In the heart of downtown, you’ll find Thai-food lovers ensconced at family-owned Lemon Grass. Lace curtains and oversized paintings—flowery country gardens in one room and a smiling Buddha perched above a lily pond in another—create a peaceful backdrop. Veera Vichvrasmee and wife Peaw cook home-style Thai dishes that have satisfied Livermore Lab scientists and families for a decade. Sample the garlic prawns, fried tofu sautéed with sweet curry sauce and green beans, or fresh salmon specials featuring seasonal vegetables. The wine list showcases only Livermore Valley wines—and you may see some winemakers dining there. Lunch Mon.–Sat., dinner daily.