- the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet ( Π, π ), transliterated as ‘p.’
- the numerical value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (approximately 3.14159).
A majority of the population knows pi to the second decimal place, thus making the annual Pi Day a fun occurrence. Those who know pi to the fourth place will know this year’s date is a tad more special.
Due to the raging world of social media, and hopefully more so due to math, many know of this once-in-a-century treat. Today, on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53, we will all experience the ultimate pi moment, pi to the tenth place! (If you are so inclined, learn 139 digits of pi with Danica McKellar, through song.)
Now that my geeky squeal has subsided, I can now move onto the food portion of this segment. Many people will indulge in some sweet pies, or savory pizza slices, so I would be remiss not to share some specials with you.
* Blaze, Clairemont
* Betty’s Pie Whole, Encinitas
- $3.14 off any 9 Inch pie
- $3.14 /each for whoopie pies
- $3.14 off 24 mini bite-sized pies
* Stone Brewery, Escondido, Point Loma
For those who enjoy a more… liquid diet… bust out the π-nt glasses and partake in their current Enjoy By series that specifically celebrates today’s nerdy date.
* Rancho Bernardo Inn, Rancho Bernardo
Get their signature mini key lime pies for, you guessed it, $3.14.
* Pie from anywhere in Julian
My personal favorite is Mom’s Pies, Etc. (mmm… bumbleberry crumble), but the whole mountain is nationally famous for their apple pies. With 17,000 apple trees, you better know a thing or two about apple pie.
To end, I’d like to share this little gem I found that trekkies and math enthusiasts can relish in. Happy Pi Day, everyone!