Mai Pham Comes to East Sac


I’ve been watching the corner of Alhambra Boulevard and Folsom Boulevard for some time now – the corner space that once housed Togo’s is undergoing a major facelift. Today, I spied the contractor, who told me it was going to be a new restaurant – and invited me inside to meet the owner. To my surprise, I came face to face with Mai Pham, nationally-recognized cookbook author and owner of Sacramento’s acclaimed Lemon Grass restaurant. Pham, it turns out, is bringing her prodigious talent to East Sacramento – the space on Alhambra and Folsom will be a pan-Asian concept called Star Ginger, and she seems pretty darned excited about it. I’m excited too – I’ve been a fan of Mai Pham’s for years, and can’t wait to check out the new restaurant when it opens. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.