Wendy Rush

March 14 is National Pi Day! And we want pie!

In mathematics, Pi is the ratio between the circumference and diameter of a circle. It is a mathematical constant written as 3.14159265359. But most commonly it is simply recognized as 3.14. And since March is the 3rd month of the year, 3/14 is when we celebrate National Pi Day.

While I’m sure some math geeks are spending the entire day doing long division and other math problems, good ol’ America has found a better way to ring in National Pi Day. With pie, of course. We know it has very little to do with Pi, but we’ll look for any reason to add tasty treats to our holidays.

Also, let’s not overlook the fact that most pies are round, like the aforementioned circle. So you could cut one using the constant pi and really get your celebration on. Or you can eat your tasty treat while discussing the universal importance of pi. Whatever suits you.

Nobody can know for sure how many variations of pie are in the world. But according to restaurantclicks.com, the most popular in America is still apple. Followed closely by cherry, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream and key lime.

If you’re on a diet and want to celebrate National Pi Day (or we’ve just said the world so many times that now you’re craving it), here’s something to remember. Pie doesn’t have to be dessert. There are tons of savory options that you can throw into a tin. Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, Spanakopita Pie. They’re all fair game.

Whether savory or sweet, it’s a good day to make a pie. So get your baking on and enjoy!

But, if you’re not digging the idea of a messy kitchen today, we feel you. Here are the best places in Las Vegas to pick up a sweet or a savory pie on your way home. – Wendy Rush

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