Paco's Tacos
Jun
1
to May 31

Paco's Tacos

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Paco's Tacos is back!
Rebranded and ready to bring you delicious tacos, guacamole, and other favorites in our Restaurant & Bar side!

Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12-9
Friday & Saturday: 12-10
Sunday: 12-7

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Sep
20
to Jan 24

LIVE at the Cantina!

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See below for the schedule... Come to the Cantina this summer for live music, vinyl and reggae nights, and open mics! 
Enjoy with food from our current restaurant pop ups and great company. It's going to be a good summer. Invite your friends & join us!

SCHEDULE

September
Sat 22nd: Mother Dimension 7-9P
Sun 23rd: Open Mic, 2-5p
wed 26th: Weekly Pride Night 5-9p
thu 27th: RSVPyork vinyl party feat. Janis Joplin “pearl” 7-9p
Sat 29th: TBA, 7-9p

October

Wed 3rd: Weekly Pride Night, 5-9p
Fri 5th: THE, 7-9p
Sun 7th: Open Mic, 2-5p
Wed 10th: Weekly Pride Night, 5-9p
Sat 13th: Devix 6-8p & Public Disco Porch 8:30-10p
Sun 14th: Open Mic, 2-5p
Wed 17th: Weekly Pride Night, 5-9p
Sat 20th: Cigar Box Stompers
Sun 21st: Open Mic, 2-5p
Sat 27th: Justin Angelo, 7-9p
Sun 28th: Open Mic, 2-5p

November

Sat 2nd: John Catalano with flamenco jams & palmas, 7-9p

Presented by Taste Test & The Parliament Arts Organization 

If it is raining, the music/event will be moved inside to Pacos’s Tacos Space

CANTINA BARTENDER ON DUTY
(WEATHER PERMITTING)
tue-sat at 5pm & sun at 12pm
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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Party - Janis Joplin / Pearl - RSVPYork

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Considered by many to be Janis Joplin's most defining work, Janis Joplin's Pearl has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.

We will be playing the record in it's entirety and giving away three copies to lucky drawing winners (no purchase necessary). There will be a themed cocktail for the night, and a BYOV (bring your own vinyl) session after the event.

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

ZWild Vegans

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Catch Zwild Vegans in our 101 S. Duke St. space for tail end of York VEGAN Restaurant Week, September 28 & 29, 11-9pm!

ZWild Vegans is an all vegan, fresh, organic, non-gmo cafe in Penn Market in downtown York. Their cafe features fresh & exotic smoothies, nourishing juices, fair trade coffee and teas, and an array of healthy, vegan treats.

Stop in & see them! No tickets are needed for this event.

More information to come soon.

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Touch of Soul
Oct
5
to Oct 31

Touch of Soul

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Touch of Soul coming in October.


A native of York City, Chef Alexis Glover is ready and excited to show the community her skills in the kitchen! Growing up, Alexis Glover & her eight sisters had many values instilled in them by their parents, but the most important one was togetherness. That value meant that the Glover family had frequent family gatherings, which always included food- soul food to be exact. Everyone had their speciality; her mom made the baked mac and sweet potato pies, her dad made the fried fish (now a Touch Of Soul signature), and her grandma made her infamous Jelly Cake. 

“Coming from a family like mine- cooking is a love, a passion, a way of bringing everyone together. Cooking is not something I need an instruction book for- it is natural, it is instilled in me, it is tradition.”

Touch of Soul is built on the soul food experience- it will leave your taste buds dancing & your stomach satisfied. Taste Test will allow Chef Alexis to combine her passions for people and for cooking. You may walk in the Taste Test door a stranger, but Chef Alexis promises you will leave feeling like family. 

“So many people have encouraged and motivated me to get me to this point. I am honored and ready for the City Of York to know Touch of Soul. My goal is to be a permanent structure in York, the city I was born & raised in. Hopefully, this will show others our city does produce greatness and that dreams really can come true,” said Glover.

