Jan
9
to Jan 31

Paco's Tacos

Paco's Tacos is back! Joining us for a month long stint Jan 9-31. 

In 2018 we're giving more air time to our aspiring restaurateurs- more of a chance for you to try each concept, and more time for them to take feedback, work out kinks, and see if the whole restaurant gig is for them. 

Paco's Tacos joined us early in 2017 and is back with a refined menu and process. Mexican street tacos crafted with great ingredients and a little bit of swagger. 

First Friday January 5th  4pm-midnight
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January 9th- 31st
Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

Call ahead and takeout available: 717-964-8378, option 101

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Jan
15
to Jan 31

January Jubilee

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Stop at our cafe for different specials each day during January! We are offering lots of chances for free items for our cafe, which is a great way to surprise someone with your free item and make their day. Or, you could keep the free item for yourself (no judgement here!). If you're feeling extra generous, take a look at our suspended coffee board and consider buying someone else a drink.

Scroll down to take a look at the different specials of the day

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Basta La Pasta
Jan
15
to Feb 28

Basta La Pasta

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Coming to Taste Test Jan 15 through the end of Feb: it’s Basta la Pasta!

Like sitting at your Italian grandmother’s dinner table with double the pasta and triple the sass. A casual family joint featuring all-you-can-eat pasta.

Pay one price, turn your flip card to “Mangia!” and start eating: servers will visit your table offering salad, breadsticks, and the pastas of the day. And they’ll keep coming. When you can’t possibly take another bite, flip your card to “Basta!” and they’ll know you’ve had enough.

Also offering homemade meatballs, family style meals, and a la carte options. A fun new take on the old school family meal.

DATES/TIMES:
Jan 15-Feb 28, 7 days a week, 11am-9pm

LOCATIONS:
Jan 15-Jan 31 at Taste Test Restaurant & Bar (105 S. Duke St.)
Feb 1-28 at Cafe & Audition Space (101 S. Duke St.)

Have you eaten here? Tell us what you thought: Basta Survey

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Creative Journaling Workshop with Chelsea Foster
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Journaling Workshop with Chelsea Foster

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January 23rd is National Handwriting Day!

From 6:30-8:30pm join designer Chelsea Foster as she teaches an introduction to hand lettering workshop in the Taste Test Cafe!

Get comfortable with several styles of lettering that can be broken down into simple tips and techniques. The workshop will leave you with the skills to complete the alphabet in block lettering and brush lettering, as well as organizational techniques for creative journaling!

This workshop will be hosted at the Taste Test Cafe & Audition Space at 101 S. Duke St. York PA 17401 in the Royal Square District. Admission for the workshop is $45 and will include all materials necessary: a Tombow Dual Brush pen, a Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen (both for you to keep!), and a small journal.

Grab some tacos from Taste Test Presents: Paco's Tacos and a beer/wine/cocktail before the class starts to keep the lettering flowing!

Tickets: http://chelseafoster.com/prints/york-pa-creative-journaling-101

For any questions please contact hello@chelseafoster.com

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the class.

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, February 8 for Wine, Whiskey & Cigars at our 105 S. Duke St. location! We are partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in the Royal Square District, to bring you an event to give you a jump start on the weekend.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey and wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! You can enjoy your cigars in Casta Cigar's lounge or in our Cantina, since we have those outside heaters now. Or, you can stay inside and enjoy dinner from Paco's Tacos or Basta la Pasta to pair with your adult beverages. 


See you there!


No tickets are needed for this event.

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Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Get over your January blues by joining us Thursday night for Wine, Whiskey & Cigars at our 105 S. Duke St. location! We are partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in the Royal Square District, to bring you an event that is sure to warm you right up.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey and wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! You can enjoy your cigars in Casta Cigar's lounge or in our Cantina, since we have those outside heaters now.


See you there!


No tickets are needed for this event.

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King Brät End of Year Pop Up
Dec
30
to Jan 1

King Brät End of Year Pop Up

  • 101 South Duke Street York, PA, 17401 United States (map)
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King Brat will be back at Taste Test's Cafe & Audition space for their last pop up of the season.
Saturday 12/30 4-10pm
Sunday NYE 12/31 4pm-1am
While you're out, make sure you come by and grab some delicious bräts & tots!

