"Asian street food" occupies the menu at Star Ginger in east Sacramento. We've been there many times and like it a lot. So we were happy when it was announced that Lemon Grass chef-restaurateur Mai Pham's noodle bar-grill will celebrate its one-year anniversary by offering four menu items for only $1 each. Usually, they sell for $6 to $8 each.
First, some ground rules: The one-buck dishes are available only between 5 and 9 p.m., for dine-in only, one per person over the three-day celebration. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., though, look for free giveaways every 15 minutes. You must be there to win.
Now for the items: Green curry and jungle curry on Tuesday; BBQ chicken banh mi (sandwich on a great roll from Village Bakery in Davis) on Wednesday; and ginger sesame chicken salad on Thursday.
Star Ginger is at 3101 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 231-8888. www.lemongrass.com.