October 5, First Friday Sneak Peek: 3-9pm

Opening Weekend:
Oct 11-13 (Thurs-Sat): 12-9p

Oct 18-31
Tues-Sat: 7a-9p
Sun: 8a-8p

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Open Casting Call

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CASTING FOR 2019

Calling all chefs and entrepreneurial spirits!
Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Have the drive and will to succeed and make your dream restaurant idea come to life?

Come share it with us at our next open casting call!

Our team will be available to meet on from 10am-2pm on October 13th. All you need to do is pitch us your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, business plans, and anything else that helps convey your restaurant concept. Please fill out this form prior to coming: www.tastetestyork.com/apply

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact Us at: programming@tastetestyork.com

Can't make it to this Open Casting Call? Don't worry, check out our other dates, always 10am-2pm!
September 8
November 3
December 1

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Open Casting Call

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CASTING FOR 2019

Calling all chefs and entrepreneurial spirits!
Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Have the drive and will to succeed and make your dream restaurant idea come to life?

Come share it with us at our next open casting call!

Our team will be available to meet on from 10am-2pm on November 3rd. All you need to do is pitch us your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, business plans, and anything else that helps convey your restaurant concept. Please fill out this form prior to coming: www.tastetestyork.com/apply

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact Us at: programming@tastetestyork.com

Can't make it to this Open Casting Call? Don't worry, check out our other dates, always 10am-2pm!
September 8
October 13
December 1

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Open Casting Call

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CASTING FOR 2019

Calling all chefs and entrepreneurial spirits!
Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Have the drive and will to succeed and make your dream restaurant idea come to life?

Come share it with us at our next open casting call!

Our team will be available to meet on from 10am-2pm on December 1st. All you need to do is pitch us your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, business plans, and anything else that helps convey your restaurant concept. Please fill out this form prior to coming: www.tastetestyork.com/apply

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact Us at: programming@tastetestyork.com

Can't make it to this Open Casting Call? Don't worry, check out our other dates, always 10am-2pm!
September 8
October 13
November 3

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Party - Funkadelic - RSVPYork

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Time to get Funky! Considered one of Funkadelic's best albums, Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On will make for a great night in The Cantina.

We will be playing the record in it's entirety and giving away three copies to lucky drawing winners (no purchase necessary). There will be a themed cocktail for the night, and a BYOV (bring your own vinyl) session after the event.

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Open Casting Call

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CASTING FOR 2019

Calling all chefs and entrepreneurial spirits!
Have an idea for a great restaurant you want to see in the York area? Have the drive and will to succeed and make your dream restaurant idea come to life?

Come share it with us at our next open casting call!

Our team will be available to meet on from 10am-2pm on September 8th. All you need to do is pitch us your idea- bring sample menus, sample food, business plans, and anything else that helps convey your restaurant concept. Please fill out this form prior to coming: www.tastetestyork.com/apply

**Pitches may be recorded for future promo use.

Want to ensure that you get a spot at a specific time? Contact Us at: programming@tastetestyork.com

Can't make it to this Open Casting Call? Don't worry, check out our other dates, always 10am-2pm!
October 13
November 3
December 1

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Vinyl Party / The National - Sleep Well Beast
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Party / The National - Sleep Well Beast

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This is the one year anniversary of York's Vinyl Party. We started a year ago with The National's "Boxer", and RSVPYork thought it very appropriate to come full circle for this event.

This month's record is a beauty. Two great records of music pressed in a deep blue vinyl.... who wouldn't want one? We will be playing the record in it's entirety and giving away THREE copies to lucky drawing winners (no purchase necessary). There will be a themed cocktail for the night, and who knows what else.

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

York Fringe Festival Events at Taste Test

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The first-ever York Fringe Festival, presented by YRK Creative, will take place in York City, PA, Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26, 2018, in tandem with the 2018 YorkFest Fine Arts Festival.

The inaugural festival will present more than two dozen performances by local and regional artists in theatre, music, spoken word, improv, video and more, taking over various venues across York City! Get your tickets now!

*In the Cantina... on Saturday, August 25: Kenneth Vincent Walker's Poetry at 2pm & 5pm with the York Fringe Festival

*In Paco's Tacos... on Sunday, August 26: York Story Slam, 12-1:30pm & tickets cost $25. Click here to purchase your ticket(s).

York Story Slam is a monthly gathering where anyone can take a turn at the microphone and tell a TRUE story based on this month's theme: "About Last Night." This particular event includes brunch from Paco's Tacos. Your ticket price includes food. Drinks are on your own, but the Taste Test bar will be open!

Family Friendliness: We do not know ahead of time what people are going to say, so it's up to parents to use their own discretion as to whether they're comfortable bringing their teenager along.

Tickets include a non-alcoholic drink and one of the following entrees:
Chicken and Churros
Carnitas Benedict
Concha French Toast
Cinnamon Brown Butter Pancakes
Queso Papi Omelette (omlette with cheese and potatoes) 
Sweet and Beet Breakfast Bowl
Chilaquiles

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Vinyl Party / The Gorillaz - The Now Now
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Vinyl Party / The Gorillaz - The Now Now

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Have you heard this album? If you haven't, this is your chance!

Join us in the Cantina for an evening of great music, food, and drinks. We will, as usual, be playing the featured record in it's entirety and giving away THREE free copies of the record on vinyl throughout the night.
We will also have a featured themed cocktail, available. There will likely be some surprises this time. BYOV (Bring your own vinyl) for us to play after the featured record.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, August 9 for Wine, Whiskey & Cigars in our Cantina! We are partnering with Casta Cigars Co., our neighbors in the Royal Square District, to give you and your friends a jump start on the weekend.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey & wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! So long as the rain holds off, you can enjoy enjoy it all in our beautiful outdoor oasis. Or, you can stay inside and enjoy dinner from either one of our current concepts, Taste Test Presents: Po's Kitchen or Paco's Tacos. Casta Cigars will also be open and available for enjoying your cigars in!

PLUS, Vinyl Party / Gorillaz - The Now Now / RSVPYork will be happening in the Cantina as well! Some come out and enjoy cigars, cocktails, vinyl, and delicious food. There will be plenty of great company, so come and join us!

See you there!

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Whiskey, Cigars, and Tunes

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A match made in heaven! WhistlePig Whiskey is visiting the Taste Test Cantina 5:30-8:30 and doing some special sampling alongside a pop up with our neighbors Casta Cigars Co.! To top it all off, B-Tropical band will be playing 6-9! Stay tuned for drink specials and more...

About WhistlePig Whiskey:
"WhistlePig began when we purchased our farm in 2007. After a few years of deep consideration and personal reflection we committed ourselves to crafting the world’s finest and most interesting Rye Whiskeys. With help from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, we discovered and purchased an incredible stock of 10 year old blending Whiskey in Canada that was being profoundly misused. That initial stock, for which we are forever grateful, is what kicked off our grand adventure.
With every step of the Whiskey making process we ask ourselves 3 questions:
“How was this done in the past?”
“Have we learned anything since then that can make this better?”
“Is there another way to do this that’s worth exploring?”
More often than not the answer is there’s always something worth exploring. We know the path forward isn’t always a straight line. So we push ourselves to innovate and we’re reassured by our mistakes. They’re what keep us great."

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Po's Kitchen
Aug
2
to Sep 2

Po's Kitchen

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Announcement! Po's Kitchen to pop up at Taste Test until 9pm on Sunday, September 2!
**Chef Pharen of Po's Kitchen was scheduled to stay until September 30, but he had unforeseen circumstances happen that required him to cut his time at Taste Test short. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and sincerely hope that you had a chance to come in and try his food**

Po's Kitchen popped up for two weekends in December 2017 and now Chef Pharen Nhor is back. He has taken his original "French-Cambodian" idea and refined it to focus more on traditional Cambodian flavors and allow them to shine. Po's will be serving foods like summer rolls, lemongrass beef skewers, and much more. Stay tuned for an official menu.
 

