Most people head up north of Manila to spend weekends, vacation leaves, and holidays. Travelers love Pampanga because of the rich gastronomic experience it offers; Pangasinan and La Union are hotspots for their beaches and laidback vibes; Baguio is a go-to because of its chilly weather; while Ilocos has its heritage sites plus the gorgeous sand dunes and windmills.
But did you know that there are actually unique and interesting spots worth the visit in Tarlac, too? For a dose of art and history, you may check out Capas National Shrine, Ninoy Aquino Monument, The Aquino Center Museum, and Bamban Museum of History. And if you’re up for some adventure, you may hike Mt. Pinatubo via Capas trail or go to Kart City!
In addition to all that, a new foodie spot just opened in Capas, Tarlac last October! Named after the initials of owners (Philip Jeynes, Arnel Nucum, and Stuart Anderson), PAS Food Yard Evolution is the first food park in Capas.
Here’s a sneak peek of PAS Food Yard Evolution’s 21 food stalls and their best-sellers:
1. EL TACO-MEX
Brace yourselves for a Mexican feast care of El Taco-Mex!
2. AL DENTE & CRUST
Head over to Al Dente & Crust for an affordable Italian food fix.
3. KABOOM BURGERS
These bad-ass burgers are waiting for you! Pro Tip: Order the Balikatan Burger – it’s a triple patty burger for only P199!
4. APPLE TEA
Here’s a stall for milk tea lovers, plus they offer tasty snacks, too. Their Bread Surprise has pizza flavored fillings (oops, it’s not a surprise anymore)!
5. KABAB AVENUE
A legit yet affordable kabab place is always a good find!
6. CRAZY WINGS
Crazy for wings? Us, too!
Satisfy your street food cravings at Totobits!
8. UNCLE DREW’S
For your favorite western snacks, just look for Uncle Drew!
9. D’ FAMILY CAFÉ
If you’re bringing kids with you at this food park, I highly recommend you take them to D’ Family Café! They offer cute and delectable cookies for kids and kids-at-heart. Plus, who doesn’t love a Milo Dinosaur?
10. TEMPURA EXPRESS
Delight yourself in affordable tempura served in a cone. Great for sharing!
11. RUNWAY 8 GRILL
Like it grilled? Run to Runway 8 Grill!
12. MEE AND MOO
Mee & Moo serves different dishes made of beef and goat! Let your meat-loving friends know about this food find!
Satisfy your Korean food cravings at Samgy-licious! Tip: They offer unlimited Pork or Beef Samgyeopsal, so come extra hungry!
14. SIZZLING BOX
For the love of all things sizzling, head on over to Sizzling Box. The food choicers here are perfect as pulutan and beer match!
15. SWEET STATION
Whether you’re the type who thinks a meal isn’t complete without the sweet finale, or you’re someone who loves to eat desserts first, don’t forget to stop by this food stall!
16. DRINK STATION
If you’re up for a few bottles to cap a long day, Drink Station has got you covered! They offer non-alcoholic drinks, too.
17. FRUITS & HERBS
Healthy and refreshing fruit juices are available at Fruits & Herbs!
18. YAKI TEMAKI
Calling all Japanese food fans--this stall will make your heart jump for joy because their dishes are affordable and tasty! Itadakimasu!
19. TENO’S LAZY CHICKEN
Chicken cooked in different ways is what Teno’s is all about!
If you want something that feels and tastes like home, come swing by Luto-Ann! They serve mouth-watering Filipino dishes.
21. AILA’S TUNA EXPRESS
For everyone who would like to take a break from heavy meats like pork and beef, add this seafood stall to your list of must-try and thank us later. Aila’s Tuna Express offers different tuna dishes!
PAS Food Yard Evolution also holds various events like concerts and movie screenings (via projector). They also invite bands and comedians -- so you can always come over for good food and also great entertainment during your visit.
PAS Food Yard Evolution is located at Zone 1, Brgy. Cut-cut, Mac Arthur Highway, Capas (near Well Spring High School). The food park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm. Contact 0977-2174110, like PAS on Facebook (/pasfoodyardevolution), and follow on Instagram (@pasfoodyard_capas).