Free cheese pizza for Nat'l Cheese Pizza Day

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill is inviting guests to help celebrate the first anniversary of its makeover to a Chicago theme on Friday, Sept. 5, which also happens to be National Cheese Pizza Day, with a free pizza for every guest.

What: Free 9-inch pizza per guest, no purchase necessary
When: Friday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, 2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix
Details: Dine-in only, not to be combined with any other specials, deals or coupons; toppings available for 80 cents each
Information: 602-977-2700 or halfmoonsportsgrill.com

Co-owners Clay Moizo, director of operations, and Laura Fettig, director of purchasing, are "Chicago born, Arizona bred," and decided along with Arizona native Don Talbot, director of design and concept development, to remodel in 2013 after 10 years in business and add the Windy City theme. The bar closed Aug. 17, 2013, and re-opened Aug. 29.

While she did not share any secret ingredients, Chef Marlene Portillo showed 3TV's Kaley O'Kelley and Javier Soto how to properly make Half Moon's signature Chicago-style cracker-thin pizza crust.