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    The Hungry Students shares campus’ most delicious Family Weekend eats

    Sydney Richardson
    A view of Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails on Congress St. Hi Fi is a popular destination for Arizona sports fans with televisions spread out across the restaurant.

    The UA is celebrating one of its most exciting traditions this weekend.

    During Family Weekend, it’s almost impossible to avoid the emotional, overly excited, big, bursting bubbles of love: parents. So instead of letting them sit and completely reorganize their student’s residences, families should check out all the delicious food options Tucson has to offer. 

    The typical three-day UA Family Weekend expedition begins with families—dressed head-to-toe in matching UA football attire—hoping for a weekend full of quality time, funny stories and memorable moments.

    Although, in the midst of their busy, activity-filled schedules, families must eat. Downtown Tucson offers the perfect place in the city for families to experience the true taste of Tucson. 

    For breakfast, Cafe a la C’art, located at 140 N. Main Ave., just a few miles away from the UA campus, welcomes families for a decadent, savory and sweet breakfast. 

    Cafe a la C’art, which has called Tucson its home for over 18 years, offers its customers breakfast options, including a local favorite, the “Arizona Omelet,” which is made with fresh chorizo, pepper jack cheese, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions, according to the cafe, and is priced at an affordable $9. 

    Cafe a la C’art, known for its breakfast, also offers lunch, coffee and a happy hour menu from 4-6 p.m., with $5 appetizers and drinks ranging from $3 to $5.

    If families are looking for a lunch spot to watch Saturday’s football game and cheer on the Wildcats, Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails at 345 E. Congress St. is the place to be. 

    Hi-Fi offers its customers a fun bar and lunch setting and will feature the football game on several large flatscreen TVs.
    Wildcat spirit is sure to be present at Hi-Fi while students and their families enjoy delicious sandwiches, homemade potato chips and other bar grub. Hi-Fi is located in the heart of downtown Tucson and will be one of the most exciting places to be during the weekend. 

    After a long day of family festivities, students and parents may be looking for a nicer place to sit down and have a meal.

    Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress is the perfect choice. It is located right at the beginning of the downtown area at 311 E. Congress St., and offers customers a fine dining experience. 

    Cup Cafe serves creative entrees at a fairly reasonable price, including locally-known favorites in the way of appetizers. The restaurant’s Crispy Calamari and Smoked Ribs are just a few of mouthwatering wonders Cup Cafe has to share. 

    Cup Cafe hopes to create a semi-formal environment while offering customers a first-hand view into a historical downtown Tucson landmark for culture and entertainment. 

    Families that are looking to quench that sweet-tooth craving are sure to notice the HUB and the HUB Ice Cream Factory, also located on the downtown Tucson strip, near 266 E. Congress St. 

    With unique ice cream flavors ranging from salted caramel all the way to peanut butter pretzel and everything in-between, this fresh, house-made ice cream will be the sweetest ending to a perfect Family Weekend. 

    With such a variety of options available, downtown Tucson and historical Congress Street have the perfect places for families to visit during their weekend in Tucson.

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