Best Mac in the Mac

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Macomb County, Mich., MI

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About the Program

Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

Best Mac in the Mac, or the best macaroni and cheese dish in Macomb County, was created in 2021 to help local restaurants who were struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest encourages local (national franchises are not eligible) to show off their cooking skills in an effort to be named the top macaroni and cheese dish in the county. The contest coincides with the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March, also nicknamed “March Madness.” The content uses brackets like the basketball tournament to have rival restaurants going head-to-head in a “Sweet Sixteen” contest before determining the ultimate winner.