MENU/TOPPINGS:

Carolina Slaw - Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Carolina Mustard and BBQ, Shredded Carrots

Corned Beef Hash - Corned Beef Hash, Fried Egg

Chili - Chili, Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeños

Coney - Chili, Mustard, Onions

Knallhart - Sauerkraut, Stone Ground Mustard


LOADED TOTS AND TOTCHOS

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Spins Vinyl Listening Party: St. Vincent's Masseduction

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Time to grab some drinks and hear some tunes in the Taste Test Cafe & Audition Space!

Join Taste Test and Vinyl Me, Please for a The Spins event celebrating St. Vincent's Masseduction!

BYO Vinyl to listen after the Masseduction has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win St. Vincent's album and other swag. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink for the night!

More on this album:

Masseduction is St. Vincent’s fifth solo album. It’s the most conceptually perfect and perfectly constructed album in a whole catalog incredible albums. Every second and noise is accounted for, but it’s not so stuffy that there isn’t air to breathe.

Tag VMP on Twitter + Instagram to show us your favorite memories from the night.

See you there!

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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Come and take a break from all of your holiday shopping! Taste Test is partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in the Royal Square District, to bring you Wine, Whiskey & Cigars! 

There will be plenty of whiskey drinks and wine being served at Taste Test that will pair nicely with the cigar of your choice. You can enjoy your cigars in Casta Cigar's lounge or our Cantina, since we have those outside heaters now!


No tickets are needed for this event.

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Taste Test Audition: Po's Kitchen
Dec
8
to Dec 17

Taste Test Audition: Po's Kitchen

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The next short term Taste Test audition is Po's Kitchen, a Cambodian & French fusion cuisine restaurant.

Chef Pharen Nhor was born in Thailand, but came to York, PA when he was a few months old and has stayed here since. Moving around from kitchen to kitchen, he was able to work under a lot of different and equally great chefs that helped his skills grow.

Nhor decided to move out of the background in the kitchen and is currently enrolled in the Y.T.I’s culinary program where he says they really sharpened up his blade. He loves all of the math, science, professionalism, and art that goes into being a chef. Through his time at school, Nhor has been able to combine his knowledge of French cuisine with his passion for Cambodian food to bring a unique fusion to York’s palate.

At Po’s Kitchen, customers will be able to feel at home when they come to dine on his food. Chef Pharen hopes that you will be able to enjoy your food through your not only your mouth, but your eyes and spirit as well. Pharen Nhor’s goal is to be one of the best chefs York has had, and this is his first step to achieving that.

No tickets are needed for this event!
December 8: 5pm - 9pm
December 9: 11am - 9pm
December 10: 12pm - 9pm
December 15: 5pm - 9pm
December 16: 11am - 9pm
December 17: 12pm - 9pm

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After you eat here, complete this survey so we can determine who moves into 105 S. Duke St. next!

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Artist Reception & Open Mic Night
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception & Open Mic Night

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2 Great Events, 1 Night!!!

Taste Test Restaurant Incubator will now have artwork from local artists displayed in the 101 S. Duke St. location for a month at a time. December's featured artist is York local Tanya M. Snyder! Tanya's opening artist reception will start at 5pm. Then, at 7pm we will be hosting our open mic night with local musician Corey Wendt.

While attending these events, guests will receive $1.00 off featured barista drinks. Guests will also be able to buy food & drinks from Bistec's dinner and bar menus!
 

Come for the art....Stay for the music! 
See you there!

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First Friday King Bräts Pop Up
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

First Friday King Bräts Pop Up

  • 101 South Duke Street York, PA, 17401 United States (map)
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King Brat will be back at Taste Test's Cafe & Audition space for their last pop up of the season. So, while you're out for First Friday, make sure you come by and grab some delicious bräts & tots!

*Menu*

Carolina Slaw Dog:
Pulled Pork, Slaw, Shredded Carrots, Carolina Mustard and BBQ Sauce

Chili Cheese Dog:
Chili, Cheese, Jalapeños

Krampus:
Cranberry, Arugula, Feta, and candied nuts

Knallhart:
Sauerkraut, Stone Ground Mustard

Loaded Tots and Totchos:
Loaded with chili & cheese
OR pulled pork & slaw

**Vegan options available if needed**

 

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Bistec's Wassail Dinner

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Wassail Dinner celebrates the tradition of going to the apple orchard to ask mother nature for a good harvest the following year. 

This dinner will feature 4 apple based courses for $30.

"The orchard-visiting version of wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England, reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year."

No tickets are needed for this event, but feel free to call ahead for a reservation!

