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Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • PUB QUIZ—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.


LEAGUE SCORES

QUIZ RECAP

Sun Jan 14 2018
| by Quizmaster Josh Tariff
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Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 We Try Hard 73 23 1.000
2 10358 The Corner 64 22 0.957
3 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 63 21 0.913
4 10470 Jenna Dulwartz 49 20 0.870
5 12098 Tyrion Died in tonight's game of thrones 48 19 0.826
6 10754 Crucial Taunt 47 18 0.783
7 No work tomorrow 43 17 0.739
8 10680 CURSE THE GODS! 41 16 0.696
9 12017 We’re just here to establish an alibi 40 14 0.630
9 Duck and cover JK LOL 40 14 0.630
11 Lactose Intolerants 38 13 0.565
12 S--- Holy Trinity 36 12 0.522
13 11063 The Americans 33 10 0.457
13 8 is almost enough 33 10 0.457
15 We forgot our sister 30 9 0.391
16 11413 Team Name TBD 27 8 0.348
17 poop emoji 26 7 0.304
18 Hawaiian punch...the wrong button 24 6 0.261
19 Oprah/Streep 2020 23 5 0.217
20 Tech Ceverzas 21 4 0.174
21 The Fattlers 19 3 0.130
22 12531 Kitty Power 17 2 0.087
23 The two guys over there 10 1 0.043
24 Employees only 1 0 0.000