Today we drove about 18 miles south to St. George to find a restaurant for lunch. According to the U.S. Census, St. George has the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States. This is due to the city's mild climate and proximity to Utah's national parks and Las Vegas. In 2004, St. George had a population of just 78,506 people. Today, the population is 151,948 residents.
Home prices in St. George range from the low $100,000 for a bungalow-style 3 bedroom, 2 bath to over $3 million house with 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom offering panoramic views of the city's valley below.
Benja's Thai Garden is located in a small strip mall.
J.J. has a talent for finding unusual restaurants and ordering interesting and excellent dishes. Shrimp wrapped in a blanket, served hot with spicy Thai sauce and Beef Pad Thai were most satisfactory.
The background music which other diners probably heard as an exotic song was Kundalini Yoga music by Snatam Kaur. It was a special treat for me to listen to "Ong Namo" and " Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung" as I enjoyed my food.
Aloha -- Cathi