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EeaterWire: Centeno Still Searching in Silver Lake, Peninsula's Rooftop Dining, SBE's Fred Segal Venture

SILVER LAKE: There were some rumblings that former Opus chef Josef Centeno was looking at the soon-to-shutter Michaelangelo space on Silverlake Boulevard, but a tipster says not likely: "Centeno will not be taking over that space. You were right; he was trying to get it, but apparently he decided to back out due to numerous concerns he had about the landlord. He said it was hard to do, but felt it was the right thing. He is now starting to look for a new space." [EaterWire Inbox]

BEVERLY HILLS: The Peninsula Hotel will unveil its renovated rooftop restaurant and bar (and pool area) in May. Cheryl Rowley Design oversaw the $4 million redo which sports new water features, firepits, cabanas, etc. The café and bar are open to the public, and if you're into city views, white peach martinis, watermelon and cherry-tomato soup, and snapper ceviche then you should feel quite comfortable there. [EaterWire Inbox]

SANTA MONICA: SBE isn't stopping at fancy supperclubs and swanky lounges. Word is they've taken over Caffe Divine at Fred Segal. From the Mahamondo blog: "As I walked in, had to do a double take as the caffe' had morphed into a day lounge, like something you could hang out in South Beach, Sydney or Seminyak." Tunes, ambience, vibe and coffee have all been tweaked. The manager told our tipster that celebrity chef Jose Andres will be consulting on an organic menu. That's unconfirmed, but a possibility since he's overseeing food and bev at the SLS Beverly Hills, SBE's new luxury hotel in Beverly Hills. [Mahamondo]

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