What better way to end a perfect holiday weekend then a delicious meal with a special somebody at a favorite local spot...
I tend to enjoy the ambiance of the privately run places over the chains. The place is wonderfully decorated with imported objects, the staff is dressed in traditional attire, and the background music will have you feeling like you have left the country. This family owns 2 places: The Chiang Mei in St. Pete and Ban Thai in north county:
1100 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33705
2519 N McMullen Booth Rd # 505 at the N/E intersection with Enterprise,
Clearwater, FL 33761, (727) 724-2992 - Ban Thai does take away and sushi
I wish I were a vegan, but the Amazing Beef if just too good - I must succumb to it's powers over my tatebuds!
When there I was lucky enough to witness the monks, praying/chanting and performing a blessing. For a fun outdoor adventure, visit the Thai Temple on the other side of Tampa (near Brandon).
Really should have a photo for you - you will have to go see it for yourselves.