Lunch on Wednesday meant scarfing down an order of Star Ginger's tasty pad thai at my desk, and hello, looks like I'll be back again soon. Star Ginger, operated by Mai Pham of Lemon Grass fame and a noted cookbook author, is celebrating its upcoming second anniversary with a slew of $2 specials. Among these $2 deals: soup, Asian tacos, banh mi sandwiches and beer. These deals will run from Jan. 25 through Jan. 31, and the fine print says the $2 specials are available for dine-in only and a limit of one menu special per person.
Star Ginger is located at 3101 Folsom Blvd. For more info: (916) 231-8888, www.starginger.com