Celebrating Pi Day: Chicago Pie-Themed Events, Deals

As mathematical geeks anticipate the annual celebration of Pi Day, foodies in the Chicago-area are also choosing to celebrate the never-ending number that begins with 3.14, with the excuse of finding the best pie-themed deals around the city Wednesday.

In honor of this “math holiday,” several restaurants are selling circular-shaped foods such as pizza and pies for just $3.14.

Here’s a list of some of the food locations:

Whole Foods Market and Pick’n Save has the deal for its large baked pies.

The Boston Market is said to have discounts on pies, fries and apparently, free ice cream.

Pizzerias such as Bertucci’s, BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant, Blaze Pizza, Cici’s,Giordano’s, Papa Murphy’s, Fired Pie, Firenza Pizza, Flippers Pizzeria, Hungry Howie’s, Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, The Pizza Press, Urban Bricks and Your Pie will reportedly offer full-sized pizzas for the Pi Day price (although it is advised to call ahead since offers can vary by location).

Sadly, Chicago is not on the list but if locals plan on getting married this Pi Day in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington D.C., &pizza is throwing free weddings at their restaurants in those four cities.

Sightseers are also in for a treat! Several events are scheduled to take place across the city as well.

Here’s a list of some event locations:

For the first 3,140 registrants who RSVP online in advance, the Navy Pier is offering free rides on the Centennial Wheel (make sure to later present your ticket at the Pier Park Box Office).

ChiHackNight will host a free “Celebration of Science” event with demonstrations at WeWork State Street. Pizza and dessert pies are expected at the event.

Bespoke Cuisine in the West Loop, will feature cooking parties where groups can create different kinds of pie (tickets are required).

Waters School in the Ravenswood neighborhood will host a Family Fun Festival that will feature games, stories and crafts. Pizza and pie will also be for sale.

The Illinois Science Council and Fleet Feet Sports will host three Pi Day “Pi K” Fun Run/Walks in Old Town, Logan Square and Oak Park (registration for the event is $30).

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