National "Eat What You Want Day" is coming up this Friday. Never mind the fact we already live in a fast food culture. When Friday rolls around, where do you plan to celebrate and "eat what you want"?

Seriously, this is a recognized event. According to the website Holiday Insights, "Eat What You Want Day" is always celebrated on May 11.

Holiday Insights states, "It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off your diet and eat something you really enjoy, Today, you can set aside your dietary 'No-No' list."

Please note: the fact that you can eat anything you want does not nullify any food allergies you may have. If you react badly to peanuts or other food items, obviously, those restrictions still apply. No holiday in the world is going to get you past that.

Just how far can you go with this? We already live in a world of drive-thru windows and all-you-can-eat buffets. Does this holiday really change anything? Well, for those who conform to strict diets it might. It's called a "cheat day." Fitness competitors and bodybuilders look forward to these.

For those of us not on a strict diet, perhaps this day is simply on occasion where we can get a little more crazy than normal. Instead of hitting the salad bar at the buffet, perhaps another trip to the dessert bar is in order.

Does eating anything you want sound appealing? At first it does. Then again, take a look at the photo at top. Kind of makes you want to yak, doesn't it?

When an opportunity like this presents itself, what local eatery makes your mouth water? If calories, health factors, and diets are eliminated from the equation, where would you like to go? The holiday is coming up this Friday, so help us out. Where's the best place in the Grand Valley to celebrate? If you don't see your selection, write it in and it will be added.

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