Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Faultline Brewery--Sunnyvale, CA

The Faultline Brewery has been a favorite of my employer for many years for conducting lunch interviews (I had mine there). It's also a favorite venue for equipment suppliers to catch up on what my company is interested in buying for its manufacturing floor. Such was the case yesterday when I sat down to Faultline's New England steak tips, a restaurant specialty. When the plate arrived I thought, "Oh, no", as I pretty much knew it wouldn't be enough to satisfy that deep well of a belly of mine. That said, the tips, which I ordered medium rare, were tender and flavorful. The meat was advertised as having a signature marinade, giving the steak a taste that was 50% sweet, 30% sour (in a good way) and 10% smokey. I could have eaten one slice of tip after another all day long. Alas, my lunch came with only three.

With my plate lacking quantity, I spent much of the lunch admiring the salmon salad across the table. Who would have guessed that it would be a salmon salad, not the steak, that would be the more filling lunch at my table? The salad was probably as good as it looked, as my counterpart ate every morsel.

Other notes: The lemonade isn't homemade. As popular as Faultine is, especially on Friday nights, feel free to drop by whenever you like for lunch--you probably won't have to wait for a table.

Faultline Brewery
1235 Oakmead Parkway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4040
(408) 736-2739