NBA player Leonard Stokes, who has played for the Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards, is the owner of a new restaurant, Sunset One, that will open in the site of the late Lotis at 1389 Delaware Ave., near Delavan.
The restaurant is expected to open shortly, but its distinctive sign -- featuring an orange sun and a martini glass -- has been attracting attention for some time.
Chef Sam Reda, late of the Buffalo Chophouse, has been assisting Stokes with the menu, and the head chef will be Bruce Bain, late of Rue Franklin. The menu will feature popular and contemporary continental favorites. Sunset One will be open for dinner only at first and then expand to lunchtime.
The historic Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., is decked out in grand style this season with fragrant greens, and special holiday events are planned.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday there will be a candlelight dinner with Vincent O'Neill and Josephine Hogan of the Irish Classical Theatre Company presenting special readings. There's another dinner planned for next Friday, complete with a vintage fashion show. The price is $40 per person.
Victorian Christmas lunches are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and next Friday. The price is $25.
Call the site at 884-0095 for more information.
From Monday through Dec. 15, Shango at 3260 Main St. is honoring the women winemakers of the world with a wine-tasting menu. At the bar, 3- and 5-ounce pours will be available for comparison, contemplation and reflection.
For more information, call 837-2326.
-- Janice Okun