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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 Mar 24 2019
    | by Quizmaster Milo Shearer

    Trashley Wards, Four Cats, Betty White Privelege, and Charlie Puth-ed his Pants Dominated round 1, setting a tone of high double scores to aspire to for the rest of the night. Rising to the occasion, Big Mouth Billy Bass, Large Minds, and Mueller She Wrote sunk their teeth into a more valuable round 2 double to pull into the lead. 5 was the golden number for round 3, as almost all teams confidently answered, but they were eclipsed by Four Cats with another double. It was a high-seated bell curve for round 4, and the confidence from that maybe led teams astray as a savage round 5 had more goose eggs than a spring gaggle. Teams mostly played conservatively as the standings began to settle in, every point counting, turning in all their pens, and lo! A TIE FOR SECOND? Holy Interrobangs!??? After a bit of hilarity with Charlie Puth-ed his Pants and Betty White Privilege having the same tiebreaker guesses, we ended up having our Top three Settled and receiving the wonderful prizes furnished by the staff at Simmzy's Burbank.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 10608 Trashley Wards 76 14 1.000
    2* 10781 Charlie Puth-ed his Pants 72 12 0.893
    2 18019 The Betty White Privilege 72 12 0.893
    4 14238 BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS 69 11 0.786
    5 17125 Four Cats 68 10 0.714
    6 10016 Mueller She Wrote 59 9 0.643
    7 Large Minds 54 8 0.571
    8 14095 Unnamed Team 46 7 0.500
    9 Three Maids in a Tub 39 6 0.429
    10 13301 Agatha Quiztie 36 5 0.357
    11 The DJs 34 4 0.286
    12 12587 Turn the F'n lights on 29 3 0.214
    13 Lost Children 23 2 0.143
    14 Fluff Butt 20 1 0.071
    15 18858 The Winers 1 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker