Weekend Reading: Pi Day Edition

Super apple pie

If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you probably noticed that I was down in San Antonio and Austin this past week, stuffing my face with BBQ, tacos and ridiculously cheap avocados (58 cents!). I have a ton of reading and blogging to catch up on, so I'll keep this week's post short, sweet and dedicated to — what else — Pi Day.

Celebrate this once-a-year convergence of math and dessert with a slice at one of NYC's top pie shops. The leader of that bunch — Gowanus' beloved Four & Twenty Blackbirdsopened a second cafe at the Brooklyn Public Library's Grand Army Plaza HQ today.

Hankering for a specific type 'o pie? My former NYDN colleagues Jake and Amanda tracked down the cream of the crop for the now-retired Best of New York column. Here's where to go for the very best of applepumpkin and key lime.

If you rather make your own, Food 52 rounded up 14 recipes that may suit your dough-rolling fancy, while Food & Wine gathers technique tips from experts.

Finally, Brooklyn Daily sits down with pie maven Allison Kave — one half of boozy baking team Butter & Scotch — to chat about her new book, First Prize Pies.

P.S. The slice you see above? My take on Alton Brown's Super Apple Pie (and yes, it's quite super).