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 Jan 21 2018
| by Quizmaster Ashley Grisham

Hi Quizlings!  Thank you for a wonderful game of Trivia tonight! See you next week when we will have all new questions, all new answers, and more music to rock out to!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 11413 Allison Janney's Bird 66 15 1.000
2 10756 Tasteful Sideboob 62 14 0.933
3 10358 The Corner 58 13 0.867
4 10470 Burbank Mom's Club 56 12 0.800
5 10781 Trumps IQ is... 55 11 0.733
6 11063 The Americans 47 9 0.633
6 12217 See Thomas Howl 47 9 0.633
8 Happy Birthday Geena Davis 45 7 0.500
8 10469 The Dishes Are Done 45 7 0.500
10 12017 Take Brady Down 41 6 0.400
11 It will be long, it will be hard... 38 4 0.300
11 That's So 3 Eyed Raven 38 4 0.300
13 12098 ...But we're actually from Philly so... 37 3 0.200
14 12377 The DG 28 2 0.133
15 Polliwogs 21 1 0.067
16 Burbankians 16 0 0.000