Santa Barbara’s Globe Restaurant Rebrands as 18 East

Release Date: December 29,2016

18 East will Feature Pop-Up Chefs

Each week, 18 East hosts a new local chef or catering company to cook up a few of their own dishes. Each week, 18 East hosts a new local chef or catering company to cook up a few of their own dishes. (Contributed photo)
 
 

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.

Pascucci owner Laura Knight opened Globe over the summer of 2015, serving food, beer, wine and liquor from around the world in a colorful home-like lounge setting.

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.

18 East has honed its focus on pop-up menus and cocktails.
18 East has honed its focus on pop-up menus and cocktails. (Sam Goldman / Noozhawk photo)

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.

 

Noozhawk staff writer Sam Goldman can be reached at sgoldman@noozhawk.com .

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