Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14th (3/14) around the world…including right here in Tucson!
In case you are unfamiliar with this less known holiday, here’s a brief history of why the mathematical term is something to celebrate.
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize…and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
If you love math or are otherwise inclined to get down with your nerdy self, here are some ways to celebrate Pi Day in Tucson.
- Location: 6260 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson
- More Info: Pi Day at Back Dough
Buy one pie…and get your second pie for $3.14. Supplies are limited. First come, first serve. Valid only on 3.14.17. Available pies: Kaluha Cream Cheese, Lemon Meringue, Sour Cream Blueberry, Lemon Cream Cheese, Apple Cherry, Strawberry Margarita, Pumpkin, Chocolate Pecan, and MORE.
FRY’S FOOD STORES
- Location(s): Approximately 20 Fry’s stores in the Tucson metro area
- More Info: Pi Day at Fry’s Food Stores
Pick up an 8-inch pie for just $3.14. March 14 only.
PUEBLO VIDA BREWING
- Location: 115 E. Broadway
- More Info: Pi Day at Pueblo Vida Brewing
Celebrate Pi (3.14) with Pie! Pueblo Vida Brewing has put together a flight, pairing four of beers with four bite-size pies from Pie Bird Bakery & Cafe! Available for $12 anytime between 4:00pm-10:00pm. The flight will include: Bavarian Hefeweizen paired with Lemon Meringue Pie, Blackberry/Graham Cracker Saison paired with Blackberry Vanilla Pie, Microburst paired with Peach & Mango Pie, and Imperial Stout paired with Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie.
SAUCE PIZZA & WINE
- Location(s): Four Tucson restaurants – 6450 E. Grant Rd., 2990 N. Campbell, 5285 E. Broadway, and 7117 N. Oracle Rd.
- More Info: Pi Day at Sauce Pizza & Wine
Sauce Pizza & Wine is giving pizza lovers a reason to celebrate National Pi Day by offering 12-inch cheese pizzas for $3.14 (normally $9). In order to receive this deal, guests must simply mention Pi Day when ordering. This offer is available at all Sauce locations for both dine-in and take-out and is limited to one per guest. All Tucson locations are open from 11:00am – 9:00pm on Tuesdays.
TAP + BOTTLE
- Location: 403 N. 6th Ave
- More Info: Pi Day at Tap + Bottle
Join Tap + Bottle for a beer and pie pairing flight on Pi Day. They’ll have three beers from 1912 Brewing Co paired with three pies from Beer Geek Bakery. Available between 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
- Locations: Three Tucson stores – 5555 E. River Rd., 3360 E. Speedway Blvd., 7133 N. Oracle Rd.
- More Info: Pi Day at Whole Foods Market