MENU:

FIRST: apple & celery root soup
toasted sunflower seeds
rosemary olive oil

SECOND: apple salad
honey crisp apples
romaine
goat cheese
wine reduction
honey maple walnuts

THIRD: cider braised pork loin
caramelized onions

sauteed apples
turnips
cinnamon
bacon

FOURTH: traditional apple pie
vanilla ice cream
caramel sauce

 

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Auditions: Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen 3rd Weekend

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Back by popular demand! Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen will be coming back to 101 S. Duke St. for a 3rd weekend in the kitchen. Chef Vendettia Banks will be serving delicious soul food: collard greens, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, church rice, corn bread, and much more. If you have missed her last two weekends in our kitchen, now's your chance to come and try what everyone's been talking about!

Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen will return...
November 11 from 11am- 9pm
November 12 from 12pm-6pm

After you're done eating, take the survey for Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen and give us your helpful feedback of the meal so we can better determine who moves onto 105 S. Duke St. next! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SinfullyTastefulKitchen

No tickets are needed for this event!

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About the Chef:
Born, raised, and still living in York, PA, Vendettia Banks is 48 years young and wants to bring her rendition of soul food to her community through Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen. Banks grew up with a very large southern family and continued that trend with her own family, having 5 children and 13 grandchildren, so cooking is a must. Being able to create new food through cooking and baking is exactly what Banks loves doing. She was able to watch and help her grandmother and mother in the kitchen when she was growing up, which is how most of her recipes came to be today.

“I always wanted a soulfood restaurant and my grandmother told me to always shoot for the stars, so that's what I am doing,” says Banks.

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Taste Test is partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in Royal Square District, to bring back Wine, Whiskey & Cigars! 
Despite the rain during the last event, it was a great time so we're back for round #2: 
There will be plenty of whiskey drinks and wine being served that will pair nicely with the cigar of your choice. Casta's lounge will be open as will the Cantina for your cigar enjoyment.

This will help make your Thursday that much better!

No tickets are needed for this event.

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Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Open Mic Night & Artist of the Month Reception

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2 great events in 1 night!

Taste Test Restaurant Incubator will now have artwork from local artists displayed in the 101 S. Duke St. location for a month at a time. November's featured artist is York local Sara Eberly! Sara's opening artist reception will be starting at 5pm. Then, at 7pm we will be hosting our open mic night with local musician Corey Wendt.

During these events, guests will receive $1.00 off featured barista drinks. Guests will also be able to purhcase beer, wine & mixed drinks in the cafe, as well as food from Bistec Brasserie!
 

Come for the art....Stay for the music! 
See you there!

Meet the Artist, Sara Eberly!

Sara lives and works in York, and has been capturing images with a camera for over 35 years. She finds her inspiration through the beauty in simple, everyday object. The negative space, margins left empty, and the energy of her pieces speak just as loud as the emphasized focus in each of her works. 

Creating artwork that gives viewers a new perspective or promotes thinking and conversation is something that Sara loves to do. Sara says that her work as a vision therapist, a mother of two daughters, and her spiritual journey have had the most significant influence in her artwork. All Sara hopes is that her art encourages a moment’s pause, or challenges you to stop and take a breath.

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Halloween Spooktacular Breakfast

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Come fill your belly before setting out on your trick or treating adventure!
Special Kid's Breakfast includes:
-Spooky Waffle and choice of Juice or Milk
-Halloween Kid's Mask Craft for them to use while trick or treating

$10/Child -- tickets recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The ticket is for the child, adults do not need a ticket for this event. 
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**Only 25 spots available**

Coffee and breakfast items will be available for parents, too! 

Afterwards, stop by Redeux Vintage to take part in their Storewide "I Spy" game, all ages!
The Downtown Trick or Treat is 10a-3pm that day!

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Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Spins Vinyl Listening Party: Weezer's Pinkerton

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Time to grab some drinks and hear some tunes in the Cantina! 

Join Taste Test and Vinyl Me, Please for a The Spins event celebrating Weezer's Pinkerton!

We'll be giving away three copies of this exclusive package: 
Translucent blue w/ black marbling 140g vinyl
Gatefold w/ pop-out art
Lyric sheet
12x12 orginal art print by Fuco Ueda

BYO Vinyl to listen after the record of honor has played

AND
We'll have a themed drink! (This month it's a Sake Martini!)

