I'm flying into Phoenix on Sunday afternoon, driving to Payson, driving back to hotel (in Mesa, on W. Main St.) on Monday night at around 9:30 PM.
This may be a tall order, but:
1) Any recommendations for in or around Payson? (My hotel is on N. Beeline Hwy)
2) Any recommendations for the drive between the 2 cities (both directions), Mesa latish at night, or near the airport?
We like to eat pretty much everything, but preferred are: local "can't miss" legends, regional specialties, killer road food/diners, etc. LOVE BBQ, but please, no chain or overly cutesy restaurants! Anything chowish!
Thanks in advance!