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Cecelia's Ristorante, an Elmwood staple for 18 years, will close after Sunday brunch. The Elmwood Avenue restaurant announced the news on Instagram Saturday. The restaurant mixed martinis and Italian food. Its front patio was a popular summertime destination, especially for brunch. In 2001, Just Pizza owner Rudy Alloy opened Cecelia's as a fine-dining alternative …

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Dave Barbara has a case of “patio anxiety” these days. As owner of Cecelia’s Ristorante on Elmwood Ave., he is anxious to open the patio, but at the same time, he knows it’s a long process that must wait until May. If it’s done properly, he will see twice the volume at the restaurant and must be prepared to handle it. There’s no need for patrons to worry though – you…

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Can this really be the last full weekend of July? (And can we get a refund on those rainy days?) Rule No. 58 of Western New York summer: That last home and garden project can wait. As a public service announcement, we urge you to visit as many patios as you can before Mother Earth tilts us back from the sun. [See a photo gallery of Buffalo.com's featured patios] Here a…

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The City of Buffalo is blessed with an abundance of high-quality, locally owned eating and drinking establishments. Because of this, many Buffalonians were proponents for “shop/eat local” before it was a chic marketing campaign. There’s something about the authentic attention to details and customer experience that come with having an owner who has a homegrown passion for …