3-14: Celebrate Pi(e) Day

Whether you are a mathematician or a pizza lover, today you can celebrate Pi(e).

Pizza. Apple, cherry and rhubarb. Charlie Brown’s head?

What all of these things have in common is Pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Today the world over mathematicians, pizza lovers, fruit and savory pie eaters along with Peanuts fans can come together in celebration over the Greek letter π, also known as 3.14159…

According to the Pi Day website, Pi is an irrational and transcendental number, meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. And, if you hold up the number 3.14 in a mirror, imagine what it says: PIE

And, Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits past its decimal point. That’s a lot of computing. 

Competitions take place to see how far numerically a person can memorize and recite. One record holder was able to memorize 67,890 digits, which took him more than 24 hours to recite.

One has to wonder if he had a taste for pie after reciting Pi?

Where to find Pi(e) around town: 

Tinley Park

  • Aurelio's Pizza
  • Guardi's Pizza
  • Village Pizza
  • Arrenello's Pizza
  • Nancy's Pizza Express
  • Carm's Beef and Pizza
  • Ed & Joe's Pizza
  • Salina's Pizza and Catering
  • Cuzin's Tavern & Pizza
  • Boston Gourmet Pizza
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Little Joe's Restaurant and Pizza
  • Ameera's Pizzaria
  • Chuck E. Cheese's
  • Durbin's
  • Sanfratello's
  • Fat Ricky's

Oak Forest

  • Beggars Pizza
  • Papa John's
  • New Horizon Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Durbin's of Midlothian


  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Makers
  • Rico's Pizza
  • Gourmet Pizza by Carlo
  • Aurelio's
  • Delanoe's
  • Mama & Me Pizzeria
  • 5th Quarter

Chicago Heights

  • Nino's Pizza
  • Marylin's Pizza
  • Rosati's Pizza
  • Patsy's Pizza
  • Aurelio's Pizza
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Faso's Pizza & Pasta
  • T's Pizza Inc
  • Agustano's
  • Al's Beef & Nancy's Pizzeria
  • Dozeli Pizzeria
  • 525 Grill & Bar

More about Pi(e):

Pi in the movies: Darren Aronofsky (better known lately for Black Swan) directed Pi, a film about a paranoid mathematician. It’s dark, but fascinating.

Pie at the restaurant: "Pie Rush" Day at Bakers Square is on Wednesday, but you can always get a slice at the chain.

National Pie Day: Celebration of the actual fruit pie takes place on Jan. 23 every year.

Favorite Pies: According to Serious Eats the top three pies in the U.S. are apple, pumpkin and chocolate cream, followed by cherry in 4th place. 

This article includes reporting by Patch Editor Mary Ann Lopez.

leo March 14, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Jewel has fruit pies on sale today for $3.99!
John March 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM
You forgot to mention Vito & Nick's II on 183rd Street in Tinley Park. They have the best pizza and friendliest staff, in my opinion.
Dinkum March 15, 2013 at 07:34 PM
And their frozen pizza is not too shabby either.


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