Put on your finest neon beads and hit Sassafras in Hollywood next week for a Mardi Gras fete featuring the Muffuletta Brass Band, the Juicy Beaute Burlesque troupe (!), and enough Cajun-style food and booze to get you Fat, Tuesday.
Authenticity comes in all shapes and sizes. At Sassafras Saloon, it comes in the shape of a one-time Savannah townhouse that was deconstructed, transported (from Georgia), and resurrected smack in the heart of Hollywood. Sure, the draw may be the live music and Southern-style cocktail proffer -- house-brewed sarsaparilla and barrel-aged beverages among them -- but the various (and plentiful) antebellum tchotchkes solidify the saloon’s down-home feel. Sassafras will take you from one southern corner of the country to the other as you sip your Sazerac in the parlor, underneath the portrait of Frederick Douglass.