More on this album: 
"Picture it: You’re 25 and famous and uncomfortable. You’re laid up in bed in this freezing Northeastern university, your leg in constant pain. You don’t talk to the kids around you, because what are you going to say to them? An 18-year-old suburban math whiz is not going to have a whole lot to say to the grown-up rock star weirdo who sits next to him in lecture hall. You’ve already seen your rock-star dreams come true, and they’ve done nothing for you. You want to create something great and fall in love and become a grown-up, and you have no idea how any of that might happen. Maybe that’s how you end up writing an album like 'Pinkerton'. -- Tom Breihan"

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Auditions: Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen
Oct
26
to Nov 5

Auditions: Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen

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The next short term Taste Test Audition is Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen, a soul food restaurant so good you'll think it's a sin. 

Born, raised, and still living in York, PA, Vendettia Banks is 48 years young and wants to bring her rendition of soul food to her community through Sinfully Tasteful Kitchen. Banks grew up with a very large southern family and continued that trend with her own family, having 5 children and 13 grandchildren, so cooking is a must. Being able to create new food through cooking and baking is exactly what Banks loves doing. She was able to watch and help her grandmother and mother in the kitchen when she was growing up, which is how most of her recipes came to be today.

“I always wanted a soulfood restaurant and my grandmother told me to always shoot for the stars, so that's what I am doing,” says Banks.

Banks will be serving up foods like fried BBQ chicken, collared greens, and buttermilk garlic cheese biscuits.


October 26-29 & November 3-5

Thursday: 5-9pm Friday/Saturday: 11am-9pm Sunday: 12-6pm

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Open Casting Call; October
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Casting Call; October

 

Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Come share it with us at our Taste Test location (101 S. Duke St.) and let us help you turn your idea into a reality!

Our team will be available to meet on October 21 from 12-4pm. All you need to do is pitch us your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, or anything that helps convey your restaurant concept. 

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact Us.

You could also RSVP to the event using our Facebook page. 

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Bistec Brasserie
Oct
20
to Dec 23

Bistec Brasserie

  • 105 South Duke Street York, PA, 17401 United States (map)
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Days/Hours

Mon-Weds 11am-3pm (lunch only)
Thur- Sat 11am-9pm
Sun 10am-2pm
Last Day: Dec 23

Chef Peter Bova held his first audition for Bistec Brasserie in August at the Taste Test Cafe & Audition Space. He was very well received by the public, which landed him a spot in the next round in the Taste Test series at their long term audition space. Opening in late October/Early November, he will be serving classics from around Europe with his own new twists. Customers can get items like steak frites and moules frites, which can be accompanied by seasonal sides and wine pairings. Bistec will also offer lunch, weekend brunch, and a more casual late night bar menu. This audition will start October 20 and run until January 31. 

Chef Bova has worked in a variety of kitchens across the country. Most notably, he was the opening Sous Chef at the critically acclaimed Abe Fisher, a fine dining Eastern European restaurant in Philadelphia. He was most recently the opening Sous Chef at Chais Delachaise, a wine bistro in New Orleans. Bova enjoys taking classic fine dining foods and recreating them to be more approachable.

"I can't wait to see what this leads to. I would love to have a permanent concept in downtown York that features great cuts of meat alongside the best of what the season has to offer,” said Bova.

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Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Taste Test is partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in royal square, to bring you wine, whiskey, cigars all in one place! This event is happening October 12 in the Cantina from 6:30-8:30. There will be plenty of whiskey drinks and wine being served that will pair nicely with the cigar of your choice. 

This will help make your Thursday that much better!

Stay up to date about this event through our Facebook page!

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Oct
5
to Oct 15

Auditions: Sweetly

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Taste Test presents Sweetly, the next short term pop up, from October 5-8 & October 12-15!

Thursdays: 4-9pm

Fridays/Saturdays: 10am-9:30pm

Sundays: 10am-6pm

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Sah Abdussalaam is the head chef of Sweetly, the next short term pop up at Taste Test’s 101 S. Duke St. location. Abdussalaam was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, but she has since made York, PA her new home. Being passionate about food runs in Abdussalaam's family. Her father and grandmother are the ones that initially sparked her passion for cooking by starting her in the kitchen at a young age. Plus, many of Abdussalaam’s family members own soul food and cheesesteak restaurants. Abdussalaam is sticking to what she knows best by using recipes from her grandmother and aunt for her baked goods she will be serving.

"My menu is a fun twist on classics with a touch of philadelphia flavor. I feel that I have a lot to bring to the dining industry in York” explains Abdussalaam. She is excited to give York a brunch spot that features creative and beautiful food!

