In Cambridge Square, hard by the UVA of the North, an eatery’s curb appeal has little influence. 14th Street in Charlottesville is similar. No fewer than a dozen ethnic restaurants that feed a famished university concentrate along a single block between University Avenue and Wertland Street. Find Lemongrass, shoehorned beneath a parking garage. and treat yourself to a Japanese-leaning Thai food. Family-owned since the early 2000s, proprietor-chef Yoshihiro Tauchi has deep training and experience in fish selection and cutting that takes his dishes beyond traditional Thai flavors. Try the Lard on Lettuce Warp followed by Pad Thai. All dishes are healthy and reasonably priced. Lanterns, blinds and asian prints brighten a shadowy ambiance to create that intimate and exotic dining experience on the border of a major university.