Would you believe that there is one day of the year that mathematicians and foodies celebrate with equal excitement? March 14th, or (3/14), marks National Pi Day in honor of the mathematical constant “pi”, in which the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14. Observed by pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike, there’s no better excuse to sink your teeth into a slice of pizza pie to celebrate this intelligently tasty holiday!
Searching for the ultimate pizza experience? Look no further than Woodstock’s Pizza, found near SDSU in the College Area. From the beginning, Woodstock’s has set themselves apart from the rest with a Grandma Woodstock’s sauce recipe, more toppings than any competitor, and fresh, hand-tossed dough with a unique folded-over crust with sauce inside. You can either build your own masterpiece or choose from one of Woodstock’s classic combos including the Kickin’ Carnitas, made with southern chipotle sauce, slow marinated carnitas, crispy bacon, red onions, and fresh cilantro.
Fresh thinking and fresh pizza are everything at Fresh Brothers, a family-owned pizza joint found amongst the shops at Carmel Valley retail and lifestyle center The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Priding themselves on always keeping it fresh, Fresh Brothers focuses on sauce packed with 100% fresh tomatoes, all-natural mozzarella, no artificial ingredients, preservatives, fillers, or GMOs. If you’re vegan, gluten-free, or simply searching for the best pizza in town, Fresh Brother’s has the menu for you, including popular favorite Da Works, a pizza loaded with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, and giardiniera for a pie to satisfy all your cravings!
Located in the heart and soul of La Mesa, Farmer’s Table promises a dining experience of honest food “done right”, bringing together locally sourced organic ingredients with Sicilian-inspired family recipes. Home to an imported Stefano Ferrara pizza oven directly from Napoli, a wood-fired pizza selection doesn’t get any more authentically Italian than this! Dive into the simple and savory Prosciutto Pizza, wood-fired to perfection and topped with thin-sliced prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, shaved parmesan, a layer of wild arugula, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
A close cousin of pizza, the flatbread at Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station is an equally delicious option for Pi Day. Uniquely designed to fit the neighborhood niche of Liberty Station, Fig Tree Café is dedicated to using homegrown rosemary and hand-selected produce and eggs from a family farm in Ramona. Dine on the delightfully light Braised Short Rib Flatbread, topped with mozzarella, rosemary potatoes, and a horseradish crème fraiche for a flavorful and filling meal to enjoy on the garden patio.
This might sound cheesy, but The Haven Pizzeria in Normal Heights will steal a pizza your heart. Made with rich tomato sauce and chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese, The Haven offers some of the best Neapolitan style pizzas in San Diego! This pizzeria has a little something for everyone to enjoy, complete with an extensive menu including Italian sandwiches, salads, and local brews flowing freely from eight taps. Try one of The Haven’s innovative pizza creations, such as The Cortez, made with candied bacon, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and tomatoes, and topped with fresh arugula and avocado slices for a meal that will have you begging for just one more slice.
For a creative take on classic pizza, be sure to head over to barleymash, located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district. This fun, high-energy downtown restaurant and bar celebrates the richness of American culture through progressive bar fare with an extensive menu including a wide selection of tasty flatbreads, made daily from scratch using fresh ingredients from local farms. Try The Popper, made with applewood-smoked bacon, fresh jalapeños, cream cheese, ranch, habeñero jelly, and topped with crispy tobacco onions for an adventurous pizza experience!