Monday, March 14, is “Pi Day,” because the date “3/14” resembles the mathematical constant’s approximate value of 3.14.
That number — as you no doubt remember from math class way back when — is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But you didn’t click on some link to relive the debilitating boredom of math class, did you?
You clicked for some sweet offers on pie-related fare, and Yours Truly has been poking around, bugging local and national businesses about potential ways to celebrate the big day with some slice-ables.
Here are some of the special offers that will be offered around town on that roundest of days, March 14.
North Italia’s D.C. location is marking the big day with a regionally inspired pizza — the “Half-Smoke.” This bad boy is topped with half-smoke sausage, slow-cooked chili, mustard sauce and radicchio and will set you back $18. It was inspired, of course, by the delicacy made famous by Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street.
“I was enthralled by the hearty, bold, spicy hot dog cooled off with fresh onion and plenty of mustard, and I now have a soft spot for all things spicy,” said Chef Patrick Fisher.
The Half-Smoke will be available through April 11, and a portion of the proceeds from each Half-Smoke sold will go to local groups dedicated to fighting hunger in the D.C. area.
Extreme Pizza will offer any signature individual pizza or individual-size two-topping pizza for $3.14 at all three of its D.C. region locations.
And there’s a big payoff: Followers will be able to enter to win free Domino’s for a year. The details will be shared at 10 a.m. that day on its social feeds.
Whole Foods Market is celebrating the day with a $3.14 discount off large cherry and apple pies at store bakeries. The offer is only valid on whole pies 8 inches and larger and excludes frozen pies.
Sugar Fox ice cream shop is serving pie-themed ice creams throughout March in observance of Pi Day. Such flavors include blueberry crisp, peach pie, vegan banana cream pie and chocolate cherry chess pie.
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