Pieces of the financial puzzle are falling into place for Surly’s brewery in Minneapolis. In advance of the River Room’s closing, a recipe for their famous popovers. A Q&A with the head chef at Ward 6 in St. Paul. Details from the WCCO grilled cheese contest (judged by yours truly) and The Heavy Table’s year in review as a segment on the Current. And Haute Dish (pictured above) makes MSN’s list of 11 restaurants that are redefining comfort food.