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 Apr 8 2018
| by Quizmaster Stevie Lukaszewski

It was a wonderful evening of trivia.

These teams had great fun playing for a win and singing along to the music playlist.

Teams began doubling down for points straight away on round one which led a few of them off to early leads. Almost everyone nailed the guess who round!

It came down to a tie for first place between 100% on Rotten Tomato’s and Curse the Gods. After guessing the exact same number on the tie breaker the two teams tied again. After one more final guess we were able to award team 100% on Rotten Tomatos with first place and Curse the Gods with second place.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 10781 100% on Rotten Tomatos 84 19 0.975
1 10680 Curse The Gods 84 19 0.975
3 10358 The Corner 72 18 0.900
4 10754 Crucial Taunt 70 17 0.850
5 14095 With Zero Points... 69 16 0.800
6 14331 Addie’s Gentle Nap 62 15 0.750
7 11413 Doing the Best We Can 61 14 0.700
8 12017 Welcome Back Quiz-ster 59 13 0.650
9 12377 The DG 55 12 0.600
10 10756 Tasteful Sideboob 42 11 0.550
11 Info Warriors 38 10 0.500
12 12369 Ship of Fools 37 9 0.450
13 10938 We Have No Table 35 6 0.350
13 The Cast and Crew of NBCs Hit Drama “Rise” 35 6 0.350
13 Lando Caltrivians 35 6 0.350
16 12378 Made in the 80s 33 5 0.250
17 Full of Moxie 31 3 0.175
17 14208 Muchos Amigos 31 3 0.175
19 Slick Dicks 30 1 0.075
19 Spider Baby 30 1 0.075
21 DJ 7 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker