Pi Day is coming – and that means delicious discounts on things that have nothing to do with the mathematical concept.
Over the past few years, foodie folks have adopted Pi Day as a tongue-in-cheek holiday to celebrate actual pie – or pizza pie – that you can eat (even though pi is really the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, a never-ending number that starts with 3.14). Pi Day is on Monday, March 14 (you know, 3/14).
But enough math, back to the food.
Blaze Pizza locations will be selling their build-your-own personal pizzas Monday for $3.14. Normally, they cost about $8.
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Blaze has restaurants at 1089 E. Shaw Ave. in Fresno and at 1403 Hillman St. in Tulare. Visalia Mall is slated to get one soon, but it doesn’t look like it will be open in time for Pi Day.
The Whole Foods in Fresno is also getting in on the fun. Each of its house-made 10-inch pies – cherry, peach, strawberry rhubarb and apple – will be discounted $3.14 (that puts them at $16.86).
Take-and-bake pizza pies will be discounted by $2.
And employees will paint as much as they can of the never-ending number on the floor, starting at the front door and ending in the bakery.
Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen, the creatively named bar at 1279 N. Wishon Ave., is celebrating Pi Day with a pie cook-off competition.
Judging starts at 7 p.m. and winners are announced at 8 p.m. The bar will also be serving New Belgium’s cocoa molé on tap. Details are available on Goldstein’s Facebook event page.
Pizza Hut is going to make you do math to get in on their Pi Day prize – 3.14 years of free pizza.
At 5 a.m. Pacific time, on Monday, March 14, Pizza Hut will debut three math problems at blog.pizzahut.com that were created by mathematician John H. Conway of Princeton University. There will be an easy, medium and hard problem to solve and the first commenter to solve them gets all that pizza.
For the record, 3.14 years of pizza equals about $1,600 worth of Pizza Hut gift cards.
Details are on the Pizza Hut blog.
Marie Callender’s is celebrating Pi Day with two kinds of pie. When you buy a petite chicken pot pie, served with a Caeser salad, you’ll get free slice of pie.
Also, whole lemon meringue pies are on sale this month for $8.99 – several dollars off the normal price.
Baskin-Robbins has added ice cream sandwiches made with cookies to its menu.
The ice cream shop added the sandwiches at the beginning of the month. Customers pick their ice cream flavor and have a choice of cookies, including dark chocolate chunk, double fudge, peanut butter chocolate and white chunk macadamia nut – or customers can mix and match.
In keeping with the cookie theme, Baskin-Robbins has made its March flavor of the month cookie jar mashup.