Dine with a DJ during 'Dinner and a Mixtape'

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Looking for a unique idea for an evening out? “Dinner & A Mixtape” offers both food and music for a guaranteed great time.

International DJ Neil Armstrong, a former DJ on Jay-Z's tour, is now sharing his love of music & good food with his Dinner and A Mixtape events. Started in 2013, these events have been held in New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Manila.

Dinner & A Mixtape provides the opportunity to enjoy music and food together in a very unique setting. Often the restaurant will create a special menu just for the event, and the soundtrack is provided by a new installment in DJ Neil Armstrong's Mixtape Library.

The first stop is Phoenix, and it's taking place Thursday evening, March 12, at La Piazza Locale.

Owner Justin Piazza talked to us about Thursday's big pizza party.

"Neil's done this in some major cities around the world," says Piazza. "I reached out to him through a mutual friend and said 'Hey, next time you're in Phoenix, let's put something together.' And it just so happened he was coming. We had 12 days to put this together."

Born & bred in NYC, DJ Neil Armstrong turned his love of music and hip-hop culture into a career that has allowed him to play music for the masses all over the world – from small 100 person venues to large scale music festivals with thousands in attendance.

The DJ talked to us about his style and his sound. "The music you listen to in high school tends to be the music you gravitate to for the rest of your life," says Armstrong." But I ended up loving all types of music. Pick a genre, it's on my iPod."

Armstrong initially gained notoriety for his mix tape projects, which showcased his DJ skills as well as his vast eclectic knowledge of music. These highly regarded mixtapes generated considerable press, most notably in Rolling Stone, Vibe, MTV.com, Theme, URB and Complex.

The growing audience led him to work with brands such as Adidas, Undefeated and Fruition, which in turn led to working with industry entities including the NBA, BMW, and VH1.

He also performed for Barack Obama's inauguration.

For more information about DJ Neil Armstrong, visit: http://www.djneilarmstrong.com

For information about Thursday's "Dinner & A Mixtape" at La Piazza Locale, visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-a-mixtape-phoenix-at-la-piazza-downtown-tickets-16085873280?aff=estw