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    Simmzy's - Burbank

    3000 W Olive Ave
    Burbank CA 91505
    (818) 962-2500
    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 Jul 15 2018
    | by Quizmaster Josh Tariff

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    2* 15506 Dwayne, The Rock’s Johnson 73 16 0.917
    2 13301 Agatha Quiztie 73 16 0.917
    4 11063 The Americans 72 14 0.806
    4 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 72 14 0.806
    6 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 71 13 0.722
    7 14181 Sesame Streetwalkers 69 12 0.667
    8 10358 The Corner 68 11 0.611
    9 10754 Crucial Taunt 65 10 0.556
    10 10437 That's So Three-Eyed Raven 63 9 0.500
    11 You're Putin me on Mueller 60 8 0.444
    12 Threat Level Midnight 55 6 0.361
    12 St. Angeles 55 6 0.361
    14 11413 Team Name TBD 44 5 0.278
    15 10363 Back in 5 41 3 0.194
    15 Bed Bath and Beyonce 41 3 0.194
    17 The Plans 27 2 0.111
    18 Secret Juggalo Society 25 1 0.056
    19 10938 Presto 19 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker