California Thai 2, Ganesha in Santa Rosa
Downtown Santa Rosa restaurant, California Thai quietly shuttered in January 2013 on the heels of several other Brickyard Center closures including Sapporo and Mister Hof Brau. But new signs of life abound on Seventh St. as California Thai 2 opened in the space next to recently-opened Haku Sushi. It’s worth mentioning that nearby Ganesha (535 Ross St.) has been plugging along for more than a year with one of the best lunchtime Indian buffets around. Chef Pramal Nakarmi has gained a loyal local following with made-to-order naan, flavorful tandoori and a spicy goa fish curry.