Tomorrow is March 14 – that’s 3.14, better known as Pi Day. In case you forgot all your maths, the number pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and its approximate value is 3.14. The value of pi was discovered by Greek mathematician + inventor Archimedes back in the 2nd century B.C.E. (he’s also the guy who’s famous for yelling “Eureka!”). The symbol π was first used in 1706.
And now that class is dismissed, you’re probably craving more sweet knowledge. Lucky for you, Pi Day is also allll about…well, pie. Get it? So while we may not remember everything from pre-calculus, we’re sure our teachers would be proud that we’re celebrating – and also supporting local piemakers.
To get ready for this unofficial holiday, we asked you who bakes your go-to pies in town. Here’s who you recommend. Bonus: keep reading for two special events to celebrate Pi(e) Day here in Asheville.
🥧 A little savory
Pot Pie |📍202 Stone Ridge Blvd., Asheville 202-3 | Pot Pie will offer 20% off for Pi(e) Day.
You said: “@potpiegirl chicken cordon bleu pot pie for savory pies” – @sm.mcdowell
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack |📍1455 Patton Ave., West Asheville; 3749 Sweeten Creek Rd., South Asheville
You said: “@rockyshotchickenshack ‘s chicken pot pie!” – @dayzie5517
🥧 A little sweet
Baked Pie Company |📍50 N. Merrimon Ave, North Asheville; 4 Long Shoals Rd., South Asheville | Baked got the most shout-outs on our request for pie recommendations. Baked will offer $3.14 for a slice (normally $5.49) and $3.14 off a pie flight or a whole pie for Pi(e) Day.
You said: “@bakedpiecompany blueberry muffin pie and Atlantic beach pie for sweet pies” – @sm.mcdowell
You said: “@buxtonhallbbq hands down!” – @mountainmama_avl
Filo |📍1155 Tunnel Rd., East Asheville
You said: “Maria Papanastasiou’s Pecan Pie, hands down the best!” – @eastvillagegrille
OWL Bakery |📍295 Haywood Rd., West Asheville
Well-Bred |📍6 Boston Way, Asheville, Biltmore Village; 26 N. Main St., Weaverville
You said: “I love the key lime pie from @wellbred_bakery” – @dayzie5517
🥧 Pi(e) is better with friends
…So hit these events to celebrate together.