4 Places To Get Pie For Ultimate Pi Day
March 14 marks the day of the year mathematical constants get their due, with the the numbers of the date lining up with the first three digits of of pi (3.14), that number we learned in middle school that unlocks all of the secrets to the circle. Hey, how come other numbers don't get a day? Why don't we celebrate e day on February 7, or Golden ratio day on January 6?It's probably because their names aren't homonymous with "pie," that delicious sweet pastry that can also mean "pizza." Although E Day might be pretty cool.
And did you know that today is Ultimate Pi Day? The date 3/14/15 lines up with pi's first five digits, and even more synchronicity will occur when the clock hits 9:26.
Here's a four places in and around Los Angeles where you can celebrate Pi Day with some pie (both kinds).
THE PIE HOLE
The popular Arts District pie shop rings in the celebration with the return of their Thai Iced Tea Pie for this weekend only, along with Strawberry Rhubarb, Almond Joy (their first-ever gluten-free pie), and a Honey Lavender Cheesecake. They'll also be brewing up a brand new coffee blend, and holding a raffle at 3:14. If you use Lyft to get to The Pie Hole, you can even get a 25% discount on your order. Math! And while you're there, feel free to get some sausages at Wurstküche across the street. Just because it's Pi Day doesn't mean you can't eat sausage either.
The Pie Hole is located at 714 Traction Avenue in the Arts District. 213-805-8668.
The wood-fired, customizable pizza chain is offering any pizza for $3.14. Load it up with as many toppings as you want! It'll still cost you $3.14. On top of all that, every 314th person to post a picture of their meal with the hashtag "#blazepizza" wins 10 free pizzas. Mamma mia!
Blaze Pizza has over a dozen locations throughout Southern California.
Delicious (via Facebook)
The new West Adams pizza joint, affiliated with the classic hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl, has been serving pies since January, but according to LA Weekly are using today as their grand opening party. To make the most of Ultimate Pi Day, free pizza will be served for 53 minutes starting at 9:26 p.m. You know, 3.141592653... Down a few slices while The Pharcyde blasts from the P.A.
Delicious Pizza is located at 5419 West Adams Boulevard in West Adams. (323) 424-3014.
Griffith Observatory (Photo by BobbyGibbons via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Just in case you needed a reminder that today is actually about math/science and not food, the Griffith Observatory will be celebrating Pi Day by... selling pies in their café. Also, their staff will be decked out in the freshest pi threads, and will be holding demonstrations related to the number. For those of you who like to party Pi Day hard into the night, here will be a countdown to 9:26:54 p.m. as well. "We'll have more pi than you can swallow," the director of the observatory told the L.A. Times. Ew.
Griffith Observatory is located at 2800 East Observatory Road in Griffith Park. (213) 473-0800.