Santa Barbara’s Globe restaurant has rebranded as 18 East and is hosting weekly pop-up chefs.
Now named for its Cota Street address, Globe closed down Thanksgiving week to undergo a small remodel and reopened earlier this month with a more streamlined, diner- and bar-like atmosphere, said general manager Andy Davis.
Davis said the restaurant — like the whole block — had been on a downswing despite a good product and good service, and it hired new management.
Every week, 18 East hosts a new local chef or catering company to a cook up their own dishes in “one of the best kitchens in town,” courtesy of a remodel done by previous management, Davis said.
“The calendar’s slowly filling up,” he added, as 18 East books more chefs.
18 East is open from 5 p.m. to as late as 1 a.m., and is closed Mondays.