Public Vote Opens For Mac Madness In Macomb County

Mt. Clemens, MI - Sixteen local restaurants are in the running for best housemade macaroni and cheese in Macomb County. And starting Sunday, March 19, the public will get to decide who is the ultimate winner.

The third annual Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac, an initiative of the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development (MCPED), launched earlier this month with a request for local restaurants to submit their best noodle dish. Entrants have now been matched in a head-to-head, bracket style vote that will launch Sunday, March 19 on the Make Macomb Your Home website.

“We’ve got some great made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese dishes in the running this year,” said Vicky Rowinski, director, MCPED. “So now is the time to get out and do a personal taste test. Show some love to our local restaurants and help us find Macomb County’s Big Cheese!”

Members of the public will get to vote once per round. The voting schedule includes:

  • Sweet 16 – Voting opens March 19 at Noon; closes March 21 at 9 p.m.
  • Elite 8 – Voting opens March 23 at Noon; closes March 25 at 9 p.m.
  • Final 4 – Voting opens March 27 at Noon; closes March 29 at 9 p.m.
  • Championship Round – March 31 at Noon, closes April 3 at 9 p.m.

The winning restaurant will receive:

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

A $1,000 grant will also be awarded to the second place restaurant. The public is encouraged to get out and taste test entries from participating restaurants ahead of the vote. Find those restaurants, and additional details and information, at https://living.macombgov.org/Living-Mac-Madness.

About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive.  Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents.  The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security.  For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit: https://ped.macombgov.org/Ped-Home.

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