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Like other parenting stages, the college years can be joyful and frustrating, heart-warming and heart-breaking…often on the same day. It’s important to have someone to talk things over with, which is why we created College Parent Magazine. Read the magazine and join our community on Facebook, Twitter, and our weekly newsletter, the Loop. We’re so glad you’re here!


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When your student heads to college, there’s a whole new community to explore. We help parents find the resources they need. From UA student housing to UA off-campus apartments, we will point you to the most student-friendly housing options in Tucson. Along with on- and off-campus housing, your student may need help finding a bank near UA, or a convenient Tucson healthcare provider. Last but not least, you’re sure to want to visit! Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for move-in, family weekend, graduation or any time in between, we can introduce you to the best hotels and restaurants near UA campus plus share ideas for activities to enjoy with your student or on your own.

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      • Broadway Pizza
        Broadway Pizza

        The go to pizza place in Tuscon. Enjoy the freshly handcrafted crust with customizable toppings, ordered to perfection. We are committed to giving your the best pizza with the best customer service!

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      • Casa Film Bar
        Casa Film Bar

        Casa Film Bar is a bar within a video store. A place to meet your friends talk about films over some local craft beer, wine, or coffee. We specialize in classics, foreign, documentaries, independent, and today's blockbusters. Come in for the beer and leave with a great truffaut flick or spielberg's jurassic park. We have something for everyone.

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      • Alejandro
        Alejandro's Cafe

        Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch. A cross between fast-casual Mexican (or Fast-Mex) and a more traditional Mexican eatery, the fare at this modest but comfortable spot is in the style of the state of Jalisco.

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      • Charro Steak
        Charro Steak

        America's First Family of Mexican Food proudly brings to life in historic downtown Tucson a culinary vision that has been cooking in their thoughts since way back in 1922 when they first started in business.

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      • Plato
      • Good Day Cafe
        Good Day Cafe

        Best fried steak and burgers in town! Awesome service with amazing prices!

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      • El Charro Cafe
        El Charro Cafe

        Established in 1922, El Charro Cafe of Tucson, Arizona is The Nation's Oldest Mexican Restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. Featuring traditional Northern Mexico-Sonoran style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican Food, El Charro Cafe is truly as Gourmet Magazine wrote: "A Taste Explosion".

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      • Thunder Canyon Brewery
        Thunder Canyon Brewery

        Crafting great beer and food is just part of the equation. Come in and see why TCB is a favorite destination for great food and drinks, great times, and great culture. Come join the TCB family! Passion for great beer and excellent food is just the beginning.

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      • Thrush Law Group
        Thrush Law Group

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      • Smashburger
        Smashburger

        Smashburger is an innovative restaurant concept that is redefining its category by providing a burger experience that combines the superior product, service and atmosphere associated with sit down casual dining and the speed and convenience associated with quick service restaurants. With its hand-crafted menu items ranging from smashed-to-order burgers, hand-spun Haagen-Dazs shakes, chicken sandwiches, salads, and sides made with fresh, premium ingredients and served in less than six minutes, Smashburger is putting the burger back at the center of the consumer dining experience.

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      • The Hungry Fox
        The Hungry Fox

        The Hungry Fox has been family owned and operated since 1964. Some of our original recipes date back over 40 years and are prepared with only the freshest, top-quality ingredients.

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      • Sir Vezas Taco Garage
        Sir Vezas Taco Garage

        We wanted something cooler than any "baja" themed Mexican concept or typical brew house. We figured that putting the best of local and world craft beers together with what everyone really wants to eat (real food) that we would be doing something great, something we now say is our motto, our fighting words, our mission; WE FIX HUNGRY!

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      • Miss Saigon
        Miss Saigon

        We are one of the most recognizable Vietnamese restaurants in Tucson. For many years now, our guests have put their trust in our quality and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere in our restaurant. We also do take out!

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      • Bisbee Breakfast Club
      • Pastiche
        Pastiche

        Pastiche is an upscale restaurant in a warm and casual setting. Our American cuisine with world influences features fabulous appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, large entrees, and desserts. Not sure what you are in the mood for? Take advantage of the multitude of half portions and bistro portions available, perfect for sharing and sampling. What restaurant would not be complete without a full bar and eclectic wine list? Well, we have them both!

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