Everybody’s favorite math holiday is nearly here, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than with a slice of pie.
Pi Day, which falls on March 14 each year, celebrates the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is about 3.14. Pi is represented by the π symbol and is frequently used in geometry problems that involve circles, such as finding the area of a circle or the volume of a cylinder.
If solving math problems isn’t your idea of a holiday, don’t worry. There’s a much sweeter way to celebrate Pi Day — by chowing down on a delicious piece of pie.
Pi Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so if you don’t have the time or the skills to make a pie of your own this week, you can pick one up at one these Northern Utah restaurants and bakeries.
Location: 1600 N. 1000 West in Layton
Marie Callender’s has more than 20 pies to choose from, including key lime, chocolate cream, and french apple, which can be ordered online for under $20. This month, the restaurant has two featured pies: the Lemon Heaven meringue pie and the Celebration Cake Pie, both for $8.99.
On Pi Day, Marie Callender’s is also offering a free slice of pie with a coupon that can be downloaded on the restaurant’s website.
Locations: 1780 W. 5600 South in Roy; 1765 E. Skyline Dr. in South Ogden; 322 12th St. in Ogden; and 450 E. 1100 North in Bountiful
Mint brownie blast, chocolate peanut butter cup, and coconut cream are just some of the mouthwatering pies available at Northern Utah’s four Village Inn locations.
To celebrate Pi Day, Village Inn is offering a $2 discount on whole pies on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14. Pies can be ordered online and picked up at the closest restaurant.
Village Inn also offers free slices of pie with any dine-in purchase every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Locations: 1324 W. 200 North in Kaysville, 480 W. Antelope Drive in Layton and 1953 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.
Kneaders Bakery makes and sells the following flavors of pies: banana cream, coconut cream, triple chocolate cream, raspberry cream cheese, berry patch and key lime. All can be ordered online for under $25 and available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week.
If someone in your family isn’t a fan of pie (gasp!), Kneaders also has a wide selection of pastries, rolls and cakes to satisfy any craving for sweets.
Locations: 366 12th St. in Ogden and 310 E. Gentile St. in Layton.
After you have a hearty breakfast at Black Bear Diner, you can pick up a pie to snack on later in the die. Black Bear Diner sells three flavors of pie: chocolate cream, banana cream, and coconut cream.
You can also order the pie’s dessert cousin — the cobbler. Black Bear Dinner serves up apple cobbler, peach cobbler with no sugar, and its famous “blackbeary” cobbler.
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