August & September
Thursdays-Saturdays 12-10pm
Sundays 12-9pm

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About the Chef: Pharen Nhor has recently completed Y.T.I’s culinary program and is ready to put his skills to work. He loves all of the math, science, professionalism, and art that goes into being a chef. 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. 

Read more about Pharen's incredible story in this article from 2017: https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2017/12/06/grit-determination-and-little-help-friend-got-york-man-shot-taste-test/926259001/
 

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Radiohead- In Rainbows
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Radiohead- In Rainbows

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Come on out to our Regularly Scheduled Vinyl Party in the Taste Test Cantina! 

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating Radiohead's "In Rainbows"

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the month has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win one of three copies of Radio Head's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album:
The album's pay-what-you-want release, the first for a major act, made headlines around the world and sparked debate about implications for the music industry. The physical release debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 chart. By October 2008, In Rainbows had sold over three million copies worldwide. It received critical acclaim and was ranked one of the best albums of 2007, and the decade, by many publications. It won two Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. In 2012, Rolling Stone placed In Rainbows at number 336 on their updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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The Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed

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Come on out to our Regularly Scheduled Vinyl Party in the Taste Test Cantina! 

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating The Rolling Stone's "Let It Bleed."

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the month has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win one of three copies of The Rolling Stone's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album:
Released in December, Let It Bleed reached number 1 in the UK (temporarily demoting The Beatles' Abbey Road) and number 3 on the Billboard Top LPs chart in the US, where it eventually went 2× platinum. 
In 2000, Q magazine ranked it at number 28 in its list of "The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever". In 2001, the TV network VH1 placed Let It Bleed at 24th on their "100 Greatest Albums of R 'n' R" survey. In 1997, it was voted the 27th "Best Album Ever" by The Guardian.[28] In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 32 on the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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Jul
11
to Sep 5

Weekly Pride Night in the Cantina

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🌈Weekly Pride Night in The Cantina, Wednesdays from 5-9pm🌈

Taste Test is a neighborhood place that celebrates the diversity of our community day in and day out through food. A place where everyone is welcome and invited to share what they bring to the table. A place to sit down next to our fellow human, break bread, and raise a glass. 

The LGBTQ community, their allies, and supporters are invited to come every Wednesday to enjoy fun drinks and great food in a safe space.

We'll have featured drinks like "Pride Punch" and "Rainbow Daze," and concoctions named after famous LGBTQ folks that have paved the way for progress. (Think "Melon Degeneres" and more!)

Maybe even some fun entertainment... stay tuned!

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Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?

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

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the month has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win a copy of Jimi Hendrix's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album:
Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. 

Rolling Stone includes the album as number 15 in it's list of greatest albums of all time, and number 3 on it's list of best debut albums of all time

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Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Weekly Pride Night Kick Off!

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Taste Test is a neighborhood place that celebrates the diversity of our community day in and day out through food. A place where everyone is welcome and invited to share what they bring to the table. A place to sit down next to our fellow human, break bread, and raise a glass. 

On Wednesday June 27th, we're honoring Pride Month with our LGBTQ friends by kicking off a Weekly Pride Night in The Cantina every Wednesday from 5-9pm. 

The LGBTQ community, their allies, and supporters are invited to come every Wednesday to enjoy fun drinks and great food in a safe space.

At the kickoff we'll have drinks like "Pride Punch" and "Rainbow Daze," and going forward we'll have concoctions named after famous LGBTQ folks that have paved the way for progress.
(Think "Melon Degeneres" and more!)

Maybe even some fun entertainment... stay tuned!

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Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes

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

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating Tori Amos's "Little Earthquakes"

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the week has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win a copy of Tori Amos's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album:
In 1998, Q magazine readers voted Little Earthquakes the 66th greatest album of all time, and in 2002 the same magazine named it the fourth Greatest Album of All-Time by a Female Artist. In a retrospective review of the album, AllMusic critic Steve Huey stated that with Little Earthquakes, Amos "carved the template for the female singer/songwriter movement of the '90s" and that while "her subsequent albums were often very strong, Amos would never bare her soul quite so directly (or comprehensibly) as she did here, nor with such consistently focused results. "Little Earthquakes" was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, May 10 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 give you and your friends a jump start on the weekend.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey and wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! Thankfully the weather is getting nicer, so you can go out into the Cantina and enjoy your cigars and cocktails. Or, you can stay inside and enjoy dinner from either one of our current concepts, Southern Slider Bar or Paco's Tacos. Casta Cigars will also be open and available for enjoying your cigars in!

See you there!

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Southern Slider Bar
Jun
7
to Jul 29

Southern Slider Bar

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Kimberly Jackson (Owner/Chef) is originally from New Orleans, where she attended college as a Speech Communication and Theatre Arts major. She later returned to school for Elementary and, eventually, Middle Education, working as a teacher, Principal, and School Turnaround Specialist before finding her way to the culinary arts.

After an injury sustained while working as Assistant Principal in DC, Kimberly found solace and a stress-reliever in cooking. During this time, because she was often bedridden, she taught her son to cook through text message, resulting in her favorite food experience in which he made her the “best steak I have ever had to this day.” Eventually, her hobby of cooking became a “lifeline that helped bring [Kimberly] emotionally back to life.”

Though Kimberly worked in the food industry during high school and college, she received no formal training, and loves creating and experimenting with unique flavors. Kimberly finds her inspiration to think outside the box in everything from the challenge of working with a small budget and building dishes from on-sale items at the grocery store, to fragrant spices, and extensive encouragement from her family.

Kimberly loves the people of York, and is excited to bring dishes like fried mac & cheese and bacon mayo, and pairings like raspberries with chipotle, to the Taste Test crowd. It is her dream to build a Southern Slider Bar empire, including school lunch, as well as educational and therapeutic, programs.

Read more about Kimberly's story here

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LAST WEEKEND 7/26-7/29
Thursday: 12-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 1-9pm

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Jun
4
to Jun 10

Negroni Week at Taste Test

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Welcome to #NegroniWeek, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. From 2013 to 2017, Negroni Week grew from about 120 participating venues to over 7,700 venues around the world, and to date, they have collectively raised nearly $1.5 million for charitable causes. 

For one week every June, bar and restaurants mix classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. To participate, each venue signs up at negroniweek.com, chooses from our list of official charity partners, and makes an immediate donation to that charity. Then they can return during and after Negroni Week to make additional donations to their chosen charity. After Negroni Week is complete, we tally up how much was raised collectively by all of our participating bars, restaurants and partners.

We are really excited to be participating this year! Our charity is the Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

**Our Negroni's For Purchase**
-Traditional Negroni-
Gin
Campari
Vermouth

-Midnight Negroni-
Gin
Averna
Vermouth

-White Negroni-
Gin
Lillet
Dolin blanc vermouth

 

Available when Taste Test is open!

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Sinfully Tasteful Pop UP
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Sinfully Tasteful Pop UP

 
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Sinfully Tasteful will be returning to the Taste Test Audition Space as we transition between concepts!

June 1-3
11am-9pm

They will be ready to make you some more of their delicious soul food favorites. Stay tuned for a menu and more updates!

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.

MENU

MAINS
Fried BBQ Chicken
Fried Fish

SIDES
Collard Greens
Green Beans
Church Rice
Baked Mac N' Cheese
Candied Yams
Potato Salad
Cornbread Rolls

DESSERTS
Banana Pudding
Strawberry Crunch Cake
Orange Crunch Cake
Chocolate PB Snicker Cake

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May
29
to May 31

G's Jook Joint Cantina Pop Up

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G's Jook Joint is back for a pop up in the Cantina! Haven't had the chance to try Chef April Collier's Creole Cuisine with a Global Flair?! Then make sure you come and check it out! 

May 29-31
5-9pm

**On Tuesday, May 29 you will be able to enjoy reggae music for Tuesday Tuneday**

No tickets are needed for this event!

MENU

 

Jerk Chicken Skewer- $8
(with a cornbread muffin and two sides): 
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Bbq Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob

Additional sides $2

Drinks $2

(Also Available): 
Veggie Skewers
Chickpea Salad
Gluten Free Cornbread Muffin

 
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R.S.V.P. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bullocks
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

R.S.V.P. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bullocks

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

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating Never Mind The Bullocks Here's The Sex Pistols

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the month has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win a copy of The Sex Pistol's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album: 

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols is the only studio album by English punk rock band the Sex Pistols, released on 28 October 1977 by Virgin Records.

At the time of its release, the band was already extremely controversial, having sworn on live TV, been fired from two record labels, and been banned from playing live in most parts of England.

The album is currently number 41 on Rolling Stone's list of best records of all time.

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, May 10 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 give you and your friends a jump start on the weekend.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey and wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! Thankfully the weather is getting nicer, so you can go out into the Cantina and enjoy your cigars and cocktails. Or, you can stay inside and enjoy dinner from either one of our current concepts, Nacho Cabra or Paco's Tacos. Casta Cigars will also be open and available for enjoying your cigars in!

See you there!

**No tickets are needed for this event**

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Cinco de Mayo in the Cantina

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Cinco de Mayo is Saturday, and we want you to come and celebrate with us! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous, which means the Cantina is the place to be!
There's going to be music, specialty palomas & margaritas, and some delicious food from Nacho Cabra & Taste Test Presents: Paco's Tacos!

What else do you need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo??
Invite your friends & make your plans now!

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Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

York Flea After Party

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Join us for the Spring Flea at Collusion Tapworks after party in our Cantina! We will be joined by the Emmanuel Nsingani Band, a 5-piece resident jazz band from Gusa by Victoria, that performs congolese fusion music. They will start playing at 4:30. We will be offering drink specials, food by nacho cabra, and much more. Come and hang out with us in the Cantina when you're done shopping!

Emmanuel Nsingani is a musician of extraordinary talent. A versatile performer, Emmanuel’s effortless and evocative voice is supported by his virtuosity and fluidity on bass and guitar. He has served as producer, arranger, and composer on many recordings, and has been involved in countless music projects, including musical director of the gospel choir Living Water. He has shared both stage and studio with accomplished musicians such as Adamu Da Silva, Andy Alonso, Steve Rudolph, Daniel Mendez, Syssi Mananga, Freddy Massamba, and Arnoldo Prete, Elie Mabanza, Fredy Mabanza,Evans Mabanza, Dan Jamisson, Sheila Fleming, Davon Cruse, Jordan Davis, and Connor Rorher to name a few. Originally from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Nsingani fell in love with the bass guitar at an early age, and has been playing music all of his life, immersing himself in the world of jazz, gospel and of course, Congolese rumba/soukous. Emmanuel’s eclectic vocal style features songs in French, English, Lingala and Lari, and his music combines a strong flavor of traditional, folkloric Congolese with elements of jazz, rock, pop, latin, R&B, and world music, creating a distinct, modern sound. Emmanuel's original songs are often fueled by the social and humanitarian concerns that are serious issues in central Africa, by a strong love of his homeland, and by his honest convictions about human rights. Yet his optimistic lyrics always include messages of faith, hope and love, and celebrate the resiliency of the human heart. Dedicated to creating and performing music that builds bridges, connecting all people, Emmanuel Nsingani is bringing his exuberance, ambition, and raw talent to the United States, where he currently lives.

Follow this link to see some of their performances https://www.facebook.com/1585218941712532/videos/2006262169608205/

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R.S.V.P. Depeche Mode Violator
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

R.S.V.P. Depeche Mode Violator

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

Join Taste Test and RSVP for a vinyl listening party celebrating Depeche Mode's Violator

BYO Vinyl to share after the record of the month has played.

At the event, you will have the chance to win a copy of Depeche Mode's album. You'll also be able to enjoy a themed drink created specifically for the night!

More on this album: 
Violator is the seventh studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records. 
Preceded by the hit singles "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" (a top-10 hit in both the UK and US), Violator propelled the band into international stardom. Violator is on Rolling Stones, Spin, and Q's lists of greatest albums of all time.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, April 12 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 give you and your friends a jump start on the weekend.

Our bartenders will have plenty of whiskey and wine to pair with the cigar of your choice! If the weather is nice, you can go out into our Cantina and enjoy your cigars and cocktails. Or, you can stay inside and enjoy dinner from either our current concept, Nacho Cabra or upcoming concept G's Jook Joint. Casta Cigars will also be open and available for enjoying your cigars in!

See you there!

**No tickets are needed for this event**

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Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

The Cantina Opening Party

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Warm weather is finally here, and The Cantina is back with a full season of events!

Help us kick off the season at the Opening Party during April's First Friday festivities. Enjoy live music, drinks, and food from the current Taste Test pop-up, Nacho Cabra!

Guest artist is TBD.

 

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Apr
1
to Apr 29

G's Jook Joint

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Coming to the Taste Test Audition Space April 1-29th!
Creole Cuisine with a Global Flair
Thursdays-Sundays
10-8pm

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Meet Chef April Collier from G's Jook Joint: 

Some of you may already know this local York activist and her concept, which was formerly on E. Princess Street. April sees all of the good happening in this city, and she helps contribute to that good passing along her food and skills in the kitchen to others.

The food April will be serving at G’s Jook Joint will carry a lot of inspiration from New Orleans, which is where April really honed her cooking skills. These skills helped her immensely after Hurricane Katrina hit and devastated her community. She realized that food can help in any situation and that one way or another, everybody has to eat. Food has the ability to bring people together and feel better through the flavors.

Collier is very excited to serve her shrimp & grits, and she thinks everyone else will be excited, too. She also mentioned that she has some interesting uses for cornbread that will be making an appearance on her menu!

She is excited to be serving her food to the community again and has a message for everyone, “I didn’t go anywhere, I’m still here.”

Stop in during the month of April for her Creole cuisine with a global flare! Keep an eye on future posts for the hours of G’s Jook Joint and the menu.

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Walk in only, no tickets. Takeout available: 717-964-8378.

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Nacho Cabra Ribbon Cutting
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Nacho Cabra Ribbon Cutting

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Give owners Scott Paules and Phil Deren a big welcome as they cut the ribbon for Nacho Cabra, a nacho brewpub concept going into the Taste Test Restaurant Incubator restaurant and bar side!

Nacho Cabra auditioned at Taste Test in 2017 and they're now opening their doors at a 105 S. Duke St. to operate like a real restaurant as they prepare to be a permanent brick and mortar location! 

Cut the ribbon, grab a beer and some nachos, and celebrate the fact that their food and beer will be in your life this summer.

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Mar
10
to May 27

Nacho Cabra

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Nacho Cabra is back at Taste Test for their turn at a long term pop up. If you haven't had the chance to dine with Nacho Cabra before, here's a little info about what they do!
Scott, the chef, will be making single-layer nachos that are made to order and served up fast with a multitude of toppings and homemade sauces with different heat levels. He will also be making other fun foods like quesadillas, queso dips, and dessert nachos! Phil, the brewer, will be brewing house beer pairings for the nachos that are guaranteed to quench your thirst and cool your tongue.

Monday-Thursday: 5-9pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am-10pm

Sundays: 11am-9pm

 
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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.
Together, these two create a pairing that everyone is sure to love, nachos & beer. 

Have you tried it? Nacho Cabra wants your feedback! Fill out the survey HERE.

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