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Mac Madness

Who has the 'Best Mac in the Mac?' Find the top macaroni and cheese dish in Macomb County through our annual bracket competition.

Best Mac in the Mac 2023: K-Block's

After two weeks of bracket-style voting by the public, K-Block’s Fire Pit BBQ has been

k block's fire pit is the winner of the 2023 best mac in the mac

announced as the winner of the third annual Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac contest. The initiative sought to highlight housemade macaroni and cheese at locally owned and operated restaurants. Sixteen establishments went head-to-head in the competition, with K-Block’s coming out on top. This is the second year in a row that K-Block’s has been given the Mac Madness title.

K-Block’s Fire Pit BBQ is located at 66880 Van Dyke in Washington Township. The restaurant promotes itself as serving the best barbeque in Michigan, with time tested family recipes and proven techniques which deliver a variety of meats and sides to customers. 

Contest details

mac madness voting bracket

As the winner of the Best Mac in the Mac contest, K-Block’s received:

  • A $2,000 grant from Macomb County
  • The Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac plaque
  • Bragging rights

The runner-up also received:

Contest participants

Support these great local restaurants and conduct your own taste test by ordering a noodle dish from any and all of the locations listed below.

  • Slaw Dogz Inc.
    35660 Harper Ave.
    Clinton Township
  • Bath City Bistro
    75 Macomb Place
    Mount Clemens
  • Octopus’ Beer Garden
    152 North River Road
    Mount Clemens
  • Outlaw Smoke BBQ
    32046 Groesbeck
  • Simple Palate Restaurant
    27380 Van Dyke
  • Regale Craft Food & Drink
    48810 Hayes Road
  • Sherwood Brewing Company
    45689 Hayes Road
    Shelby Township
  • KBlocks Fire Pit BBQ
    66880 Van Dyke Road
    Washington Township
  • Jayell Smoke House
    221 N. Bailey St.
  • On the Bay Customs
    51034 Washington St.
    New Baltimore
  • Detroit Fish House
    51195 Schoenherr Road
    Shelby Township
  • Te Roma Inc.
    24436 Van Dyke
    Center Line
  • Fins Eatery & Spirits
    51006 Washington St.
    New Baltimore
  • Kapones Sports Tavern
    24301 Harper
    St. Clair Shores
  • Gumbo's
    53 N. Walnut St.
    Mount Clemens
  • Ernie's Grill
    16655 19 Mile Road
    Clinton Township