Held on the memorable date of March 14 (3/14), Pi Day is an annual celebration that encourages “mutt-amaticians” to honor their favorite mathematical constant over a slice of pie. And we’re not just talking about sweets. Bring Fido to one of these pet-friendly pizza joints and order a slice of pup-peroni to celebrate Pi Day with man’s best friend.
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Rose City Pizza
Rose City Pizza in Rosemead, CA answers all of Fido’s prayers on Pi Day by dishing up a dog-friendly pizza. There’s no need for your four-legged dining partner to stare lovingly at your signature Flamin’ Hot Elote pie when he has his own Pupperoni Pizza Pie to scoff down, made with a whole wheat, yeast-free crust and topped with roasted carrot puree, chicken breast, low-fat ricotta and a sprinkle of parsley on top. Your pooch will want every day to be Pi Day after he gets a “pizza” the action at the picnic tables outside.
From a pizza base for your dog to a homebase for the whole pack, Boho LA retreat is a cozy and comfortable Airbnb you can reserve nearby.
If you love Pi as much as you love pie, head to Pi-Squared Pizza in Spartanburg, SC. This Sparkle City pizzeria boldly claims to offer “the gastronomical version of E=mc2” with artisan combinations like the “Fig-et About It” Pi and the tangy BBQ Mango Pi, alongside classic pizzas with thin cracker-crust. Bringing a taste of Motor City to the South, hounds of Hendersonville, NC can get a slice of the action, too. German “Poin-dex-ters'' are welcome to join you on both patios.
After dinner, glamp with your best friend at The River Tent. Surrounded by nature on 44 acres of private property, this unique Airbnb under the trees hangs over the river and has access to winding pet-friendly trails.
Fire Works Pizza
Unlike regular fireworks, Fido is going to love the delicious display at Fire Works Pizza in Leesburg. These “pie-rotechnicicans” whip up wood-fired originals like the Black Sheep and Smokey Blue. While you enjoy your unique pie of choice, Fido can sample chicken, meatballs and homemade dog biscuits from the canine menu. Be sure to bring your furry best friend to Yappy Hour held every Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the pet-friendly patio.
Enjoy a post-pizza nap at Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center. This central pet-friendly hotel offers affordable rooms and has a grassy relief area outside.
Back in 1998 when Boondoggles first opened, the pub owner’s adorable Boxer would welcome people inside. The pub’s first mascot has been immortalized forever in the funky sign that hangs above the door, reminiscent of pubs across the pond. Take your pick of the pizzas, which include John Dough, a pepperoni with romano and provolone, and Hawaii-anna, a twist on the classic Hawaiian. Pizzas may be off the menu for Fido, but he can sink his teeth into a Pup Patty by your side on the patio.
Sedona Pizza Company
Discover an authentic pizza experience this Pi Day at Sedona Pizza Company, where pies are baked in an 800-degree wood-fired oven that was hand-built in Naples, Italy. Find a seat on the covered patio and order a tried-and-tested margherita or create your own with toppings of your choice. There’s even a dog menu with mouthwatering meals for mutts, including chicken apple sausages, a puppy patty and Rover’s Rice and Veggies, all served with a complimentary bowl of water.
Reserve a pet-friendly room with epic views of Sedona’s recognizable red rocks at The Orchards Inn of Sedona, located within walking distance of Sedona Pizza Company.
High Mountain Pies
It doesn’t quite match the highest altitude pizza delivery on record, made by Pizza Hut to nearly 20,000 feet in South Africa, but you can enjoy a slice at over 10,000 feet at High Mountain Pies in Leadville, CO. This welcoming neighborhood pizza joint is home to a grassy backyard full of picnic tables with views of snow-capped mountains in the distance. Send one member of your “pawty” inside to order a Square Pie with mushrooms, roasted garlic and caramelized onion on top, and share a pizza with a view.
The Filling Station Microbrewery
The Filling Station Microbrewery in Traverse City, MI offers pizza and ales by the rails. Situated in a train depot built in 1927, this one-of-a-kind restaurant and brewery pays homage to its roots with locomotive trays for flights and beers on tap being known as “tracks” that are “derailed” if they run out. In addition to 20 draft beers and ciders, there are a variety of flatbread pizzas on the menu for you to enjoy this Pi Day. From the Firebox with spicy jalapenos and peppers that will leave you steaming to the Silver Fern for vegans, there’s something for all tastes at this historic hangout.
Stop for the night at Best Western Plus Traverse City. This popular pet-friendly hotel has a low pet fee and a great neighborhood next door for morning walks with your pooch.
Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Located in a historical home in the heart of St. Michael’s, Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar welcomes dogs to join their owners on the enclosed patio for dinner in the round and a bottle of hand-picked wine this Pi Day. This cozy pizzeria serves up delicious brick oven pizzas that you may have never tried before, including the Chef’s Favorite topped with crispy prosciutto, house-made mozzarella, arugula and balsamic reduction. Begging for crusts can be demeaning, so keep your dog’s dignity intact by ordering them an item from Hammy’s Dog Menu like spaghetti with chicken, carrots and beans instead.
Stroll back to your room with a view at St. Michaels Harbour Inn when you’re finished eating. Outside, there’s a designated dog relief area and harbor access.
It’s no surprise that Twisted Laurel in Asheville, NC, one of the most pet-friendly cities in the U.S., goes all out for dogs. This downtown eatery proudly boasts a spacious pet-friendly patio and offers customizable bowls on the Doggie Menu. Select your pup’s favorite protein from fish, burger or scrambled eggs, and combine with veggies like zucchini, sweet potatoes and more to create an unforgettable dinner. Meanwhile, order yourself a delectable stone hearth pizza from the varied menu, which includes the Black Trumpet Farms Shroom Pie topped with local wild mushrooms.
Don’t worry if you and Fido are feeling full and need to lie down, AC Hotel Asheville Downtown is a short walk away from Twisted Laurel and has a grassy space right outside.