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Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Tempe Campus

See also: 10 Must-See Back to School Parties in Tempe and Scottsdale Come back tomorrow for our list of spots to eat and drink around ASU's downtown campus.

Welcome back, ASU students! Once again, it's time to hit the books and get yourself educated.

But you can't study all day. At some point, you're going to have to pull your head out of the library and eat something -- preferably not from the MU or your dorm's dining hall.

Here are some of our favorite dining options within walking distance of campus that beat the Taco Bell bean burritos and Subway sandwiches you're going to be sick of in a week.

Five R Cha -- On the north side of campus at the corner of Forrest and Seventh Street, Five R Cha serves spicy plates of stir-fried meats and veggies and rich curry bowls with sticky jasmine rice. Lunchtime specials come with a crispy spring roll and soup and won't cost you more than $8. The atmosphere is relaxed and there are plenty of flatscreens around the room, so you won't feel awkward if you get stuck eating alone. Our favorite dish is yellow curry with big chunks of filling potatoes and lots of slices of juicy chicken. Or order the BBQ chicken plate with grilled veggies if you're worried about that pesky freshman 15.

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