Wednesday will mark the return of one of locals' and tourists' favorite destination dining locations. Gordy's Hi-Hat, a Guy Fieri-approved Cloquet burger restaurant, will open at 10 a.m. March 20, according to its Facebook page. (Also: The first 30 customers will get limited-edition, green T-shirts with "The first taste of spring" written on the back.)
It's the restaurant's 59th season - and the spot with a drive-in aesthetic prides itself on some throwback ideals: hand-pattied burgers, homemade fries and onion rings. It was featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in 2010, and the show's star got in on food prep.
"Look at that juice," he said at one point, holding a burger up to the camera.