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Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • PUB QUIZ—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.


LEAGUE SCORES

QUIZ RECAP

Sun Dec 2 2018
| by Quizmaster Josh Tariff
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Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 14089 Quizzin' for the Lord 73 17 1.000
2 10358 The Corner 68 16 0.941
3 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 66 15 0.882
4 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 65 14 0.824
5 16933 The Unibrows 58 13 0.765
6 11258 Tracie's Crew 57 12 0.706
7 Not late for once 53 11 0.647
8 11063 The Americans 50 10 0.588
9 17125 Four Cats 48 9 0.529
10 10016 Westeros Baptist Church 47 7 0.441
10 11413 Team Name TBD 47 7 0.441
12 10680 CURSE THE GODS! 45 6 0.353
13 12098 Tyrion Died in tonight's game of thrones 44 5 0.294
14 10754 Crucial Taunt 40 3 0.206
14 15586 Huah 40 3 0.206
16 16742 Trivia Trollops 34 2 0.118
17 14485 The Chia Pets 30 1 0.059
18 Christopher Reeves ain't Christopher Walken 11 0 0.000