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    The Hungry Student: Bison Witches is cooking up something good

    Sally Lynx

    An employee works behind the counter at Bison Witches on Fourth Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Bison Witches features deli-style sandwiches and soups for under $10.

    Bar and deli, Bison Witches, makes a solid name for itself on Tucson’s very own Fourth Avenue.

    Located at the heart of one of the most widely visited streets in Tucson, Bison Witches is enjoyed by both locals and tourists. 

    Although there are many privately owned bars and businesses on the street, Bison Witches has a mind and menu of its own that is sure to impact customers.

    Close in proximity to the UA campus, the bar and deli is easily accessible to students by car, foot, bike or streetcar and creates a space that feels comfortable, clean and rustic. 

    Upon arriving at the restaurant, visitors are overtaken by sweet and savory signature sandwich scents throughout the entire establishment. With a full bar and diner-style seating, red walls and custom decor, the atmosphere is original, lively and a perfect representation of the restaurant’s individuality. 

    The menu presents a variety of options ranging from basic soup and sandwich combos, to Midwestern and East Coast sandwich classics.Options in appetizers, happy hour drinks and daily specials produce a diverse, delectable and affordable option for hungry students. 

    The soup and half-sandwich combo, which costs an even $10, shows up tableside with a large fresh bread bowl full of piping-hot soup, a melty warm sandwich and a bag of chips. In this case, the cream of broccoli was rich, salty and hearty, and its partner in crime, the infamous bread bowl, was light and gooey—the perfect combination. 

    The tangy, steaming-hot pastrami sandwich, smothered in melted Swiss cheese, under a bed of lettuce and tomato, rested on a warm baguette—simply delicious. 

    The chip options varied between regular, salt and vinegar, barbecue and jalapeño. They were served crispy and fresh. 

    Other popular options included Boston clam chowder, Wisconsin cheese soup, nachos and hummus.

    A well-known favorite in the way of sandwiches is the “Wildcat,” which is made with thin slices of roast beef and roasted turkey, all wrapped in melted smoked Gouda cheese, paired with the house-made, honey-based, spicy Russian mustard.

    Service is fast, friendly and efficient at Bison Witches, making this stop the perfect place to dip in and out for a great, quick meal. Not to mention leftovers are a given considering portion sizes exceed all standards. 

    This local and laid-back atmosphere welcomes students to come in and find a piece of home within the restaurant. With a mission to remain affordable, meals range from $6 to $10 and happy hour drinks from 3-7 p.m. are only $3.50. 

    Bison Witches provides a bang for your buck with great service, mouth-watering food, endless menu options and a unique atmosphere that is sure to bring back every consumer who comes in. Stay tasty, Bison Witches!

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