Pierre the Pelican isn't the only one in town getting a facelift this season. Magazine Street's Gott Gourmet — the casual cafe serving interesting sandwiches and salads — has revamped its image and menu.
If the newly rebranded GG's Dine-O-Rama (3100 Magazine St., 504-373-6579; www.ggsneworleans.com) has something of a '1950s diner feel, that's not by coincidence. GG's has expanded into the realm of refined comfort food, and its dining room now has a vintage vibe to go with its new fare. Decorating the walls of the restaurant are black-and-white photos of Magazine Street in the '50s, and tables feature vintage salt-and-pepper shakers and other tchotchkes. Chef and co-owner Dave Gotter's new menu includes brunch, featuring a crab and brie omelet with lobster-Cognac cream and grilled asparagus and berry-buttermilk pancakes with house-made whipped cream and candied pecans. Lunch and dinner fare includes panko-crusted mozzarella and prosciutto bites, Sriracha and sweet chili-garlic hummus, and sandwiches such as the Get in My Belly, which incorporates cider-braised pork belly glazed with sweet onion-apple barbecue sauce on toasted ciabatta with sweet-and-spicy mustard, pickle chips, fried red tomato, arugula and grilled red onion.
GG's version of mac and cheese features elbow macaroni in a seven-cheese sauce and comes topped with toasted truffle-buttered breadcrumbs and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. For dessert, there's sweet pretzel bread pudding, chocolate-peanut butter creme brulee and fried apple pie.
GG's Dine-O-Rama serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, lunch Tuesday-Saturday and dinner Tuesday-Friday. Brunch is served 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.