Our visit was hosted by EDB for review purposes. Opinions are our own.
Life is good in Southern California, especially when we have new restaurants like E.D.B.
Last week, I got to celebrate my daughter’s birthday at the newest eatery launched at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Surrounded by palm trees and eating poolside, you will quickly forget your surrounds and feel transformed far outside of the city.
E.D.B. stands for Eat, Drink, Be. It is fresh local ingredients and flavor combinations delivered in fun, outdoor settings. You’ll feel like you are dining with friends on the set of a cool magazine shoot. Need a place to meet up for an assortment of shareable appetizers, new cocktails, craft brews on tap or maybe some California wines? Make this your go-to spot.
For us, this was a sweet spot to share food, enjoy the fire pit and enjoy a nice So Cal evening. It would be a perfect spot for couples, friends, and families to meet up. E.D.B’s restaurant manager, Dylan Hutchins, selects California wines and works with local farmers and vendors to get the best tasting foods possible. I must say, the heirloom tomatoes from Ventura were delicious.
Since I was with the kids, I didn’t get to experience the bar to the fullest, but my Cali-style mojito set new standards. Made with fresh lime and mint, this cocktail truly set the bar high. I am already planning to return with my husband for date night. We would love to experiment with some of their craft beer selections.
The open-air setting was perfect. There are heat lamps in case the temps dip down, but we didn’t need them for our most recent visit.
I ordered items from the small plates menu for the entire table. The menu is straightforward, and the server was able to answer my questions. Actually, all of the staff was perfectly attentive, just enough attention as we needed it.
Here is a breakdown of our selections.
The Chicken Mole Quesadilla was a simple dish with a dark, chocolate sauce that was bittersweet with a mild spice component. The kids skipped the sauce and dove straight into the quesadilla. I thought it was a nice balance of flavors, exactly what I crave when I order small starter bites.
Now, not all guacamole is equal – I have to say that E.D.B. is one of my new favorites. This simple dip was chunky and had the perfect amounts of key elements – tomatoes, onions, avocado, cilantro. The flavors were excellent, and the bowl was emptied pretty quickly.
Who says good things don’t come in small packages? The Waygu beef sliders we ordered were cooked perfectly. Topped with an awesome array of fun toppings, like (fill in the blank) these tasty sliders come three to a plate. A perfect choice for sharing with your party.
The flatbread had fresh mozzarella, those local heirloom tomatoes, basil and red sauce. It certainly reminded me of pizza, but the flavors felt as though they were making it their own Southern California standard. Definitely enough to share. As the yummy aroma of this crispy, bubbly dish approached our table we all sat up a little straighter!
I had to order the cone of shoestring fries for the kids. Really, how can you go wrong? You’ll want a refill. Next time, I think we will order two.
We were satisfied and relaxed after our meal but unfortunately did not have room for dessert. I heard they had a cheesecake and key lime pie. Maybe next time, I will remember to leave room in my tummy for another sweet course!
I highly recommend extending your experience at this property and booking a staycation at the Marriot. The rooms are spacious, It’s a chill environment in close proximity to many Hollywood and Burbank area attractions My next post will share more details about our hotel stay.
Since you will most likely need to drive – there is parking on site at the hotel, and don’t forget to get your ticket validated at the bar. I will certainly return for another visit to E.D.B. and recommend you add it to your bucket list!