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Fried Chicken by Basilisk Replaces Rua at The Zipper Micro-Restaurant Complex

Another fried-chicken sandwich contender enters the ring

The Zipper
The Zipper
The Zipper

Rua shuttered last month inside The Zipper, the micro-restaurant complex on NE Sandy home to multiple eating and drinking establishments—not to mention a 50-foot bar and one sweet patio. Now, Rua owner Jason Myer tells Eater he's unveiling a new micro-restaurant in the same location, Basilisk.

Basilisk will focus on fried chicken in the sandwich and leg form, which you can pair with inexpensive sides, like macaroni salad, cole slaw, and fries. Grape Kool-Aid flavored soft serve ice cream, anyone? You'll also find that along with something called dan dan fries, a take on poutine—the Canadian-born dish that smothers fries with cheese curds and gravy—involving kennebec potatoes, peanut sauce, chili oil, cilantro, green onions, and lime.

Now open, Basilisk serves lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and it also has beer, hard cider, soft drinks, and Kool-Aid. Check out the recent menu below—just note some menu items may have changed. Basilisk is located inside The Zipper at 2707 NE Sandy Blvd.

The Basilisk Menu (subject to change):

The Zipper

2705 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, , OR 97232

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