How many digits of pi can you recite from the top of your head? Do you remember what it’s actually used for in mathematics? No matter how you answered the previous two questions, Pi Day on March 14th is a fabulous excuse to indulge in some of the city’s best desserts—yes, the other “pie.”
We recommend The Blue Stove in Williamsburg. The bakery, which just turned 9 years old, believes that “pies are King” (according to its Instagram). Not a bad philosophy. The Blue Stove divides its pies into three categories: fruit, custard, and cream. In the first category, you can enjoy flavors from bacon apple cheddar to apple rosemary bramble with cranberries, blackberries, and blueberries. We recommend the former for a sweet and savory mashup. In the second category, enjoy red velvet custard for a decadent treat, or a guava chess pie with orange-spiced crème fraîche (and call it your day’s serving of fruit). Finally, the third category comprises classics (coconut cream, key lime), and inventive new options (the 3-layer carnie pie, with salted caramel peanuts, chocolate mousse, and fresh cream).
No matter what you choose, you really can’t go wrong. With wooden tables, adorable china, and a real blue stove, the interior invites all customers to eat at the shop and enjoy their pie with a slice of nostalgia.
****Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately 3.14159.