Best Mac in the Mac
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Macomb County, Mich., MI
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)
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 menâs basketball tournament in March, also nicknamed âMarch Madness.â The content uses brackets like the basketball tournament to have rival restaurants going head-to-head in a âSweet Sixteenâ contest before determining the ultimate winner.