This week, the Punter treks down to San Mateo's two-year-old Bistro Luneta, one of the few Filipino joints on the culinary map. Unterman (obviously) speaks highly of Chef Santos' menu, but undertones imply a restaurant that could be more ballsy: "The reassuringly small menu reconfigures a number of Filipino favorites to appeal to a lighter, more California palate ... He walks a fine line between his grandma's cooking — the way he likes to eat — and what he thinks will please a broader audience. He needs to keep everything bright and true, not just accessible." [SFE]
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