Black Swan Brewpub
Brewer D.J. McCallister’s handcrafted IPAs, stouts, and seasonal pours, such as an especially smooth hefeweizen, get paired with hearty, made-from-scratch specialties at Black Swan Brewpub, a suburban surprise in Plainfield. Ambitious creations include seared cod over a rich bean casserole, but more typical bar offerings are generally safer bets: by-the-books poutine with gravy and melting cheese curds, a generous beer cheese crock, meatloaf sliders, and a well-dressed bison burger. For dessert, pair a porter with a bourbon-spiked chocolate trifle.