March 14th is Pi Day. A chance to celebrate the number that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The number starts as 3.14 and from there it’s infinite.
The day isn’t just for math lovers.
“Pie day is a celebration.”
Pi Day’s meaning is mathematical.
Ashley Higginbotham, owner of Toot Toot’s Kitchen in Youngsville, a plate lunch restaurant says, “I used to be an educator and I used to be a math teacher, for me so I understand it’s national pi 3.14 and repeating and repeating.”
But how do you celebrate doesn’t have to be. It’s simple. First, think of your favorite pie.
Higginbotham says, “It’s gotta be chocolate pie. I love chocolate pie with the homemade whip cream yum.”
JP Stochak, a customer at Toot Toot’s Kitchen says, “Truthfully I’m a berry pie kind of guy.”
Co-owner of Pizza Artista Broussard, Cristine Doiron says, “It’s a pizza pie, a pizza pie.”
Next, you dig in.
Jamie Istre, another Toot Toot’s kitchen customer chows down on a mini chicken pot pie and says,”I get excited…mm it’s so good.”
While you’re at it, you can make your own pizza pie.
Doiron says, “We offer a second pizza you buy one for $3.14 it’s a great opportunity for people to try Pizza Artista and just hadn’t got around to it.”
Pie Day may seem like a silly way to enjoy comfort food.
Stochak laughs and says, “It’s a good feeling. You know with a glass of milk or cup of coffee in the morning. Everybody feels better with pie.”
Some just can’t imagine celebrating Pi Day any other way.
Stochak says, “It’s the American way.”
Istre says, “I really can’t unless you want to go home but who wants to do that.”
Other Pi Day deals include $3.14 off large bakery pies at Whole Foods and discounts at several other pizza restaurants including Blaze Pizza and Hungry Howie’s.