Destined for Los Banos and Livingstons
Been a couple of years since I've stopped for lunch, but Espana's in Los Banos traditionally was good.
They seem to still be a local favorite in those reader's choice type of awards just by looking at their awards page.
Of course, Woolgrowers is good too.
Slim pickens in Livingston (can you spell c-h-a-i-n), but any town with a restaurant with the convoluted name of Mayrita Osteiniera (sp?) has got to be worth a try:
Looks like you also have Gallo wine (Livingston Cellars), almonds and sweet potatoes in Livingston and an interest in organic farming - maybe there will be a church supper you can learn about from their online newspaper?