Reading a recent article in Sauce reminded me that I had not been to Parker’s Table for a while. The gourmet wine and sandwich shop on Oakland is just a stone’s throw off Clayton Road near the corner of Forest Park. A hundred years ago the building was the Richmond Heights post office. It still has convenient head-in parking just outside the door. I like that in a store.
Stop by Around Lunch Time
Likely Jonathan Parker himself will be on hand to greet you warmly. On Tuesday we also had a chance to visit with kitchen guru Jay Stringer, when we placed the order for our sandwich flight. My friends and I decided to get three varieties and split them. Jay offered to cut the sandwiches into thirds for us, so we could have a taste of each. Splendid!
As a bonus, the artisan sandwiches come with gourmet chips and drink. I got a bag of Guinness (no, not a bottle), but a bag of their chips. I didn’t know the renown brewer made chips! They were quite good. For my drink, I selected a Perrier from the display cooler. Both chips and drinks were upscale offerings for a deli meal and a good pairing for the awesome sandwiches.
Expanding “The Table”
After lunch. as we lingered to chat, Jonathan asked if we’d like to see the new Tasting Room. Sure, we were up for any adventure. Jon recently acquired the space adjoining his building, that was once the local grocery during the 1930s, when the street was a main thoroughfare in the area.
Parker’s Table. 7118 on the corner of Oakland and Yale. Richmond Heights. Open: Mon-Sat 9a-7p. Lunch: served Mon-Sat 11a-2p. Owner: Jonathan Parker.