Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • Sundays @ 8:00pm
About Simmzy's - Burbank

"It's in my genes, I had no choice!" A Southern California native, Mike Simms knew from an early age that he would foray into the world of hospitality. He and his brother grew up running around the kitchen and under the tables at French Market in West Hollywood and The Kettle in Manhattan Beach – his father’s and grandfather’s restaurants – but later did stints washing dishes and busing tables for spending money throughout high school.

After graduating from Cornell's prestigious Hotel School, Mike moved to the Napa Valley and managed Tra Vigne restaurant, where he was able to fully immerse himself in food. In trying his hand at home brewing, traveling to the world’s best wine regions and developing relationships with various winemakers, Mike came to realize his passion for beer and wine. In 2005, he took this experience and returned to his native Southern California, compelled to connect local restaurants to surrounding farms, breweries, and wineries and celebrate all things craft. He joined forces with his father Tom and brother Chris to form The Simms Restaurant Group and went on to open Tin Roof Bistro (2009), Simmzy's Manhattan Beach (2009), Manhattan Beach Post (2011) and Fishing With Dynamite (2013).

In 2007, Mike developed the Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. Amidst delays, he stumbled upon vacant space just steps from the ocean in Manhattan Beach and decided (along with his brother Chris) the neighborhood needed a spot that served a simple, delicious burger and quality craft beer and wine. This concept quickly came to fruition in the form of Simmzy's and opened in 2009, three months before Tin Roof Bistro. In 2012, Mike shared his knowledge and passion for wine and beer with the community of Belmont Shore at Simmzy's much anticipated second location. Now in 2014 Mike looks forward to his third Simmzy's in Venice Beach.

Whether it's teaching servers about new styles of beer, encouraging cooks to use new techniques, or honing his own palate with an Introductory Sommelier Certificate, Mike is a firm believer in empowerment through education. In the same vein, Mike prides himself on promoting from within (a current GM started off as a server, and a one-time dishwasher now boasts the title of executive chef), and truly believes in putting people first.

When he's not at Simmzy's, Mike can be found surfing in Manhattan Beach, spending time with his wife and daughters, or planning his next aerial flight over California’s wine regions.



Sun Sep 3 2017
| by Quizmaster Ashley Grisham

A great night of trivia with Crucial Taught taking home the top prize, The Corner taking home second, and Mariah Carried Away carrying away third. Bag of Maybes won the drinking round after being able to correctly name the TV theme songs for Outlander, Orphan Black, Veronica Mars, Game of Thrones and the Golden Girls (and be able to correctly guess the year it premiered). And though they are not official prizes, I'd like to award The Long Name with the award for best random karaoke session and Clever Team Name with the "Most King Trivia Spirit" award for wearing a King Trivia shirt while playing King Trivia.  So meta!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10754 Crucial Taunt 69 19 1.000
2 10358 The Corner 67 18 0.947
3 10016 Mariah Carried Away 64 17 0.895
4 Les Quizerables 58 16 0.842
5 10680 CURSE THE GODS! 57 15 0.789
6 11678 The Last Team on Earth 54 14 0.737
7 11413 Rockford Impeaches 53 13 0.684
8 10781 Clever Team Name 52 11 0.605
8 10437 That's So Three-Eyed Raven 52 11 0.605
10 Burnday Birthside 50 10 0.526
11 Pictures of Spiderman 45 9 0.474
12 10297 Clean Up At The Tam 44 7 0.395
12 12438 Bag of Maybes 44 7 0.395
14 11741 Downtown Sasquatch 40 6 0.316
15 Spread Eagle Scouts 39 5 0.263
16 Bill the Butcher 19 3 0.184
16 10363 Back in 5 19 3 0.184
18 Thank you LA Firefighters 17 2 0.105
19 Big Fishys 13 1 0.053
20 White Chicks 1 0 0.000