It’s Pi Day! What’s Pi Day, you say? It’s March 14th, 2015 aka 3.14.15! That’s the value of Pi, which for non-math majors is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Basically, it’s an excuse for me to write about pie since they’re homophones (pi sounds exactly like pie). This is also the first time I got to use the word “homophone” in a post! EVERYBODY CELEBRATE IMMEDIATELY.
Whoa. Now I’m totally tired. I just danced for 3.14 minutes — by complete accident. In honor of Pi Day, Fly&Dine is bringing you the five best peanut butter pies we’ve ever tasted. Why peanut butter pies? Because I love peanut butter pies more than just about any other kind of pie. In fact, I ate one of the best peanut butter pies of my life on Wednesday night. It was crazy delicious. In fact, let’s start with that one…
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Pie Hole: Lonely Pie
This is basically a peanut butter cup in pie form. Thick, rich peanut butter sits underneath a blanket of dense chocolate ganache. Underneath is a crust made from Oreos and potato chips. A garnish of potato chips is on top to basically say: “I’ve given up on health!” As I mentioned above, I had it this week. It was AMAZING. I’ve given up on health!
Bang Bang Pie Shop: Peanut Butter Vengeance
Bang Bang is an adorable little pie and biscuit shop in Chicago’s supercool Logan Square neighborhood. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve ever eaten there and this pie looks particularly stunning. From Bang Bang’s Instagram page: “An Epic New Pie: Peanut Butter Vengeance – Peanut Butter Cookie Crust, Peanut Butter Cream, Whipped Cream & Peanut Butter Magic!” I’m all about peanut butter magic, although not when it’s used for evil (i.e. weaponized peanut butter that targets Hogwarts students with peanut allergies).
High 5 Pie Shop: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie
I stumbled upon this humble throwback pie shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood years ago and I still think about it. I had a slice of this unreal peanut butter and chocolate pie and my dreams still include bites of it. They also serve “Pie Fries,” which are basically deep-fried pieces of pie crust and for that, they should win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Miss Myra’s: Peanut Butter Pie
Miss Myra’s is a little BBQ restaurant in Vestavia Hills, AL, just outside of Birmingham. It feels like it’s been there forever and that’s because it has. While barbeque fans can indulge in Birmingham’s famous white barbeque sauce (especially good with Miss Myra’s smoked chicken), I get down with the Peanut Butter Pie. It’s a simple cream pie with a perfect graham crackery crust. I would sleep on this stuff as a pillow if it wouldn’t get in the way of my nightly hair-curling ritual.
MICHIGAN (Various Locations)
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.: Chocolate Peanut Butter
It’s in-store only, but with seven locations throughout Michigan it’s easy to find a store near you (assuming you, um, live in Michigan). They describe their Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie as “Chocolate and peanut butter pastry cream swirled into the perfect combination of flavor, topped with whipped cream and our handmade peanut butter cups- all natural peanut butter and dark, Guittard chocolate.” I describe it as “Awesome.”
Do you have any favorite peanut butter pies? Do you HATE peanut butter pies? I want to hear about all of it in the comments.
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