It’s time for pie lovers and math nerds to unite. Pi Day is coming up (as it does each year) on Thursday, March 14. And venues across the city are getting ready.
Here are some fun ways to wholeheartedly celebrate both irrational numbers and (in most cases) your very rational love for delicious pie.
401 E. Erie St., (414) 239-8980
It’s Pi Day all days at Batches, where slices of delicious housemade pie will be sold for $3.14 and whole pies for $25 (based on availability). The menu includes the following pies: peanut butter cup, s’mores, banoffee, banana cream, lemon meringue, bourbon pecan, Dutch apple (vegan), peach cobbler (gluten-free) and individually sized chicken pot pies.
2907 Oakland Ave., (414) 509-1440
5734 N. Bayshore Dr., (414) 240-3505
17530 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 233-1175
Enjoy the world's largest pizza party at Blaze Pizza, which will be serving up custom-built pizzas for just $3.14 each for the sixth year running. The special is open to anyone who has the Blaze Pizza app (the special will show up on the app on March 14) or who downloads the app on iTunes or Google Play on or before March 14.
Gingerz Sports Pub
3915 S. Howell Ave., (414) 482-9700
We don’t believe there will be pie at Gingerz Sports Pub (sad trombone). But, it’s not all bad. Beginning at 4 p.m., you can enjoy small rail drinks, specially marked taps and a selection of food specials for just $3.14 each.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. (414) 242-6389
Without science, there would be no pie. In honor of that fact, the Milwaukee Area Science Advocates are teaming up with Honeypie Cafe to offer a little of both. Order up delicious pie between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and listen as folks from MASA share fun pie science facts and information about what they do.
Plus, $3.14 of every whole pie sold will be donated to Milwaukee Area Science Advocates. Pre-orders can be made by calling (414) 242-6389 or emailing email@example.com. [More info]
Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall
1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 372-8800
Lakefront will be celebrating Pi Day with the "Great Brewery Kitchen Bake Off." During the event – which takes place between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Lakefront chefs will compete for the chance to be crowned '2019 Pi Day Baker of the Year' About 10 pies will be available for sale and the first pie to sell out wins. Pies available while supplies last. Beer available all day. [More info]
1739 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (262) 422-6226
Head over to Pilcrow Coffee from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or sell-out) for pour-overs, espresso, nitro cold brew and pie from Hatched. There will be slices of pie, hand pies, pi(e) fries and Frankenpies available for purchase. Pre-orders of pie are also available for pick-up. [More info]
11500 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, (414) 249-2000
2597 N. Downer Ave., (414) 272-1745
7974 S. Main St., Oak Creek, (414) 856-1000
It’s Pizza Pi-looza at Pizza Man where small cheese pizzas will be sold for just $3.14 each from 3:14 p.m. to close. Specially priced pizzas are limited to one pizza per guest. Both dine-in and carry-out available while supplies last.
1848 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 885-1919
In honor of pie dayAlice’s Garden director Venice Williams will be back in The Tandem kitchen cooking up delicious savory potpies, including vegan and vegetarian options. Pies will be available for lunch or dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
200 N. Broadway, (414) 291-3971
Eat your pie and support a cause at the same time. On March 14 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can take part in Tre Rivali’s pie sale, during which 100% of all proceeds will be donated to "Chefs Cycle: No Kid Hungry," an endurance event that raises money to end child hunger in America. Chef Heather Terhune’s pies will include s’mores, dark chocolate cream pie, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry crumb, lemon ice box. They will be priced at $3.14 per slice, plus tax. [More info]
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.