CLOSED Masala Jack’s

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When someone says cheap and Indian food in the same breath, it's usually a recipe for indigestion, if not worse. You just don't want to play roulette with bargain-basement goat meat and lamb slathered with curry sauce. Hence my slight trepidation when BiteClubbers turned me onto Masala Jack's which recently opened in Cotati, featuring a menu full of curries under $7--many under $5

Sift Cupcakery

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As owner of Sift, the Sonoma County's first official cupcakery, Ballus is dedicated to the art of killer cupcakes. With a baker's dozen (or so) flavors fresh made each day, she and her staff (of one) are barely keeping up with demand. Not exactly surprising when at least half the menu reads like a high-end cocktail list--Pink Champagne, Miami Vice, Limonata, the Irish Car Bomb and the Ooh La La. Cute, but just a little dangerous