Which Airport? Mesa has several; Falcon Field and PHX Mesa Gateway + Sky Harbor in Phx and Scottsdale Airpark in you guessed it, Scottsdale.
How long will you be here and where will you be staying and what kind of food do you like? Will you have a car? Mesa is a pretty spread out place. From East to West, it's 18 miles long. Close to 500,000 people live there and it's larger than Miami, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Buffetbuster's beloved Pittsburgh!
Mesa is the largest city in the United States that is not a consolidated city-county or a county seat. It covers 133 square miles.
I'll be glad to recommend places once you give me more details.
Here's a few to start: http://www.vitospizza.com/
From Chicago. Home base for Cubby's during Spring Training. http://www.ranchodetiarosa.com/
Good Mexican, nice atmosphere http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/22/262722/restaurant/Phoenix/Little-Mesa-Cafe-Mesa
Good 1950's decor place for breakfast. Definite hole in the wall. Basic stuff but home cooked and reasonable. Good biscuits and CFS. Good reputation for a fish fry too. "Regulars" in there every morning. http://www.bjsbrewhouse.com/locations
a chain but I like the food, beer and atmosphere. http://waldosbbq.com/mesa.html
just down the street from Little Mesa Cafe. good bbq http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Higley-Hot-Dogs-Higley-AZ-m445329.aspx
Good Dogs AND VERY CLOSE to Mesa Gateway airport. http://www.trophyssteakhouse.com/About.html
Their theme is the "North American 29". Showcased here are all "29" species of big game animals that inhabit North America. All actual wild game taxidermied
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