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 15 2018
| by Quizmaster Josh Tariff

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10016 Westeros Baptist Church 84 17 1.000
2 11063 The Americans 66 16 0.941
3* 12012 An Entire Pizza 64 14 0.853
3 10297 Clean Up At The Tam 64 14 0.853
5 10608 Trashley Wards 63 13 0.765
6 11413 Team Name TBD 62 12 0.706
7 10358 The Corner 50 11 0.647
8 And in Third Place 48 10 0.588
9 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 46 9 0.529
10 British Invasion 44 8 0.471
11 14095 With Zero Points... 43 7 0.412
12 10680 CURSE THE GODS! 42 6 0.353
13 We Try Hard 39 5 0.294
14 10756 Tasteful Sideboob 37 4 0.235
15 Well, We're Screwed 35 3 0.176
16 10938 Presto 30 2 0.118
17 Salmon Seeds 25 1 0.059
18 Whiskey, Beer and the pan galactic gargle blaster 17 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker