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8 slices of pie to try on National Pi Day

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March 14 is National Pi Day. Whether savory or sweet, if you are hankering for a slice of pie to commemorate the special day, look no further than the following eight pies to enjoy on 3.14.

1. Shepherd's Pie, Trali

Celebrate two holidays in one week, St. Patrick’s Day and National Pi Day, with Shepherd’s Pie from North Raleigh’s Irish pub Trali. Shepherd’s Pie comes with a hearty helping of seasoned beef and vegetables and is capped by a creamy mashed potato topping .

2. Spinach Pie, Neomonde

If sweet pies aren’t up your alley, you might want to check out Neomonde’s Spinach Pie. Neomonde makes its own pita dough and stuffs it with fresh spinach, feta cheese, garlic and onion.

3. Peanut Butter Pie, Hayes Barton Cafe

Hayes Barton Cafe is known for its killer dessert selection. While its dessert case shows off a sumptuous selection of cakes, the Peanut Butter Pie from the Five Points cafe and dessertery is well-worth a taste as well.

4. Tomato Pie, PieBird

Every good Southerner knows about how good tomato pie is. Luckily, if you can’t make your own, you can head over to Raleigh’s PieBird to get your fill. Fresh, tart slices of tomato mix with gruyere cheese, chevre, basil and red onion to form PieBird’s Tomato Pie.

5. Ganache Truffle Pie, Fiction Kitchen

Fiction Kitchen kicks its Ganache Truffle Pie up a notch by topping it with salted caramel. Perhaps best of all, it’s vegan. Get your slice at the downtown vegetarian hotspot Fiction Kitchen.

6. Frank’s Special, Frank’s Pizza

Be your own pizza architect with the Frank’s Special pizza pie at this longtime Raleigh pizza parlor. Frank’s Pizza has been around the block for more than 30 years and the quality of his pies shows.

7. The Oakz Pot Pie, The Oakz

Newly-opened Glenwood South restaurant The Oakz ramps up the traditional pot pie. It blends Braised Angus Chuck with root vegetables and tucks it underneath a buttery pie crust in its Oakz Pot Pie.

8. Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, Beasley’s Chicken and Honey

No matter how you pronounce it, a sweet slice of pecan pie can’t be beat. Add bourbon and chocolate, and it becomes truly decadent. Try a slice of the Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie at the popular eatery Beasley’s Chicken and Honey.

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