Bistec Brasserie
Oct
20
to Jan 31

Bistec Brasserie

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

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

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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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.

Po’s Kitchen will be popping up December 8-10 & 15-17. Stay tuned for more information on times and the food.

No tickets are needed for this event!

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December 8: 5pm - 9pm

December 9: 11am - 9pm

December 10: 12pm - 6pm

December 15: 5pm - 9pm

December 16: 11am - 9pm

December 17: 12pm - 6pm

**Hours subject to change, please stay updated on the hours through our website or Facebook page.

 

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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Bistec's Christmas Eve Dinner

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Looking for something fun and different to do for your Christmas Eve Dinner? Bistec Brasserie is offering a 4 course dinner for $40 per person on December 24. There will also be a $25 wine pairing available for those interested. And, if you're struggling to find a good gift for someone, tickets to this dinner would be perfect!!

This is a one day only event and tickets are needed to attend.

Click here to go to the page for tickets to this event

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Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bistec New Year's Eve Dinner

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Come and celebrate the end of the year with Bistec! Chef Peter Bova will be offering a 4 course meal for $40 per person, with an option $25 wine pairing. There will only be two seatings for this event; one at 6pm & one at 8pm, so purchase your seats before you come. You can purchase tickets by clicking here

We will release more information about the menu when it gets closer to the event.

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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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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

  • 101 South Duke Street York, PA, 17401 United States (map)
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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

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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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Jul
13
to Jul 23

Auditions: Red Toad Tacos

July 13-16 & 20-23

Thurs- Dinner 4-10pm
Fri/Sat/Sun- Lunch and Dinner 11am-10pm
Sun- Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm

Chefs David Rupp and Brandon Green operated Red Toad Tacos out of a food truck 2013-2015 and are auditioning at Taste Test in hopes of turning their concept into a permanent brick and mortar location. With a combined 40 years in the restaurant industry, they both now teach the next generation of chefs at local culinary schools. Rupp and Green are ready to let their experience shine July 12-16 & 20-23.  

Red Toad Tacos features Mexican street food favorites like spiced corn grilled and topped with crema and queso fresco and of course, an array of tacos. Choose from proteins like pork shoulder or battered fish and finish the meal with a classic dessert of Tres Leche. 

Green is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California and has humble beginnings as a busboy at age 14. He has worked in everything from an Italian restaurant to a farm to table fine dining restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA. His love for Mexican food, however, comes from his grandmother; visits to her home in Ensenada fueled his desire to mimic the street food he had there and learned from her.  

Rupp, a graduate of the PA Institute of Culinary Arts, has also run the gamut of the industry. From operating a small American restaurant and bar in Shillington, PA to a brewpub in Lancaster County that served 300+ per night, David knows the ins and outs of what it takes to be a restaurateur in the Central PA area.   

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Ticket price ($18) includes a guaranteed seat, choice of apps, choice of 2 tacos, and choice of desserts. Tickets not required but recommended. Buy Tickets Here: https://tastetest.tocktix.com/

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Jul
8
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 our new Taste Test location (101 S. Duke St.) and help turn your idea into a reality!

Our team will be available to meet on July 8 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. 

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Infusion Indian Kitchen
Jul
5
to Sep 30

Infusion Indian Kitchen

Hamir Patel takes traditional Indian recipes and meshes them with tastes from around the world. He was our first ever Taste Test audition and came back for a second audition during Restaurant Week 2017 to secure his place as our first ever pop up restaurant chef. 

Infusion will pop up for 3 months at a time in our Pop Up Restaurant space at 105 S. Duke St. in the Royal Square Neighborhood. 

INFUSION KITCHEN HOURS:
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

TASTE TEST BAR HOURS:
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri & Sat- 11am-12am
Sun 12pm-6pm

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting: Infusion Indian Kitchen, Taste Test Bar & Courtyard Cantina
Jul
5
4:00 PM16:00

Ribbon Cutting: Infusion Indian Kitchen, Taste Test Bar & Courtyard Cantina

Join us as we cut a ribbon for our 105 S. Duke Street location!

