On Pi Day, 3.14 ways to celebrate in Washington

March 14, 2013

Hey numerophiles, it's Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14). Congress officially designated the day as Pi Day in 2009, delighting middle school math teachers everywhere. The rest of us can enjoy deals on pies, pizzas, and other circular foods.

Banana cream pie at Woodward Table. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)
Banana cream pie at Woodward Table. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)

1. Because some historians credit the Persians with one of the earliest approximations of pi,  Science Club is offering $3.14 Persian salads (cucumber, tomato, dill, kalamata olives and feta cheese). And although Yuengling was not invented by the Persians, Science Club is also offering the beer for $3.14.

2. Attend a Pie Walk at the Dunes, where $7 will get you all-you-can-eat pie, and will benefit urban farm Common Good City Farm.

3. No one celebrates Pi Day with quite as much verve as District of Pi, where you can order any pizza and get a second one for $3.14. (The offer is only valid in-house, but you can have the pizza boxed up to go.) Pint glasses with the restaurant's Pi logo will be free with purchase while supplies last. Also, if Pi Day is your birthday, show your ID and get a free pizza.

3.14. Try an Apple Pie Shake at Burger, Tap & Shake:

EXTRA DIGITS 3.1415: Even though every day is pie day at Dangerously Delicious, they have a special deal today:

You can also check out our list of the best pie in the region.

EVEN MORE EXTRA DIGITS 3.1415926: The Academy Award-winning "Life of Pi" -- still in theaters!

SUPER LONG BONUS DIGITS 3.1415926535: Get $3.14 Bowie Baysox tickets for the team's "Pie Madness" promotion. Use the code PIE314 on Thursday for ticket orders for the first seven games of the season, with a limit of four tickets.

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