Sah Abdussalaam will be popping up October 5-8 & 12-15 and she will be open Thur 4-9, Fri/Sat 10-9:30, and Sun 10-6. She will have brunch options, like chicken and waffles, savory dinner options, like black bean casserole, and desserts, like cinnamon rolls, milkshakes and cupcakes. Stay tuned for the complete menu that will be available during Abdussalaam's pop up!

Sweetly will be offering brunch and dinner classics with dessert options to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

No tickets are needed for this event.

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Nacho Cabra One Day Pop Up

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Nacho Cabra will be popping up for one day only event October 1 from 12pm-6pm. What could be better than savory nachos with your choice of toppings. Their previous *one day* pop-up and audition was a huge success, so we decided to bring them back...again! Bring your friends that have been hearing about the nacho craze so they can actually see what it's all about

Sit back, grab a marg or beer, and snack on some nachos.

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Bistec Brasserie One Day Pop Up
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Bistec Brasserie One Day Pop Up

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Bistec Brasserie is popping up in the Taste Test Cafe & Audition space for one night! Chef Peter Bova will be serving food that will mirror what he is going to have in during his 3 month pop-up. Come and enjoy Downtown York during Bike Night with some traditional Belguim and French food with a twist. Come & join us for this great event!

Menu
Poutine: 
-Steak with tomato gravy, cheddar curds, chives, fresh jalapenos $7
-Seafood with bechamel, chives, lemon $6
Fried Cheese:
-Cheddar curds, beer batter, lemon $9
Panini with Frites:
-Eggplant, tomato marmalade, garlic aioli, chimichurri $9
-Bistec Burger fried egg, kosher dill pickles, beer mustard $10

**No tickets are necessary for this event

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Vinyl Listening Party at the Cantina
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Listening Party at the Cantina

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Time to grab some drinks and hear some tunes in the Cantina! 

Join Taste Test and Vinyl Me, Please for a The Spins event celebrating Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready To Die."

We'll be giving away three copies of this exclusive package: 
2LP, Red with White/Black Splatter + White with Red/Black Splatter Vinyl
'Baby’ Cover w/ Red Metallic Foil + Embossed Text
Mastered for Vinyl
Deluxe wide-spine single pocket jacket
12x12 Art Print by Bráulio Amado

BYO Vinyl to listen after the record of honor has played

AND
We'll have a themed, bubble based drink "Cognac, Champagne, and Conversation."

AND
Second hand vinyl for sale by host Matt McDunnell!

This album "has become a classic so canonized that all praise can’t help but feel empty. No adjective or second-hand color scheme can capture the shadowplay of dark and light that Biggie creates line-by-line, a sociopathic threat followed by a Louis XIV boast or a novelistic detail that freezes your backbone. There’s nothing Teflon about this album. Everything sticks to Big, every snaking fear and cancerous reality. He absorbs and internalizes it, spitting it back with fatalistic precision."- Vinyl Me, Please

Tag VMP on Twitter + Instagram & use #TheSpinsSeptember to show us your favorite memories from the night. All entires will be automatically entered to win a VMP Swag Bag!

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Sep
21
to Sep 24

The Flour Shop

FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY! The newest auditioning concept called The Flour Shop is specializing in homemade pasta dishes. Chef Taylor and Chef Dave are combining their skills in Italian cuisine to bring the York community a fast & casual dining experience. Chef Taylor has spent his time cooking at restaurants in Lancaster and York and loves the joy that food can bring to people. Chef Dave enhanced his culinary skills at the Culinary Institute of America, and then went to Philadelphia, PA to put his skills in action. Both men are excited to show off their passion for Italian cuisine for all to enjoy! September 21: 5-9 pm September 22/23: 11am-9pm September 24: 12-6pm On Sunday, the chefs will be featuring a special Sunday Gravy for all to enjoy. Sunday Gravy is an Italian tradition that helps bring the family together, typically on Sundays. The ‘gravy’ is a rich tomato based sauce with slow cooked meats that is served over pasta. No tickets are needed for this event!

FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

The newest auditioning concept called The Flour Shop is specializing in homemade pasta dishes. Chef Taylor and Chef Dave are combining their skills in Italian cuisine to bring the York community a fast & casual dining experience.

Chef Taylor has spent his time cooking at restaurants in Lancaster and York and loves the joy that food can bring to people. Chef Dave enhanced his culinary skills at the Culinary Institute of America, and then went to Philadelphia, PA to put his skills in action. Both men are excited to show off their passion for Italian cuisine for all to enjoy!

