When POLENG LOUNGE closed, I know I was not the only one to lament chef Timothy Luym’s adobo chicken wings flying away. Well, you can find that favorite dish and more at ATTIC in San Mateo, a two-level spot near the Century Theaters, where Luym is the consulting chef. “Under Attic” is the small bar area and communal table on the ground level serving bar bites and craft cocktails by Nicholas Feather, and the upstairs dining room, “Attic,” is a full-service restaurant with a bar, lounge seating, and a private dining room and patio for events. New dishes coming on the menu include a roasted pork jowl salad, sizzling bulalo (bone-in beef shank with bone marrow gravy), and ask about the secret lamb adobo. Open Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm, bar hours 4pm to close. 234 South B St. at 3rd Ave., San Mateo , 650-342-4506.
Yelp photo from Albert B.