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Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac 

...And the winner is!

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

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 Piggy Mac, features pulled pork, with a small costing $8 and a large at $12.



Contest Details

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

  • A $2,500 grant from Macomb County
  • The Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac plaque
  • Bragging rights

Grants will also be awarded to the runners-up - including:


Participating Restaurants 2022

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 Avenue
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 Street
New Baltimore

Kapones Sports Tavern
24301 Harper
St. Clair Shores

53 N. Walnut St
Mount Clemens

Ernie's Grill
16655 19 Mile Road
Clinton Township