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Event Mon Mar 14 2011

Celebrate Pi(e) Today and this Saturday

hoosiermama_scavengerhunt2 (2).pngMarch 14 has a lot of spiritual significance for mathematicians--and as it, happens, lovers of food. Pi, a constant represented by 3.14, is the ratio of a circle's area to the square of its radius (I don't know what it means, either)--is a day for science folk and food lovers to rejoice in the coming of spring, donuts in the breakroom, or, even better--special deals on pi(e)-shaped foods.

Hoosier Mama Pie Company (1618.5 West Chicago) is celebrating its second birthday today--and to show their love of 3.14, they're open 11am-7pm today for walk-in service; in addition, they'll be borrowing the Gaztro-Wagon for a day of mobile pie love all over the city.

Because no birthday can truly be confined to only one day, Hoosier Mama and Drive-Thru will be teaming up this Saturday, March 19 at noon for a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt! Teams of 1-3 people will be given a list of tasks to complete in the area (which can be reached by foot or quick bus ride) over the course of three hours; all you need is a digital/phone camera and sleuthing skills. The winning team gets a YEAR of free pie (i.e. one pie each month for 12 months)--and HMPC will donate $100 to the charity of the winning team's choice. Think of all the summer barbecues, office gatherings, birthday parties and holidays that you will be the unsung hero over when you roll in with a Hoosier Mama pie. Can you smell the victory? Register by calling HMPC at 312-243-4846.

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mikey / March 14, 2011 4:11 PM

"Pi, a constant represented by 3.14, is the ratio of a circle's area to the square of its radius (I don't know what it means, either)--"
Actually, it's probably simpler to say it's the ration of the circumference to the diamet of a circle. Perhaps that's why you didn't understand it. It's usually taught in elementary school; 5th or 6th grade as I recall.

Leilani / March 15, 2011 11:24 AM

Hi, just wanted to let everyone know that Hoosier Mama is on Chicago Avenue, not Ashland.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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