Plenty of chatter on the “for lease” sign in the window of the Red Rose Cafe in Santa Rosa. The restaurant suffered extensive damage in July when a fire ripped through the interior. A call to the restaurant’s listed number results in a “Call cannot be completed as dialed” message.

Though the restaurant had its ups and downs, a loyal fan base for the restaurant’s commitment to authentic southern cooking will be missed.

Stay tuned, however, for updates on several newcomers to the BBQ game, including the forthcoming Sweet T’s, slated to open by November.