Math and pie lovers unite! Monday, March 14th is a chance to celebrate everyone's favorite mathematical constant "π", or 3.14. For the hungry though, National Pi Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in all things pie.
To celebrate the most fantastic mathematical-themed day of the year, we have put together our favorite pie eats around Cortland County. Be it pizza pie, dessert pie, or even savory Shepard's pie, there is something on the menu for all palettes.
So put down your calculators and mathematical gadgets and pick up a fork. It's about to be a delicious day in Cortland County!
CREAMY DREAMY BANANA PIE
Dasher's Corner Pub, 2 N. Main Street, Homer NY; Website.
Decadent banana custard, topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream and drizzled in tantalizing salted caramel sauce is a superb reason to skip supper and head straight for dessert. You can find this culinary masterpiece at Dasher's Corner Pub, but you better order two, because this pie is too good to share.
Anderson's Farm Market, 5887 NY-281, Homer NY; Website.
A simple Blueberry Pie from Anderson's Farm Market is the perfect dessert to share with company (or not). Not only can you satisfy your sweet tooth, but blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits on the market, so dig in.
CHICKEN BACON RANCH PIZZA
BRIX Pubaria, 60 Main Street, Cortland NY; Website.
Pizza is everyone's favorite quick meal, but BRIX Pubaria takes it to a whole new level with their Chicken Bacon & Ranch pie. It's topped with grilled chicken, bacon, and a drizzle of their homemade ranch dressing. Enjoy it by the slice, or the pie - we don't judge.
Hairy Tony's, 102 Main Street, Cortland NY; Website.
If you're the savory type, a Shepard's Pie at Hairy Tony's is acceptable on this day too. The traditional pub menu item is made with rich beef and vegetable stew cooked for hours with Guinness beer, crusted with cheddar mashed potatoes.
Pita Gourmet, 41. Main Street, Cortland NY. Website.
This is a pie that would make Popeye proud. Spinach, herbs, and lemon, all wrapped in a flaky pie crust will cure your hunger and leave you feeling strong! Try it dipped in tangy yogurt, for a bright pop of flavor.
Reilly's Café, 8 E. Main Street, Marathon NY Website
Reilly's Café is home to the pie cooler of your dreams. Stuffed full of meringues, fruit fill delicacies and pudding pies like grandma use to make, you're sure to find exactly the right slice to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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