From a mathematical sense, pi is pretty cool on its own. But Pi Day (tomorrow, 3.14, obviously) is even better—because pi is generally celebrated with pie, and pie is even better than pi. In my book, anyway. Here are a few excuses to grab a slice:
Pi Day Pie-Eating Contest
You know those contests on TV where people are chowing down on tins filled with whipped cream meant to look like pies? Well, this is like that, only with Dahlia Bakery coconut cream pies. Ten people will compete in Occidental Square—one will walk away with a $25 gift certificate from Serious Pie.
Preserve and Gather
This Greenwood café held a pie bake-off yesterday, so sadly you’ve already missed it. But they’re continuing the party by donating 3.14 percent of sales to the Union of Concerned Scientists until Pi Day.
Booze and pie? A match made in heaven. This Ballard shop is opening early on Tuesday (11 a.m. until midnight) to meet your Pi Day needs.
A La Mode
This will be the first Pi Day for A La Mode’s West Seattle location, though hopefully that will mean lines are shorter at Phinney (the bourbon butterscotch is a personal favorite). Owner Chris Porter will be giving one lucky visitor a free pie-making class for 10—valued at $1000. Just enter your info when you stop by either shop that day.
Look for pi-themed pies—great for food nerds and math geeks both!—at this Fremont shop on Tuesday. Plus, they’re promising teeny tiny pies selling three for $3.14.
Nothing fancy at this old-school White Center bakery, but it’s all in the name. Swing by for homemade pies and other sweets.
Sweet pies not your thing? (Shame on you!) Pagliacci is offering two slices for $3.14 at any of the locations that have pizzas by the slice.