Winner Announced In Macomb County's Best Mac In The Mac Contest

Mt. Clemens, MI - After two weeks of brackets, and thousands of votes cast by the general public, K-Block’s Fire Pit BBQ has been announced as the winner of the third annual Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac contest. This is the second year in a row that K-Block’s has been given the Mac Madness title.

“I’d like to congratulate K-Block’s Fire Pit BBQ for its back-to-back win in our Best Mac in the Mac contest,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “They’ve been able to take this simple dish and add unique BBQ flavors to create their own signature mac n cheese. I think we should all make our way to K-Block's and give it a try. I’d also like to congratulate and thank all of our other participants. This contest is a fun way to tie in the March Madness hype and highlight that Macomb County continues to be a destination for dining out.”

The initiative, which was organized by Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED), 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.

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. Brian Knoblock is its pitmaster and owner. His winning dish, called Frito Mac, has a layer of Fritos, cheese and beans, and is topped with brisket and cilantro.

A picture of the made-from-scratch dish can be found here. As the winner of the Best Mac in the Mac contest, K-Block’s will receive:

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

A $1,000 grant will also be awarded to the runner-up, Bath City Bistro, located at 75 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens.

Though the contest has concluded, the public is encouraged to get out and taste test entries from all of the restaurants that participated. 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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