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Sassafras American Eatery Restaurant Review: Sassafras is, in a way, a living museum of yesteryear Americana: the Victorian house in which it resides, mason jars brimming with sweet tea, mismatched salt-and-pepper shakers, and weathered wooden tables, the kind that you'd see in a country store. And the food, steeped in Southern soul, is reminiscent of days gone by when breakfast was a morning ritual. The menu is thick with rib-sticking marvels: biscuits and gravy, Benedicts in all guises, and a buffalo hash topped with chicken-fried eggs and draped with a lemon-smooched hollandaise sauce studded with specks of Fresno chiles. House-made hot sauces that appear on each table are useful condiments, but the dishes, jolted with vibrant flavors, only require a hearty appetite. The waits, especially on the weekends, can exceed an hour, but guests are encouraged to help themselves to coffee, and the smashing patio, shaded by leafy trees and strewn with pots of herbs, tomatoes and flowers, is a lovely oasis in which to wait for the forthcoming rewards.