You can count more than the digits of Pi this March 14–count on special Chicago-area savings and deals for Pi Day! As this geeky celebration goes mainstream, more restaurants want a piece of the action; a piece of pi, if you will.
And you will want a piece of pie- sweet, savory or pizza.
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.
Even if the only running you want to do is around town scooping up Pi Day Deals, ISC still has your back. They’ve compiled a great places to eat with Pi Day specials– like slices of pie for $3.14 at Skokie’s Sweetie Pies or entire mini-pies for that price at Bennison’s* Bakery.
Or $2.00 entire pies at all Baker’s Squares just for the asking!
Personally, I was hoping for something special at Evanston’s yummy new Hoosier Mama Pie Shop because I’m looking for an excuse to return. But when I called the shop after reading a teaser on their website, I was only told “there will be lots of pies.”
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.
Check the ISC website for pizza pie discounts, too.
And here’s another deal: free Pi Day e-cards!
However you celebrate, have fun!
*They have adorable St. Patrick’s Day themed goodies as well, so it’s kind of a two-fer.
** I’m the blog’s managing editor