We are from Washginton DC. Visiting Phoenix with wife and young son for the 5th or 6th time in the past few years. We have settled into what we like (FnB, Noca, Lons, In-and-Out!) and a few others, and we know what we don't like (Binkleys, Tarbells, Cowboy Ciao).
First Question: I really, really want to eat at Pizzeria Bianco, but I can't stand to wait in line or to eat at 4pm. My plan this trip is to land at PHX at 10:10am, get our bags, and go straight there, hopefully arriving before 12 noon. It will be 2pm our time, so we'll be hungry. Will I get a table at 11:30am on a Wednesday? Or will that still be a problem?
Second Question: Mexican food?. Franky, we probably don't even know what it is. We've been to a number of places there in previous trips, but I don't recall the names. The best was a place on the way to the airport, in a less-than-nice part of town, but when you walked in it was a very nice (forgot the name). We are busy with activities all day, so we want a place or two for dinner, that we can sit with a waitress, and that serves beer. We are staying north up Rt 51, roughly at Glendale Ave. We are open to any interpretation or version of Mex, Tex-Mex, AZ-MEX, whatever that is good. Please recommend a place, and exactly what dishes to order. Unusual dishes preferred.