Pi Day is back and gaining momentum. Why is March 14th Pi day you ask?! Think about it... Pi begins 3.14... Just wait till 2015, or better yet, 2015 at 9:26:53!
For all of you who could eat pizza pie and pie pie indefinitely, this is your day.
We dig the nerdy T-shirts from Chicago's own Threadless like this one, Life of a Pie.
ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama in Chicago, where deals on pi will reign this Friday--whether it be za or dessert. Here are some sweet Pi deals via The Illinois Science Council:
The Illinois Science Council has arranged for Pi Day specials in the Chicago area. Tell 'em ChiIL Mama & the Illinois Science Council sent you when you order. Our ChiIL Picks have an asterisk or two.
*Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, 115 N Wabash, (312) 845-9669, www.sugarblisscakes.com. Offering free gift card of 1 dozen mini cupcakes to the person that comes in at 3:14pm.
*Café Selmarie, 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 989-5595, 8am-9pm, www.cafeselmarie.com. Offering pie slices – Banana Oreo Cream, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue, Apple Streusel, Cherry Streusel, Pecan – for the special price of $3.14.
Luscious Layers Bakery, 2315 N. Damen Ave, (773) 661-1335, 10:30am-5:30pm, www.lusciouslayers.com. Offering pie pops and hand pies.
Jarosch Bakery, Inc, 35 Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, (847) 437-1234, 6:30am-6:30pm, www.jaroschbakery.com. Offering pies on 3/14 and on Pi Day Eve (3/13) with featuring the Greek Pi symbol either piped out of chocolate or cut into the crust to vent the steam.
Sweety Pies Bakery, 8042 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL, (847) 213-0900, 7:00am-6:00pm, www.sweetypiesbakery.com. Offering Crocodile (pecan, semi-sweet chocolate with a touch of rum in a buttery pastry crust), Apple Pie Crisp (graham cracker crust with hand peeled granny smith apples and an oat topping), Chocolate Cashmere (dense chocolate mousse with a graham cracker crust). All pie slices will be $3.14 all day.
Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe, 3720 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 880-9910, 7:00am-5:00pm, http://blue-sky-bakery.org. Offering individual 5″ pies (normally $5) for $3.14 each. Flavors will include dark chocolate pecan, fresh cranberry apple and lemon blueberry.
**Swedish Bakery, 5348 N Clark St., (773) 561-3461, 6:30am-6:30pm, www.swedishbakery.com. Offering mini Apple Pies for $3.14.
*Dinkel’s Bakery, 3329 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 281-7300, 6:00am-7:00pm, www.dinkels.com. Offering 5″ pies for $3.14 and 9″ pies for pi squared ($9.87). The pies are apple, cherry, blueberry, banana cream, chocolate silk, lemon meringue. Also offering a free slice of pie with a lunch sandwich purchase.
First Slice, 4664 N Manor Ave, (773) 267-0169, 8:00am-7:30pm; 5357 N Ashland Ave, (773) 275-4297, 10:00am-9:00pm; and 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, (773) 506-7380, 8:30am-7:30pm, firstslice.org. Offering special deal on pie slices ALL DAY LONG — buy 1, get 1 free. No need to feel torn between your favorite flavors, because you can get both! Or buy one for yourself & one for Einstein’s birthday (I hear he’s a good sharer.) All customers need to do to redeem this offer is wish our staff a Happy Pi Day!
Fritz Pastries, 1408 W Diversey Pkwy, (773) 857-2989, 7:00am-11:00pm, fritzpastry.com. Offering vegan pies (for $3.14 a slice), pre-order on whole pies for $23.14.
Bennison’s Bakery, 1000 Davis St., (847) 328-9434, 6:00am- 7:00pm, www.bennisonscakes.com. Offering mini pies for $3.14.
*Swirlz Cupcakes, 705 W Belden Ave, , (773) 404-2253, 10:00am-7:00pm, www.swirlzcupcakes.com. Offering special pi- and Einstein-themed cupcakes sold at the special Pi Day price of $3.14 each! At 3:14 PM (Friday, 3/14), Swirlz will give away two brainy six-boxes to the first two customers (or group) who walk in at this designated time and mention the Illinois Science Council.
Pleasant House Bakery, 964 W 31st St., (773) 523-7437, 11:00am-10:00pm, pleasanthousebakery.com. Offering royal pies (savory pies) on March 14th.
Sweet Cakes Bakery, 1223 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (773) 772-5771, 7:00 am-2:00 pm, sweetcakeschicago.com. Offering indivual pies (3″) – fruit, chocolate – for $3.14.
Pie Hole, 3477 N Broadway 5001, (773) 525-8888); and at 5001 N Clark St (773) 754-7214), 11:00am-12:00am, pieholepizzajoint.com. Offering one-topping slices for $3.14 plus tax, and free pineapple on any pizza.
*Marcellos, 645 North Avenue, (312) 654-2550, 11:00 am- 12:00 am, www.marcellos.com. Offering apple and berry pizzas for $3.14 .
**My Pie, 2010 N Damen Ave, (773) 394-6900, 11:00 am- 10:00 pm, www.mypiepizza.com. Offering a thin slice of pizza pi & a regular fountain drink for $3.14.
Medici, 1327 E 57th St., (773) 667-7394, 7:00am-11:00pm,, medici57.com. Offering $3.14 slices of Gracie’s Apple and Pecan Pies for dine-in customers.
Parkers Restaurant, 1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 960-5700, 11:30am-10:30pm, www.selectrestaurants.com/parkersamerican. Offering 3.14 Pizza Pi(e) and Π² Pizza Pi(e) for $3.14 for math students & math teachers and $5.50 for the mathematically challenged starting at 3.14pm in the lounge room and dining room Thursday and Friday and a E=MC² daiquiri all day special for $8.00.
Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies, All Chicago Locations, www.bakerssquare.com. Offering $2 off whole pies for Pi Day classroom activities, get-togethers and parties. No coupon needed. Just ask for the Pi Day whole pie discount.
Julius Meinl Patisserie & Coffee Bar, All Chicago Locations, meinl.com. Offering a special 3D-printed-cookie-cutter Pi Cookie. A limited supply will be available at all Julius Meinl locations this Friday. It’s a vanilla bean shortbread cookie with dark chocolate drizzle.
March 14, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14, or 3.14, with- of course- pie.
Pi, written as the Greek letter Π in mathematics, is abbreviated at 3.14, but continues indefinitely. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal.
"We're really excited that Pi Day has grown in interest with all sorts of bakeries, restaurants in town participating. It's a fun way to think about math and how important it is in our everyday lives," Monica Metzler, founder and executive director of the Illinois Science Council.
Our friends over at Maker Mom compiled these fun offers:
You can run off these calories by participating in the Illinois Science Council's 2nd Annual Pi Day Pi K Run, but with a several inches of snow on the ground, that can be harder to stomach than a few extra calories.
Want to stick with homemade goodness? Over at the Bedtime Math Blog** Candace shared a quick and easy Mini-apple Pi recipe along with a fun way to demonstrate pi to your friends and loved ones.
And here's another deal: free Pi Day e-cards!
Get your geek on and enjoy! Every day's a great day for Pi.