University of Texas at Arlington law student Mark Csoros stood outside of Emporium Pies, 411 S. Main St., ready to take on the Pi Day special challenge — recite the mathematical constant pi to the 20th decimal and receive a free slice of pie. He passed the challenge.

“The pie is really good here, so a free slice of pie is worth memorizing 20 digits,” Csoros said.

Csoros, along with a large group of participants, lined up for the chance to earn free pie. Most passed. One guest recited the number quickly, prompting Emporium Pies manager Nix Holkon to say, “Unfortunately, reciting it faster does not mean you get extra pie.”

Emporium Pies’ Fort Worth location opened in April 2021 in the South Main Urban Village. The restaurant offers an exclusive Chickin Lickin’ pie twice a year — their birthday, Sept. 1, and on Pi Day.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...

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