We're planning a possible trip to Phoenix this summer. I know, summer's not the best time, but our son is thinking about moving there, and we may end up helping him move and doing some sightseeing while we're there.
My question is, what are some less expensive but fun and maybe "different" restaurants near some of the popular attractions (see below)? I don't mean fast food, just not very expensive. I'm starting with 3 places we'd like to visit:
South Mountain Park Scenic Drive
Desert Botanical Garden (planning to go in the evening)
Any recommendations for restaurants nearby?