Cheap college eats: Great deals for students and non-students alike

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University students are back in class for the fall semester.  That means the restaurants around the Tempe campus gear their deals to attract students.  But you don’t have to be a college kid to take advantage of the discounts.

So the" Good Morning! Arizona" Deals Diva, Alicia Markham, (who happens to be a Sun Devil) tracked down some amazingly cheap college eats anyone can take advantage of.

1.  Devil’s Advocate.  If you have not been to the Tempe campus lately, this sports grill is located where Maloney’s used to be.  Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food specials include chicken breast tenders, soft tacos, and chips and three different dips.  Prices range from $2 to $4 to $6. 
They are running a Deals Diva special.  If you stop by this week for happy hour (August 26th – 30th) and say “Alicia,” you will get a FREE appetizer when you buy one.

2.   Bad Mother Cluckers. Located on University, just East of Mill Ave, this restaurant is known for their chicken and inexpensive beer.  This week (Aug. 26-30) if you stop in, mention the Deals Diva and say “Alicia”, you’ll get two deals:

     *Get two 12 oz. Rolling Rock drafts for a BUCK when you buy any food item. When was the last time you had a $.50 draft beer?!

     *Get a FREE Lil’ Clucker (a quarter chicken worth $4.50) when you buy any side and non-alcoholic beverage.

3. Pita Jungle.  The original location is near the ASU campus at  Apache and Dorsey.They offer happy hour Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and reverse happy hour daily from 9 p.m. - close. They have domestic bottled beer for $2, glasses of Chardonnay or Cabernet for $3, and tapas for $1 - $3.

     *You can win a $25 gift card from Pita Jungle from the Deals Diva.  She says to win “like” her facebook  and leave a comment (or e-mail Alicia at with your favorite item on the Pita Jungle Happy Hour menu. Will will be announced Tuesday on the Deals Diva’s Facebook page and website.

4. Macayo’s Depot Cantina. This is a long-time Tempe hot spot on 3rd Street and Ash Avenue, just west of Mill Avenue.  Happy hour is from 3:30 p.m. 6:30 Monday-Friday. The Deals Diva says this restaurant offer great specials, but her favorite part of their happy hour is food buffet. If you buy a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) you can enjoy the buffet for free.