September 21: 5-9 pm

September 22/23: 11am-9pm

September 24: 12-6pm

On Sunday, the chefs will be featuring a special Sunday Gravy for all to enjoy. Sunday Gravy is an Italian tradition that helps bring the family together, typically on Sundays. The ‘gravy’ is a rich tomato based sauce with slow cooked meats that is served over pasta.

No tickets are needed for this event!

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

King Brät One Day Pop-Up/Game Day

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2 Great Events, 1 Day

In our Courtyard Cantina, King Brät will be popping up for a ONE DAY ONLY event. Come for lunch or dinner and grab some margaritas, beer, Bräts and hot dogs! As always, vegan and gluten free options available.

In our Taste Test Cafe & Audition space we will be hosting a Sunday Game Day. Customers can come and enjoy the board games and cards that we have, or they can bring their own! While you're playing games, you can enjoy some drinks, especially with our $1 off drafts all day special. 

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Aug
24
to Sep 3

Auditions: Maiwand Kabob

Maiwand Kabob is named after Maiwand, a culturally-rich historic village in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Afghan cuisine encompasses a broad variety of culinary eats but is most notable for its savory kabobs. Maiwand’s menu is no different- from succulent kabobs to mouth-watering rice pudding, Maiwand strives for freshness and authenticity. Marinated daily, cooked to order, and made from scratch.

MK opened as a small family owned eatery in in Columbia, MD in 1999. They have slowly expanded over the past 13 years gaining recognition from the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post as the best “cheap eat” in Howard County, MD. Now Maiwand Kabob is here to test the York market and see if a kabob restaurant would be a good fit.

Taste Test needs your help to decide- should Maiwand Kabob be #yorksnextbite?

Aug 24-27 & 31- Sep 3
Thur 5-9
Fri & Sat 11-9
Sun 12-6

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Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Open Casting Call

Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Come share it with us at Taste Test and potentially turn your idea into a reality!

Our team will be available to meet on 8/19 from 12-4pm. Pitch your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, anything that helps convey your restaurant concept. 

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact us to sign up ahead of time.

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Listening Party at the Cantina

Time to grab some drinks and hear some tunes in the Cantina! 

Join Taste Test and Vinyl Me, Please to celebrate the VMP 10 Year Anniversary Reissue of The National 'Boxer' at The Spins! Enjoy a night of music, the local vinyl-loving community, & drinks. Who knows, you could even end up taking home your own copy of 'Boxer'! 

We'll have themed drinks like the "The National + 29 years"- a mexcal based drink crafted by Texas based mixologist Sean Skvarka.

Tag VMP on Twitter + Instagram & use #TheSpinsAugust to show us your favorite memories from the night. All entires will be automatically entered to win a VMP Swag Bag!

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Auditions: Bistec- A Belgian Bistro
Aug
11
to Aug 20

Auditions: Bistec- A Belgian Bistro

Bistec features classics from Belgium and France with new twists. Items like steak frites, and moules frites are accompanied by seasonal sides like fresh heirloom tomatoes and green beans almondine. Guests can top it all off with unique desserts like cantaloupe sorbet.

Try it yourself Aug 11-13 and 18-20! 
Fri & Sat 11-9
Sun 12-6

Special lunch added Tues & Thurs Aug 15 & 17 from 11am-2pm!
No tickets required- just walk in when it's convenient.

Originally born in Maryland and raised in York, Chef Peter Bova has worked in a variety of kitchens across the country. Most notably, he was the opening Sous Chef at the critically acclaimed Abe Fisher, a fine dining Eastern European restaurant in Philadelphia. He was most recently the opening Sous Chef at Chais Delachaise, a wine bistro in New Orleans. Bova moved back to the York area in 2016 to be near family and assist with his family’s food truck, Forno Bova.

Bova enjoys taking classic fine dining foods and recreating them to be more approachable.

"I can't wait to see what this leads to. I would love to have a permanent concept in downtown York that features great cuts of meat alongside the best of what the season has to offer,” said Bova.

The York community is invited to attend these concept auditions and answer a series of questions about their experience. This will help the Taste Test team make a final determination for which restaurant concept will next occupy their adjoining 105 South Duke St. space for 3 months. This is an a la carte menu only (no pre-purchase tickets).

 


 

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Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Game Day at Taste Test

Grab some drinks and gather around to play some games with friends! Use our own board games and cards or BYOG. We'll have drinks galore and a limited food menu. Gamers enjoy 10% off drinks!
The cantina will be open for gaming al fresco as well.

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