welcome to the valley of the fun!
I reccommend Tee Pee, 42nd and Indian School in Phoenix. great margaritas, great mexican food and kitchy atmosphere. I don’t think they changed any decor since 1969! get a table in the bar it’s quieter.
AND in Tempe and Gilbert, Guedo’s Tacos. insanely good.
Venezia’s Pizza in tempe has great NY style Pizza.