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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 Mar 3 2019
| by Quizmaster Ashley !
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Thank you all for such a warm welcome to this fabulous venue! I love Simmzy's and the fun and energy y'all bring to every game. I feel honored to be your new Quizmaster.

Congrats to Rosemary's Baby Shark for winning a very competitive game! Thank you all for coming and see you all next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10016 Rosemary's Baby Shark 100 20 1.000
2 10754 Crucial Taunt 93 19 0.950
3 12377 The DG 85 18 0.900
4 Oceans 11 84 17 0.850
5 17310 Lando Caltrivians 80 15 0.775
5 10781 Illumi-naughty by nature 80 15 0.775
7 14896 Most of us have glasses 76 14 0.700
8 The Power Bottoms 73 13 0.650
9 A 69 12 0.600
10 Saving Ryan's Privates 63 11 0.550
11 17125 Four Cats 62 10 0.500
12 11258 Overflowing Tub 60 8 0.425
12 16742 Hands off Venezuela 60 8 0.425
14 10680 Quiz me like one of your french girls 57 7 0.350
15 18337 Tiny Mighty 49 6 0.300
16 Comeback Kids 42 5 0.250
17 11413 Doing the best we can 32 4 0.200
18 Team JGQ 25 2 0.125
18 Fighting Blue Hens 25 2 0.125
20 17919 CHARLIE! Stop guessing Anaconda, that's not the answer 14 1 0.050
21 Chapter 3 8 0 0.000