Dan Rather ate at one of his favorite spots, the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis

Nothing will stop him from eating at his favorite Minneapolis diner.
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The Hi-Lo Diner is known as a go-to spot for hungry celebrities when they're visiting Minneapolis, and the home of "Hi-Tops" lured in longtime news anchor Dan Rather on Wednesday. 

The legendary broadcaster he went out of his way to eat at the East Lake Street spot, even posing for a couple of photos while calling it "one of his favorite diners." 

Rather, 86, was the longtime host of CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes, in addition to many other prime-time gigs. 

Hi-Lo Diner is an original 1957 Fodero dining car, which were extremely popular on the east coast from the 1930s through the 1980s. There are still a bunch of them out east, but very few elsewhere. 

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The dining cars feature a stainless steel exterior with an art deco interior, and Hi-Lo is exactly that, including a classic-looking menu that proudly displays their to-die-for "Hi-Tops," which are meals placed on top of their signature pastry doughs. 

It wasn't long ago that Adele stopped into the diner while she was in the Twin Cities during the Fourth of July weekend in 2016. 

If you haven't been to Hi-Lo Diner, go check it out and make sure you order something with their signature pastry beneath it – which isn't a donut, even though it looks like one.  

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