Taste Test is a restaurant incubator in which aspiring restaurateurs go through a mentorship process to develop their concepts. They audition them to the York community in a series of pop ups to gain feedback as they continue to hone their business skills on the back end. Finally, successful concepts are given an opportunity for alternative financing to open a permanent brick and mortar location. 

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RESTAURANT & BAR (105 S. Duke St.) :


BISTEC BRASSERIE OPENING OCT 20
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 10am-9pm (brunch served until 3pm)
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Xmas Day, NY Day, abridged hours all the eves
Brunch and full lunch to start October 29.
Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Oct 26 at 5:30!

CAFE & AUDITION SPACE (101 S. Duke St.)


Mon-Fri 7am-3pm
Sat 8am-3pm
Also open on nights of two-week auditions (click here to see schedule).

CANTINA:
open for customer enjoyment of all food and drink during all listed hours

Most excitingly, this project is part of a collaboration of a few key community organizations. We've received a grant from YorIt, and we've developed a partnership with the York College Department of Hospitality. Their students are instrumental in developing the concepts & business plans and executing them alongside professionals in the industry to gain real world experience & market research.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED

First and foremost, come visit!
Stop by the cafe, eat at each concept, give us suggestions, give us your ideas for the next concept. At the end, vote for your favorite that you'd like to see as a permanent fixture. Even consider becoming a part owner of the establishment.  Want to be involved in the operation of an upcoming concept?

Pitch your idea:
We're looking for interested candidates who have ideas for new restaurant concepts in Downtown York. Locals who want to see their ideas come to fruition can come pitch them at two casting calls next month. Ideas that are chosen will have a chance to audition their concepts in a 3 day series where the community can come and taste the food.
Show up at one of our casting call dates and pitch the Taste Test team your idea, or contact us.
 

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS