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 Feb 25 2018
| by Quizmaster Amanda Newman

Last night's trivia was super exciting!

A lot of teams successfully doubled in the superhero picture round, but Reading, Writing and Reloading (pictured) successfully doubled down multiple times for the win.

There was a lot of close competition throughout the night, with several teams switching places from round to round, and there was only a ten point spread that separated the top 6 teams.

Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks for a fun night!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10781 Reading, Writing, and Reloading 62 19 1.000
2 13301 Agatha Quiztie 58 18 0.947
3 10754 Crucial Taunt 55 17 0.895
4 11063 The Americans 54 16 0.842
5 12730 Obnox 53 15 0.789
6 We Try Hard 52 14 0.737
7 Captain Pancake 50 13 0.684
8 11413 Rockford Impeaches 46 12 0.632
9 Inside the Crisis Actors Studio 38 11 0.579
10 12587 I Have a Hard Time Picking a Password 36 10 0.526
11 13571 Awkwardly Long Embrace 34 9 0.474
12 10938 Can't Decide on a Name 30 8 0.421
13 12438 Bag of Maybes 29 7 0.368
14 Pun Control 28 4 0.263
14 Tiffany Haddish's 6 Letters to Oprah 28 4 0.263
14 Tech Cervezas 28 4 0.263
17 12098 Bye Carl LOL 27 2 0.132
17 We Double Everytime 27 2 0.132
19 Laser Panda Pants 12 0 0.026
19 Quizzard of Oz 12 0 0.026