the heels of another high-profile Mission District restaurant that closed but is now slated to reopen: Stonemill Matcha. That cafe closed back in August, but in late November movement at the Valencia Street space led to news that the business is being resurrected by the owner of Taishoken, a neighboring ramen spot.
Avian flu hits two Petaluma poultry farms
The avian flu has reached Sonoma County’s poultry belt leading to the euthanization of more than 250,000 ducks and hens in Petaluma, the Press Democrat reports. The outbreak impacted both Sunrise Farms and Reichardt Duck Farm; the latter had to dispose of its entire stock of 169,300 birds, while the California Department of Food and Agriculture euthanized over 80,000 hens at Sunrise Farms. A single case of avian flu warrants the destruction of the entire flock, according to federal and state food-safety protocols, the newspaper reports. Sunrise co-owner Michael Weber says their loss could total more than $3 million.
Wine bar Voyage debuts in San Anselmo
The owners behind Fairfax’s Stillwater and San Francisco bar Junior have opened a new wine bar Voyage, inside what was San Anselmo’s first movie theater at 500 San Anselmo Avenue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Voyage serves a variety of organically farmed and sustainable wines from California and France, as well as beer, cider, low-proof cocktails, and nonalcoholic drinks. Stillwater chef Cameron Meyers created a food menu that includes “cheese and cured meats to steak tartare and a mortadella hoagie.”
Peek inside HoPR’s secret dining room
House of Prime Rib is the destination spot for carnivores of all stripes in the Bay Area, yet not many have been offered a chance to dine in the restaurant’s private event space. Now, SFGATE takes readers inside HOPR’s wine cellar and VIP room, filled with bottles upon bottles of wine, as well as “glimmering piles of Golden State Warriors championship rings, autographed baseballs and basketballs enclosed in plexiglass,” the article states. The VIPs hosted inside the room include the Pelosi family and the San Francisco 49ers.