222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Head over to The Franklin Institute, a hands-on math and science mecca for people of all ages. The Franklin has four floors, each dedicated to a different realm of discovery. The entire place is full of information full of math and science. The third floor even has a “sports challenge” area set up that combines sports and science. You can spend all day calculating the pi of various objects, or just enjoy yourself, up to you.
900 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Get your nerd on while devouring some of the most delicious pies in the Philadelphia area (calculating the actual pi of the pie is optional). Percy Street Barbecue is a 2011 Best of Philly winner for best pies from Philadelphia Magazine and serves up favorites such as pecan, key lime, chocolate mud and good old American apple pie. Stop in to Percy to make your Pi Day a little sweeter.
926 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
This “urban farmhouse” has been voted one of the top 50 restaurants in Philly. In honor of Pi Day, Chef Mitch Prensky creates a special menu featuring both savory and sweet pies. The savory pies have ingredients such as pork or crab, while the dessert pies feature flavors like Mississippi mud or pecan and peanut butter. A discount is offered if you purchase both a savory and a sweet pie, which is even more of a reason to try out Supper.
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6235 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
Grey Lodge, in northeast Philadelphia, is a two-floor bar known for its beer celebrations. On March 14, it’ll be serving up pot pies with a brownie pie for dessert. At 7:30 p.m. on the second floor, Grey Lodge will also have a contest, awarding winners a “sweet prize” for reciting the most numbers of pi. Grey Lodge will also partner up with a local brewery, offering specials to be announced on its website.
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
If you want to take a short drive, the town of Princeton hosts an annual Pi Day events extravaganza. Since Pi Day also coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday, there are additional Einstein events to be enjoyed. Take advantage of events including pie-eating contests, an Einstein look-a-like contest, a kid’s violin contest, the math Olympics and more. This day of celebration used to be limited to the college but has now expanded to the general public. Events begin on March 9 and run for five days.
1622 South St
On Pi Day, what could be better than an entire restaurant devoted to pie? Short answer: nada. All of the sweet and savory confections at this South Street spot are stuffed full of local, seasonal ingredients (when possible) that, when paired with a super-flaky crust, add up to a couple slices of heaven. Got a sweet tooth? Try baked deliciousness like Banana Pineapple Crumb or the unofficial signature pastry, Bourbon Butterscotch. Rather stick with savory? Go with Smoked Gouda Butternut Squash or a classic chicken pot pie.