This may be a little early but I will be visiting my daughter in Mesa for the Thanksgiving holidays for a week and am looking for some great restaurants to try. I'm a foodie & I absolutely love authentic cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Asian, etc.)..lived in New Mexico for six years so I know how Mexican food is supposed to taste. Not really interested in chain places unless there is something that I shouldn't pass up and not looking to go broke in some over rated place either.
Anyone have suggestions? Because Mesa is close to Gilbert, Tempe, & Scottsdale, I'm not opposed to taking a drive.
Also would love some suggestions about things to do; don't want my daughter to have to keep me company the entire time I'm there. I'm into the arts, jazz, comedy, etc. Not too much of a clubber but love live music and a drink now & again. Was in Mesa last July & wanted to go horseback riding but way too hot...hopefully, will get the chance in November.
Any and all suggestions will be most welcome! Thanks in advance