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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 Nov 3 2019
    | by Quizmaster Sarah Moloney

    Super fun game at Simmzy's tonight! Congrats to Crucial Taunt for taking 1st place and to Benedict's Birthday Bunch for winning the drinking round! Very fitting for the birthday boy!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 10754 Crucial Taunt 81 14 1.000
    2 Children of the Corndog 75 13 0.929
    3* 10016 Katie Hill Street Blues 73 11 0.821
    3 10608 Trashley Wards 73 11 0.821
    5 10938 Is It Time To Put Up The St. Patrick's Day Decorations Yet? 62 10 0.714
    6 10681 Benedict's Birthday Bunch 59 9 0.643
    7 10680 Quiz Me Like One Of Your French Girls 58 8 0.571
    8 10781 Isis Isis Baby 54 7 0.500
    9 11258 3 Men in a Tub 44 6 0.429
    10 10767 Mentor de Force 34 5 0.357
    11 21220 Friends and neighbors 33 4 0.286
    12 Party of One 25 3 0.214
    13 Quizzy Modo 18 2 0.143
    14 14444 Bird's Nest Soup 17 1 0.071
    15 Too Hot To Handle (ouch) 9 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker