This article was originally published in Eat Local Magazine Issue 4 | Fall 2019 | Subscribe Here
WHY WE LOVE THEM:
Started by cousins and second generation Filipino-Canadians Roel Canafranca and Ariel del Rosario, Filistix celebrates the flavours of the Philippines and Southeast Asia and offers delicious, hearty food. Filistix opened downtown earlier this spring, but they’ve actually been around for more than 10 years, starting with grilling skewers out of a food truck. They soon moved into the University of Alberta food court, followed by a space at Grant MacEwan University. This spring, they took the leap and opened up a full-service restaurant in the downtown core, in a newly designed space with a mid-century, tropical patio vibe. Try their Breakfast Sando with house-made longanisa sausage and topped with a fried egg, or their Classic Chicken Adobo.