What to Know
Thursday, March 14
The Pie Hole, California Sun, Winston's Pie...
Several $3.14 slices and mini pies are available around town
If you started counting out the numbers of pi on the last Pi Day — so Mar. 14, 2018 — you would, of course, still be naming numbers.
You're still going, we'll bet.
And you're still going.
And you haven't stopped yet.
But the deals that are hot and super-fresh from various ovens, on Pi Day, each and every year? Those are far more finite, which means that, rather than going on and on and on and on (and on), as if they're counting numbers, a pie person needs to strike while the cherry pie filling or mozzarella cheese is hot.
For, yes, Pi Day is also all about pies. And any eater knows that pie is the rare edible that can be eaten at dinner (a slice of pizza pie) or dessert (any cream-packed, fruit-laden pie).
So best pause your counting, if you're still reeling out the numbers of pi, and decide how you'll take your pie deal, savory or sweet, on Thursday, Mar. 14.
Here are some of the Southern California-based specials:
The Pie Hole will have several happenings on Mar. 14, including key lime minis priced at $3.14 and bundles of four Pie holes priced at $3.14. Also? If you spend five bucks, you'll nab a chance to "win a prize" (think drawings, though at the Arts District location there'll be a full-on game show-style wheel.
California Sun, the recently debuted pizza-licious hangout in Silver Lake, will offer slices of cheese and pepperoni on Mar. 14 for, you guessed it, $3.14. The style of pizza? Detroit, though there are some NYC vibes, too. Call Mar. 14 a great day to stop by and check 'em out, if you haven't yet.
Marie Callender's is the spot for a free slice on Mar. 14. How to enjoy this giveaway? Be sure to have the coupon, which is found on the company's site.
The Pie Bar in Long Beach is rocking the key lime slices for $3.14 on Mar. 14. A pie-eating contest is on the schedule, and the winner will enjoy free pie for a year. Also? Live music will add a convivial air to the convivial day.
Milk Bar's popular Crack Pie will go a la mode, in honor of Pi Day, from 10 a.m. to midnight. On the side of the pie? The shop's also-famous cereal milk soft serve. The Crack Pie itself? Think "toasted oat crust and gooey filling." The price on March 14 for this delectable duo? Ten bucks.
The Nomad Hotel's Coffee Bar is the place to snap up a one-day-only "pie-themed butter croissant." Banana cream pie, apple pie, and key lime are some of the "first come, first served" flavors on Mar. 14.
Crème Caramel LA + Mendocino Farms: A new collaboration is starting up between the pie-making company and the sandwichery, with a sweet kick-off at the Sherman Oaks Mendocino Farms on Mar. 14. The mini custard pies will be $3.14 for the day, then $4.95 after Pi Day 2019 ends. Try 'em now, in Sherman Oaks, for this deal of a price.
Winston Pies has a delish olive oil-themed pie available through March, in partnership with local olive oil pros Brightland. The Golden State Olive Oil Pie is a spin on olive oil cake, with plenty of citrus zing. If you're just stopping by on Mar. 14, pick up a PieBite for $3.14 (flavors: Harvest Apple, Blue Ridge Blueberry, Dixie Classic Cherry, and Chocolate Cowgirl).
Fresh Brothers is a sauce-topped spot for your $3.14 pizza pie deal on Mar. 14. The code is PIDAY, and it works for dine-in and pick up and delivery, too (with some exceptions, including Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, and Ubereats). What will you score for $3.14? A Personal Pizza, oh yes.