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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.


    LEAGUE SCORES

    QUIZ RECAP

    Sun Jan 6 2019
    | by Quizmaster Josh Tariff
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    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 68 15 1.000
    2 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 67 14 0.933
    3* 17310 Lando Caltrivians 65 12 0.833
    3 14089 Quizzin' for the Lord 65 12 0.833
    5 Pantless Thundergeese 62 11 0.733
    6 10358 The Corner 58 10 0.667
    7 Could've Doubled 57 9 0.600
    8 11063 The Americans 51 8 0.533
    9 10470 Jenna Dulwartz 50 7 0.467
    10 12377 The DG 45 6 0.400
    11 Baby Groot's got wood 43 4 0.300
    11 I am the Wall-Less 43 4 0.300
    13 11258 Tracie's Crew 42 3 0.200
    14 Fox Force 5's 27 2 0.133
    15 Riot 20 1 0.067
    16 We Double Every time 1 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker