Pi Day = Pie Day

If math isn't your bag, get a load of these $3.14 deals at local bakeries

By Snow Anderson
|  Monday, Mar 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:30 AM CDT
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Today is Pi Day, and if you don’t know what that means, hit up an old math textbook.

Pi is the number expressing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s used in engineering, science and statistics and begins with 3.14 and goes on into infinity.

Hence, March 14, is international Pi day.

If math isn't your thing, celebrate the day at these local restaurants and bakeries putting their best “Pi” forward.

  • Bennison's Bakery, on 1000 Davis St. in Evanston, is offering individual pies for $3.14.
     
  • Sarah's Pastries and Candies, on 70 E. Oak St. in Chicago, is offering a slice of their signature sour cherry pie for $3.14.
     
  • Swirlz Cupcakes, on 705 W. Belden in Chicago, is offering "Pi" and "Einstein" cupcakes for $3.14. They’re also promising a special treat if you come in at 3:14 p.m. and mention the Illinois Science Council.
     
  • Artopolis Bakery, Cafe & Agora, on 306 S. Halsted in Chicago, is offering "Pi"-shaped traditional cookies and their signature menu item, Arto-PI-tas, for only $3.14 all day today.
     
  • My Pie Pizza, on 2010 N. Damen in Chicago and 1361 Shermer in Northbrook, is offering a slice of Pi and a fountain drink for $3.14 (limit 2) at both locations.

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