I look forward to March 14th every year. National 'Pi' Day is a great excuse to go out and try some delicious Louisiana pies. And since it's always right in the middle of strawberry season, that's always a good start for me!

According to Wikipedia 'Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.'

Louisiana Travel has some great places to try some 'to die for' pie around the state. Enjoy!

  • Lea's Lunchroom, Lecompte - this might be my favorite. They've been open since 1928, and serve over 65,000 pies a year
  • Strawns Eat Shop, Shreveport - famous for their strawberry icebox pie, and a beloved local tradition since 1944
  • Tony's Seafood, Baton Rouge - literally the best crawfish pie I have ever had. Really flaky crust, and filled with delectable mudbugs in a rich filling
  • Keller's Bakery, Lafayette - they have two locations, but I like the downtown one. My family would not dream of celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas without one of Keller's Coconut Cream Pies. They are creamy and rich, and everything decadent in one slice.
  • Not Just Pie, Monroe - their Banana Caramel Pie was named one of the best in the south by Southern Living Magazine. They also serve a crazy delicious chicken pot pie!
  • Slayden's BBQ, Bastrop - because, what better way to end up your tasty barbecue dinner, than with a slice of homemade Louisiana pecan pie? They've been serving up slices since 1962
  • Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant, Natchitoches - meat pies put the oldest city in the state on the map, for sure. These cajun and creole delicacies can't be beat!