Infusion Indian Kitchen, the Taste Test Bar, and the Courtyard Cantina will be celebrating July 5th at 4pm. 

ABOUT INFUSION INDIAN KITCHEN
Chef Hamir Patel takes traditional Indian recipes and meshes them with tastes from around the world. He was our first ever Taste Test audition and came back for a second audition during Restaurant Week 2017 to secure his place as our first ever pop up restaurant chef. Infusion will pop up for 3 months at a time in our Pop Up Restaurant space at 105 S. Duke St. in the Royal Square Neighborhood. 
INFUSION KITCHEN HOURS:
Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
Saturday 5pm-9pm

ABOUT THE TASTE TEST BAR
The Taste Test Bar will accompany whatever concept is popping up at 105 S. Duke St. It will feature a signature selection as well as some concoctions to match the current pop-up concept.
TASTE TEST BAR HOURS:
Mon-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri & Sat- 11am-12am
Sun 12pm-6pm

ABOUT THE COURTYARD CANTINA
A green space in the heart of Royal Square- Our courtyard cantina offers cheap beers, margaritas, and a beautiful, relaxing space to sit outside and enjoy the weather. 
CANTINA HOURS :
open for customer enjoyment all hours above
outside bartender on duty weeknights and weekends weather permitting

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Auditions: Karma
Jun
22
to Jul 2

Auditions: Karma

Karma: Food with a Conscience

June 22-25 & 29th- July 2
Thur- Dinner 5-9pm
Fri/Sat- Lunch & Dinner 11-9
Sun- Lunch 11-5

Laura Lamar will be auditioning her community cafe concept- small plates of fresh food sourced from neighborhood growers and purveyors. 

Advance Tickets- $16 guarantees a seat and your choice of any three food items
Walk-ins welcome. Purchase tickets at: www.tastetest.tocktix.com

Laura Lamar grew up eating quick and cheap food in the age of microwaves. This lack of epicurean exposure sent her on a quest for simple, healthy and savory foods. Working as a personal trainer/chef it became evident that people had little if any connection to food.  She strives to deconstruct the franken foods of the past and create a mode of fueling both the individual and the community simultaneously through food.

An environmentalist at heart she became determined to acquire and prepare foods in a way that was good for the mind, body, and spirit. Hence the name Karma which denotes that the meals shared are beneficial to the eater, the environment and the local economy.  As a chef at Farm to Freezer York, she built relationships while sourcing local ingredients that provided revenue for small businesses and farmers. This union between local resources transfers to the table. She hopes to inspire others to support the community by dining on local faire.

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Auditions: King Brät
Jun
1
to Jun 11

Auditions: King Brät

King Brät is back and better than ever! Our 2nd ever audition is here for a "round two."

Long time friends Dan , Curtis, and Clint are making their dream a reality- A bratwurst shop featuring locally made sausages with gourmet toppings and loaded tater tots on the side!

June 1-4 and 8-11
Thur- Dinner 5-9pm
Fri & Sat- Lunch & Dinner 11am-9pm
Sun- Brunch 10am-3pm

*Open late until 11pm on First Friday June 2!

$12 gets you a guaranteed seat, a loaded brät, loaded tots, and a drink. A la carte walk-in options will also be available.
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Apr
27
to May 6

Auditions: Nacho Cabra

Nacho Cabra- The world's first Nacho Pub, presented by Scott Paules and Phil Deren.

Although currently working together in the digital technology industry, Scott and Phil have paired their individual passions outside the office for a combo everyone is sure to love - nachos and beer. Scott's single-layer nachos are made to order and served up fast with your choice of toppings and desired heat level from homemade sauces. Phil's German-purist-influenced beer pairings are guaranteed to quench your thirst and cool your tongue.

An avid home cook, Scott has worked at all levels in a variety of independent restaurants in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida. He credits each establishment with inspiring him to become his own restaurateur. Phil has been brewing beer at home for over a decade, heavily inspired by his upbringing in Germany and its proud beer culture. For the Taste Test Audition, Phil will present beers he feels best represent the styles of beers he plans to brew if Nacho Cabra becomes a reality.

