Here are 3.14159 reasons to love Pi Day

Butterscotch pie from Magpie. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

Another day, another "day."

Today, being 3/14, is National Pi Day, when piemakers get their chance to ride the PR bus. (π, get it?)

Three Philly pie ties:

  • PR pro Kim Ettinger doesn't rep any of the spots she talks about in a short essay touting such destinations as the new Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique on South Street and Supper restaurant, which is offering an all-pie menu. (FYI: Magpie is selling slices of Butterscotch Bourbon Pie for $3.14.)
  • Our fave spots in the carb mecca of Reading Terminal Market are Flying Monkey and Beiler's, the Pennsylvania Dutch spot in the corner.
  • The pie list today at Day by Day, the lunch spot at 21st and Sansom Streets, is maple custard; bacon banana caramel cream pie with pretzel crust; Mississippi mud; Boston cream; shoofly; blood orange meringue; grapefruit meringue; red velvet whoopie pie w/marshmallow filling; and chocolate stout whoopie pie w/Irish cream buttercream filling


For your retro listening pleasure, here is The Monkees' seldom-heard "Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky," a 33-second nonsense song from the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.