Ferrari tastes on a Volkswagon budget

The Buzz
Seems Santa Rosa wasn’t quite ready for Nirvana’s high-concept Indian fusion. The restaurant has reportedly closed. Though BiteClub was initially enthusiastic about the food, continued problems with service and consistency–as well some fairly rabid counter-advertising by nearby Sizzling Tandoor–seem to have doomed the restaurant.

The Tightwad

Ferrari tastes on a Volkswagon budget? BiteClub gets it.

Get your bubble on: Domaine Chandon’s usually staid etoile restaurant is attracting some hipsters on a budget during Bubble Hour, featuring half off Chandon wine and $5 sparkling cocktails from 6-7 pm. Thursday nights throughout August, they’ll be offering swing dance lessons for just $10 from 7 to 8pm and a live DJ. One California Drive, Yountville.

All you can eat sushi? Sonoma foodie Kathleen Hill reports in the Sonoma Sun that Shiso Restaurant will offer an all-you-can-eat dinner every Wednesday night from 6pm to 9pm. For $30, you’ve got one hour to cram as much food into your piehole as you’d like (though there is a limited menu). At an upscale sushi house like Ed Metcalfe’s (who plans to open a steakhouse at the SoCo airport this month), that’s quite a deal. 522 Broadway, Sonoma.

Locals night at Dry Creek Kitchen: Charlie Palmer’s Healdsburg outpost offers up a three course tasting menu Monday through Thursday for $30, $45 with wine. 25 Matheson St, Healdsburg.

Applewood Inn, which received a recent Michelin nod, serves up high-end Cal-Ital dishes from Chef Brian Anderson Tuesday through Thursday on their bistro menu. Frequented by romance-seeking tourists on the weekend, the Guerneville spa/hideaway is a nice little getaway for us locals during the busy workweek. Reservations recommended 13555 Highway 116, Guerneville.