Monday, March 14, is Pi Day, that annual celebration of the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is how we write the Greek letter “π” and, since the most common approximation of pi is 3.14, Larry Shaw, a physicist at the San Francisco Exploratorium, was moved, in 1988, to establish March 14 as Pi Day.
In honor of this sacred holiday, Blaze Pizza is doubling down on pi: On March 14, the California-based Chipotle-style chain of custom-assembled pizzas, is offering all pies for $3.14 at its three Long Island Locations in Bay Shore, West Babylon and Hicksville.
Bonus equation: Since circumference equals pi times diameter (C = π x d), each 11-inch Blaze pizza has a circumference of 34.54 inches.
Blaze Pizza locations are at 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 631-666-1100; Westfield South Shore mall, 1047 Montauk Hwy., West Babylon, 631-620-3326; and Broadway Mall, 213 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, 516-433-5400; blazepizza.com.