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Chicago Restaurants & Bakeries for Pi Day
March 14, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
You can’t cook or bake without math, which means Chicago’s amazing restaurants and bakeries are filled with chefs particularly fond of the tastiest of holidays – Pi Day. Since 2009, ISC has asked them to share their creativity with Chicagoans on March 14, the day celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant pi which is abbreviated to 3.14 continues indefinitely (like our love for pie).
Tell your favorite establishment to let us know about their pi day celebration so we can share it with everyone. We will list them all here, so check back before Saturday, March 14th to find everywhere you can get a tasty treat to celebrate PI DAY! This year, 2015 adds two more digits to our pi-inspired fun (3.14.15). Fun fact – March 14 also happens to have been Albert Einstein’s birthday. So you can raise a toast – or an Einstein or pi cupcake like these from Swirlz Cupcakes – in his honor too!
Alliance Bakery, 1736 West Division St., Chicago, 773-278-0366, Saturday, 6:00am-9:00pm, AllianceBakery.com. Offering special “pi” cookies for $3.14.
Bennison’s Bakery, 1000 Davis St., Evanston, 847-328-9434, Saturday, 6:00am-5:30pm, BennisonsCakes.com. Offering individual pies in Boston cream, strawberry-rhubarb or apple for $3.14 while supplies last.
Cafe Selmarie, 4729 N. Lincoln Av., 773-989-5595, Saturday 8:00am-10:00pm, CafeSelmarie.com. Offering $3.14 off whole pies including Apple Streusel, Cherry Streusel, Pecan, Banana Oreo, Coconut Cream and Chocolate Silk.
First Slice Pie Cafe, 4401 N Ravenswood Av. 773-506-7380, Saturday, 8:30am-6:00pm, 4664 N. Manor, Saturday, 9:00am-6:00pm, 773-267-0169, and 5357 N. Ashland Av., Saturday, 9:00am-10:00pm, 773-275-4297, Chicago, FirstSlice.org. Offering buy 1 slice, get 1 free (only slices, not whole or mini pies), on all flavors all day long.
Fritz Pastry, 2233 N. Lincoln Av., 773-857-2989, Saturday 8:00am-5:30pm, FritzPastry.com. Offering slices of pie for $3.14 including Apple, Blueberry, Peach, Strawberry, Rhubarb, Pecan, Banana Cream and S’mores.
Hewn Bread, 810 Dempster St., Evanston, 847-869-4496, Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm, HewnBread.com. Offering a special Pi Country loaf with 3.14 stenciled on it with rice flour, apple galettes specially priced at $3.14, and a drawing among customers in the store at 9:26am for a special prize.
Jarosch Bakery, 35 Arlington Hts. Road, Elk Grove Village, 847-437-1234, Saturday, 6:30am-6:00pm, JaroschBakery.com. Offering mini fruit pies (4.5″ double crust), 8″ fruit pies and 9″ fruit pies with pi-shaped vent holes while supplies last. Also offering cream pies: Banana, Chocolate and Lemon Whipped Cream Pies with chocolate Pi symbols on top. With a $20.00 purchase, get $3.14 off the price of a large pie. At 9:26am will be giving away Pi-Cookies – round sugar cookies iced in white fondant with a black pi symbol on top.
Pleasant House Bakery, 964 West 31st St., Chicago, 773-523-PIES(7437), Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm, PleasantHouseBakery.com. Offering special handmade savory award-winning Royal pies (British-inspired meat and vegetarian pies) and sweet Banoffee Pie (housemade toffee, fresh bananas, and whipped cream), among other pie-related goodies.
Shokolad Pastry & Café, 2524 W. Chicago Av., 773-276-6402, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, ShokoladPastryAndCafe.com. Offering slices of Pecan, Apple, Key Lime and Tart Cherry Pie for $3.14 while supplies last.
Swedish Bakery, 5348 N Clark St., 773-561-8919, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm, SwedishBakery.com. Offering mini apple, blueberry and cherry pies for $3.14 each.
Sweet Cakes Bakery, 1223 N. Milwaukee Av., 773-772-5771, Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm, SweetCakesChicago.com. Offering mini fruit pies in mixed berry, apple and peach for $3.14 each. They are taking advance orders if you’d like to ensure your preferred pie.
Sweety Pies Bakery, 8042 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, 847- 213-0900, Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm, SweetyPiesBakery.com. Offering pie slices for $3.14 all day and $3.14 off large pies.
Swirlz Cupcakes, 705 W. Belden, Chicago, 773-404-2253, Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm, SwirlzCupcakes.com. Offering “Pi” and “Einstein” cupcakes on sale for $3.14. A special treat at 3:14 PM, the first customer who walks in and mentions “Illinois Science Council” (or drawing for all those in the store at that minute) will win a free 6-box with three Pi and three Einstein cupcakes.
Artopolis Chicago, Bakery, Café & Agora, 306 S. Halsted St., Chicago, 312-559-9000, Saturday 9am-1am, ArtopolisChicago.com. Offering their signature menu item called Arto-PI-tas, a savory pie, for only $3.14 (usually $4.50) all day.
Blaze Pizza, 953 W. Belmont, 227 E. Ontario and 24 S. Clinton in Chicago, plus 1737 Sherman in Evanston and Old Orchard Mall in Skokie. Store hours vary by location, so check site at BlazePizza.com. Offering individual pizzas for $3.14 each.
Geek Bar Beta, 1941 W. North Av., Chicago, 773-687-9824, Saturday, 3:00pm-2:00am, GeekBarChicago.com. Offering a menu consisting of only pies (seriously), carnival games, charity pies to the face ($5), a 10% off cosplay discount, prizes and open tabletop gaming all day long with a special event at 9:26pm.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 60 E. Grand Av., Chicago, 312-379-562, Saturday, 11:00am-12:00am, Joes.net. Offering slices of freshly baked pies for $3.14 all day, including Havana Dream Pie, Banana Cream Pie with Foster Sauce and Joe’s world famous Key Lime Pie.
My Pie Pizza, 2010 N. Damen Av., 773-394-6900, MyPiePizza.com. Offering a thin slice of pizza with a regular fountain drink for $3.14.