I need recommendations for tasty, affordable (<$10 lunch, <$15 dinner) restaurants. We'll need one lunch somewhere between Sky Harbor and the Azteca Wedding Plaza (1010 E Washington St.). The rest of the time we will be based in Scottsdale at the Holiday Inn Express (3131 N. Scottsdale Rd). I will be shopping for my wedding dress, so we will be going to David's Bridal and some smaller boutiques in the area. I am not familiar with Phoenix, so general directions to your recommended restaurants would be fabulous!
We can probably convince my mom to have one night of Mexican food, and perhaps a Thai or Vietnamese meal. Other than that Italian, German, regular American, etc. are probably more her style. She also loves dessert, so a favorite bakery/patisserie/coffee shop would be great!