Rosemarie's Ready To Bring Gourmet Sliders To San Diego's Mission Beach

June 11, 2023

The team behind popular area food truck Rosemarie's Burgers is ready to open the company's first brick-and-mortar restaurant in San Diego's Mission Beach. 

After leaving the military, Nick Bálsamo found private sector life to be a tad unfulfilling, so he decided to travel to Asia and work as a chef in Hong Kong for a couple years. He eventually returned stateside, harnessed his cooking skills and launched Where To Eat California, a collective of businesses that include a catering company named Festa Supper Club, a food truck named Strada that served Asian street food, and Rosemarie's Burgers food truck, a roaming San Diego-based gourmet slider eatery named after his grandmother. For the past year, Rosemarie's has been a fixture outside Harland Brewing Company's Bay Park tasting room, where it earned a reputation for having deliciously unique slider sandwiches. 

Earlier this year, Bálsamo took over the Mission Beach space that housed plant-based NoW Sushi since early 2019. Rosemarie's will open this week with a menu featuring an array of slider sandwiches, loaded fries, and other globally-inspired specialties. Highlights from the slider menu include The Classic Wagyu slider with sautéed Maui sweet onion confit, jack cheese, and Kewpie mayo; Bombay Hot Chicken with fried chicken thigh, pickled veg and housemade spicy curry sauce; and We Have Eggplant with fried eggplant, Korean BBQ sauce, pickled cabbage and Kewpie Mayo. The eatery will also serve craft beer, wine and soft drinks. 

Rosemarie's will soft open on Wednesday, June 14 at 3852 Mission Boulevard in San Diego's Mission Beach. For more information, visit