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 Jan 20 2019
| by Quizmaster Ashley Grisham

Congrats to Crucial Taunt for taking home the the first place prize and Gay Panic at the Disco for winning the drinking round. Hope to see you all next week for more terrific trivia!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10754 Crucial Taunt 72 18 1.000
2 10781 Pats, Rams, Thank You Ma'am 71 16 0.917
2* 10358 The Corner 71 16 0.917
4 10680 Poopy Curmudgeons 69 15 0.833
5 The Parents Trapped 68 14 0.778
6 17310 Lando Caltrivians 67 13 0.722
7 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 58 12 0.667
8 11063 The Americans 54 11 0.611
9 One Time for Thrice 52 9 0.528
9 11322 Clown Shoes 52 9 0.528
11 10016 Gay Panic at the Disco 49 8 0.444
12 Large Minds 45 7 0.389
13 11258 Nicole's 1 sided Breakup Party 43 6 0.333
14 the Penultimates 36 5 0.278
15 Oatmeal cream pies 33 4 0.222
16 Not Playing 31 3 0.167
17 Stung on the Double 29 2 0.111
18 Furious Four 26 1 0.056
19 Childly Care 18 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker