Paco's Tacos
Jun
1
to Aug 24

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:
Wednesday & Thursday: 12-9
Friday & Saturday: 12-10
Sunday: 12-9

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Southern Slider Bar
Jun
7
to Jun 30

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.

She’s ready to bring her best to the Taste Test kitchen too on June 7th!
Read more about Kimberly's story here.

Hours:
Thursday: 11-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11-10pm
Sunday: 11-9pm (Brunch 11-2)

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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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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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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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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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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!

**No tickets are needed for this event**

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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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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wine, Whiskey & Cigars

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Join us Thursday, March 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 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 of our next two concepts, Uptown Downtown & Nacho Cabra. 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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Mar
8
to Mar 31

Uptown Downtown

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The next concept coming to Taste Test's Cafe & Audition space is Uptown Downtown! This concept is a collaboration between partners Maureen and D.T. She brings the "uptown," he brings the "downtown," and together their recipes land where classy meets comfort.
They will be making their debut in the Taste Test kitchen March 8!
March 8th 5-9
March 9th-31
Thurs 11-9; Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9

Meet the chefs behind the concept, D.T. & Maureen!

 
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What started as a dream for them is now becoming a reality at Taste Test. Maureen & D.T., also known as Uncle D, met 11 years ago while going to Karaoke nights and started to date.
11 years ago they didn’t know they would be in Taste Test’s Audition Space, but they did know they both had a passion for cooking. Maureen and Uncle D would stay home and make dinner rather than going out, but they could never tell who was the better cook. So they started to invite their friends over to eat and vote on which dish was best. It sparked a competitive nature within their relationship, and it allowed them to push one another to be better in the kitchen and create more flavorful food.
Even though Maureen and Uncle D are no longer dating, they are still best friends and love pushing one another’s cooking boundaries. Cooking together all these years has allowed them to influence one another’s recipes and create food with an uptown look and a downtown feel. Uptown Downtown’s ultimate goal through this experience is to make people happy with the food they’re serving.
Maureen and Uncle D have been cooking for as long as they can remember. Maureen got her start from children’s cook books, watching cooking shows, and having parents that encouraged her to cook. Uncle D’s dad and grandpa were both chefs, and his grandma is where he learned his Southern style of cooking from. Together, their blend of styles creates unique flavors that you won’t want to miss.

At this concept, your plate will look classy, but it’ll feel like you’re having a Sunday meal at Grandma’s.

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Feb
24
to Mar 3

Restaurant Week 2018

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We are very excited to participate in Restaurant Week this year! Our menus for our 101 S. Duke St. location & the 105 S. Duke St. location are listed below (some will be announced closer to the event), or you can follow this link to be taken to the Restaurant Week website.

TASTE TEST CAFE
101 S DUKE ST


BREAKFAST: Monte Cristo
Waffle, ham, turkey, swiss, raspberry jelly, syrup on side. Panini pressed. $10
Add a coffee (or tea) and a side of fruit, +$3

LUNCH: Personal Quiche
Side Salad (spring mix, toppings, and balsamic vinaigrette)
Veggie or Meat Quiche - $9/10
Add a small latte for $2

STAFF PICK LATTES - $4
Savvy’s Honey Vanilla Latte
Allison's Fluffer Nutter Latte
Ivy’s Fat Stack Latte
Morgan's Lavender Fields Tea Latte
Robert's Dirty Chai Latte

TASTE TEST AUDITION SPACE
101 S DUKE ST


SINFULLY TASTEFUL KITCHEN
Soul food pop up February  23-25, 11p-9p
(Stay tuned for menu)

PACO'S TACOS
Specialty taco pop up February 26 - March 2, 12p-10p
$5- any taco & drink
$15- three tacos, chips & drink
$20- five tacos, chips & drink

UPTOWN DOWNTOWN March 3, 5p-9p
Preview for March Taste Test Audition (8-31st)
This concept is a collaboration between partners Maureen and DeShon. She brings the "uptown," he brings the "downtown," and together their recipes land where classy meets comfort.

Mains:
Uptown Chicken & Waffles
Downtown Chicken & Waffles
The Gizmo Burger
Jambalaya
Vegetarian Chili

Sides:
Fries
Fried Coleslaw
Loaded Beans

M&M Signature Drink - Raspberry Palmer

TASTE TEST RESTAURANT & BAR
105 S DUKE ST

Half price happy hour Mon-Fri 5-7
$5 Drinks All Day:
Mon- Margaritas
Tues- Manhattans
Weds- Dark & Stormys
Thurs- Old Fashioneds
Fri- Negronis
Sat- French 75s
Sun- Bloodies, Crushes, Mimosas

BASTA LA PASTA (last weekend at Taste Test)
A casual Italian family style joint featuring all-you-can-eat pasta. 
Mon-Sun: 5-9pm

DINNER: Four Course Dinner - $30
Soup
House Salad and Breadsticks
Choice of Chicken Marsala over Fettuccini with Sautéed Vegetables
OR Shrimp Bistro over Penne with Sautéed Vegetables
Cannoli

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Sinfully Tasteful RW Pop UP
Feb
23
to Feb 25

Sinfully Tasteful RW Pop UP

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Sinfully Tasteful will be returning to the Taste Test Cafe & Audition space to kick off Restaurant Week right! Chef Vendettia Banks is excited to come back with her church rice, baked mac, oxtails, and BBQ ribs... and so are we! Make sure you come and get her comfort food while you can.

 

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Feb
13
8:00 AM08:00

FREE Community Pancake Breakfast

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If you want to see the change happening for the better in York City, come out February 13th! There will be lots happening in the city for Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardis Gras, or as we like to call it in York, PA, Fausnaught Day.

We are partnering with Nature's Recipe : Free Meal Program for York City Youth to host York City's 1st ANNUAL Shrove Tuesday Community Pancake Breakfast! This is a FREE event, so everyone come out, meet your neighbors and local business owners who make up a beautiful community! 

Pancakes are free and unlimited!!! Toppings and Juice will be offered for a small donation. ALL proceeds will benefit Nature's Recipe : Free Meals Program for York City Youth. Nature's Recipe provides wholesome, nutritional meals for York City Youth, as well as providing a safe haven for children to receive homework help, daily activities and education on nutritional health as well as sustainable living through horticulture education!

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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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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

ZWild Vegans Brunch

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Balance out the unhealthy food you'll be eating later with the healthy breakfast options ZWild Vegans will have this Sunday! They will be serving breakfast/brunch options from 9am-1pm in the Taste Test Cafe & Audition Space. 

Stay tuned for a menu!

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Feb
1
to Feb 28

Espresso Your Love!

  • Taste Test Restaurant Incubator (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As January Jubilee comes to a close, we enter February with Espresso Your Love! We will be offering free coffee to local businesses because we think you are brewtiful!! 
Check out the calendar and see when you can score some free coffee.

During this event, BYOM (bring your own mug) is encouraged.

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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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Basta La Pasta
Jan
15
to Mar 3

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-Mar 3, 7 days a week, 5pm-9pm
LOCATION:
Taste Test Restaurant & Bar (105 S. Duke St.)

Restaurant Week Special Feb 24-Mar 3: Four Course Dinner - $30

Soup

House Salad and Breadsticks

Choice of Chicken Marsala over Fettuccini with Sautéed Vegetables
OR Shrimp Bistro over Penne with Sautéed Vegetables

Cannoli

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

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Jan
15
to Jan 31

January Jubilee

  • Taste Test Cafe & Audition Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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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