For all you math nerds out there: Happy Pi Day! It's 3.14, which means it's time to commemorate that sexy, irrational mathematical constant of π. Even if you don't geek out on numbers, there's still reason to celebrate: a) who doesn't love an obscure holiday? b) Two Guys and a Pie are offering free toppings for pie ordered. The deal runs all weekend (pi is infinite, isn't it?) from today through Sunday's close at 11pm.
In the mood for more pie? Here are a few more of our top picks for a slice around town.
Their new storefront on the third floor of Ritan High Life serves a dope slice of apple pie (RMB 24) among an assortment of other rotating sweets.
Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Unit 92-93, 3/F, Ritan High Life, 39 Shenglu Jie, Chaoyang District (4008-3-14159) 朝阳区神路街39号日坛上街3层92-93
Home Plate Bar-B-Que
For your Sanlitun or Northeast apple pie needs, look to Home Plate where a slice will run you RMB 40. Pro-tip: get a side of pulled pork and a rack of ribs while you're there.
Sanyuanqiao: Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District (5128 5584) 朝阳区霄云路35号院（东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一个路口右转
Sanlitun: Daily 11am-midnight. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (4000 967 670) 朝阳区工体北路4号院
Chef Jeff Powell serves a mean slice of maple walnut pie (RMB 39), suffused with maple syrup and brown sugar. Also available at Back Alley Bistro.
Mon-Fri 7am-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway across from April Gourmet), Chaoyang District (6417 5430) 朝阳区幸福村中路55
The venue reimagined from The Vineleaf has kept its British roots with their steak and ale pie and their creamy chicken and mushroom pot pie, both RMB 78 each.
Wed-Mon 11.30am-2.45pm, 6-10pm. 9 Jianchang Hutong (close to Wudaoying Hutong), Dongcheng District (6407 6308) 东城区箭厂胡同9号（近五道营胡同）
Photo: Flickr user Dennis Wilkinson (djwtwo)
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