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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 Feb 17 2019
    | by Quizmaster Walker Dowd-Whipple

    It was a long weekend and holy cow did teams show up. We had 20 teams show up in total.

    The majority of the teams doubled down during the picture round and had no trouble identifying the famous black and white objects.

    Bitch McConnell managed to guess P!nk on the ten point clue during the guess-who round while Space Force and Schstick It To Me found themselves losing points with wrong answers.

    The drinking round had our teams venture a guess at how many episodes of The Simpsons had aired as of that evening. The Corner managed to guess the number exactly earning themselves some refreshing ice cold Duff.

    As the long evening finally drew to a close, Saving Ryan's B-Day Privates found themselves on top, something the Power Bottoms probably aren't too familiar with.

    Ultimate Warriors eked out second place over Crucial Taunt by one point.

    Thank you to all the teams for their patience and willingness to share handouts during the long, but very fun night!



    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 18023 Saving Ryan’s Bday Privates 81 19 1.000
    2 10781 Ultimate Warriors 78 18 0.947
    3 10754 Crucial Taunt 77 17 0.895
    4 10016 Bitch McConnell 71 16 0.842
    5 10681 French Me Like One Of Your Quiz Girls 69 15 0.789
    6 11413 Doing The Best We Can 65 14 0.737
    7 10358 The Corner 62 13 0.684
    8 10297 Clean Up At The Tam 61 11 0.605
    8 Space Force 61 11 0.605
    10 10810 Typhoid Kara 57 10 0.526
    11 17125 Four Cats 56 9 0.474
    12 11258 Street Traps 53 8 0.421
    13 13571 Awkwardly Long Embrace 52 6 0.342
    13 Power Bottoms 52 6 0.342
    15 11074 Trumped Up Charges 49 5 0.263
    16 18019 The Betty White Privilege 45 4 0.211
    17 10938 Whoops 43 3 0.158
    18 10680 Quiz Me Like One Of Your French Girls 41 2 0.105
    19 17088 BoozeCats 37 1 0.053
    20 Schstick It To Me 24 0 0.000