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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 Aug 18 2019
    | by Quizmaster Ashley !

    Congrats to Stung on the Double for winning the Drinking Round and congrats to Tip the Bartender on winning the first place prize. Tune in next week for more trivia fun!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 Tip the Bartender 81 11 1.000
    2 10781 Three Men & a Booth 78 10 0.909
    3 10680 Quiz Me Like One Of Your French Girls 65 9 0.818
    4 Lady and the Tramp Stamp 64 8 0.727
    5 22095 Stung On The Double 62 7 0.636
    6 10754 Crucial Taunt 60 6 0.545
    7 Ruth Bader Winsberg 57 5 0.455
    8 21741 Team Name Redacted 52 4 0.364
    9 11258 It Takes Two 48 3 0.273
    10 10969 The All knowing Burrito 43 2 0.182
    11 22076 Scott’s Tots 37 1 0.091
    12 Toluca Lakers 28 0 0.000