Best Spot to Recall That Food Is Life

Parker's New American Bistro

Ram Dass was talking about life, not cuisine, when he instructed us to Be Here Now. Still, if he had known chef-restaurateur Parker Bosley, he might have broadened his scope. Not content merely to create wonderful meals from wholesome products, Bosley went out and built himself an entire food-supply network, tapping local farmers, growers, and producers to stock his West Side kitchen with the freshest, most natural ingredients that the good Ohio earth can provide. As a result, diners at his restaurant are treated to dishes that are firmly rooted in a particular time and place. In other words, it's food that reminds us where we are, when we are, and who we are -- and, as the guru would tell you, that's the key to life.