Join us April 27-30 and May 4-6 to help us decide if this concept should be #yorksnextbite. If this is a success, Nacho Cabra could be one of a few concepts to pop up for 3 months next door at the Taste Test Bar & Restaurant and potentially end up in a permanent storefront in downtown York.
Thur Apr 27: Dinner 5 PM - 10 PM
Fri Apr 28: Lunch & Dinner 11 AM - 10 PM
Sat Apr 29: Dinner 5 PM - 10 PM
Sun Apr 30: Dinner 5 PM - 9 PM
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Thur May 4: Dinner 5 PM - 10 PM
Fri May 5 Cinco de Mayo: Lunch & Dinner 11 AM - 10 PM, Late Night! 10 PM - 12 AM
Sat May 6: Dinner 5 PM - 10 PM

*Beer will be available for sale during the Nacho Cabra concept, and margaritas will be available on Cinco de Mayo!
Gratuity not included, please plan to bring night-of.

$15 ticket includes nacho or salad tray, soft drink, and dessert. Tickets ensure that you have a seat.

WALK-INS WELCOME, TICKETS AVAILABLE:

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Auditions: Pari's Tasting Table
Apr
12
to Apr 23

Auditions: Pari's Tasting Table

Pari's Tasting Table- Progressive French Creole

Chef Komal Shah has been in the culinary industry for more than 10 years after her education at NCC Culinary Institute in Bethlehem. She has cooked under Chef Emeril Lagasse at Emeril's and NOLA restaurants in New Orleans where she learned the art of both French and Creole cooking as well as under Iron Chef Jose Garces in Philadelphia. Now she wants to pair her knowledge of them together in the ultimate dining experience and open her own concept called Pari's Tasting Table, named after her one year old daughter Pari. 

Komal's menu takes low-country New Orleans style dishes and gives them a traditional French twist with touches of molecular gastronomy. Think five courses of small plates like Cajun Caviar: stuffed apple crepes + beet ginger chutney + celery pearls or Pork Boudin Balls: curry white beans cassoulet + zinfandel reduction + herb gel.

In one word: mouthwatering.

Come support Komal by trying her food and giving feedback. If this is a success, she could be one of a few concepts to pop up for 3 months next door at the Taste Test Bar & Restaurant and potentially end up in a permanent storefront in downtown York.

April 12-16 and 19-23
Weds-Sat 5:30 or 7:30pm: $45/person, five course dinner
Sun 12-3pm: $45/person, five course new orleans brunch

Pari's will accommodate vegetarians/vegans or any other allergies. Please let them know when you are seated for your dinner. 
This is a BYOB event. Recommended wine varietals for this cuisine: zinfandel, pinot noir, malbec, tempranillo, sauvignon blanc.

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Auditions: Paco's Tacos
Mar
31
to Apr 9

Auditions: Paco's Tacos

Paco's Tacos- a street taco shop presented by local chef Brando Diaz. 
Brando has had a love for food for as long as he can remember. He wants to set out on his own to cook what he knows best- street tacos with slow roasted meats and scratchmade salsas, fresh guacamole, churros, and more.

Come support Brando by trying his food and giving feedback. If this is a success, he could be one of a few concepts to pop up for 3 months next door at the Taste Test Bar & Restaurant and potentially end up in a permanent storefront in downtown York.

March 31-April 2 and April 7-9
Fri/Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-5pm

LUNCH- served 11am-4pm- $5/person
2 tacos & a drink
(chips, salsa, guac, desserts available a la carte)

DINNER- served 4-10pm, $15/person
drink
fresh chips & flight of salsas
flight of 5 tacos
(fresh guac and desserts available a la carte)

KIDS 12 and under- $5


***Late night food available a la carte 10pm-12am Fri & Sat nights
This is a BYOB event! We recommend grabbing a growler or crowler of beer from our neighbors at Collusion Tapworks.

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