Govantez Lowndez is a restaurateur who learns from his past. Where his defunct Commune was tucked away in a dark (though admittedly sexy) back corner of a west side development, THE GLOBE snatches the spotlight in Tech Square with a light, welcoming warmth. His new venture is both a great place to grab an easygoing bite with friends and a harbinger of Atlantas dining future: The mod restaurant looks and feels like a scenester hang, but it has the earnest heart of a neighborhood eatery. Well take more enticing concepts like this, please.
75 Fifth St. 404-541-1487. www.globeatlanta.com.