The corner of Oakley and Milwaukee in Bucktown is soon to be a foodie haven. With the opening of Red & White wines, the corner upped the ante. But now that Sterling Goss should open this week, it's getting even better. The new gourmet food shop will bring an upscale butcher to the neighborhood and will sell prime cuts of beef, lamb, poultry and pork. In addition, owner Terry Walsh tells us they will have a rotating menu of 14 items made fresh daily, including appetizers, salads and other items like prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and mac 'n' cheese -- and gourmet grocery items like Urban Accents spices, Stonewall Kitchen products and Balducci pasta sauces. Walsh said they're just waiting on the city to approve some last-minute things, but hope to open this week.
Walsh comes from a long-line of butchers in Buffalo, N.Y. He left the banking industry to open the store, realizing a 20-year-long dream. "My great grandfather started a butcher business," he said. As for the name? "Sterling is first rate, and Goss is an acronym for "good old-fashioned service standards." Nothing like good-old fashioned service.