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Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • 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 Sep 16 2018
| by Quizmaster Josh Tariff
|

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10767 Mentor de Force 65 20 1.000
2* 14089 Quizzin' for the Lord 60 18 0.925
2 10753 You're my Boy, Brew! 60 18 0.925
4 12017 We’re just here to establish an alibi 56 17 0.850
5 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 52 15 0.775
5 10016 Westeros Baptist Church 52 15 0.775
7 11063 The Americans 47 12 0.650
7 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 47 12 0.650
7 11413 Team Name TBD 47 12 0.650
10 13301 Agatha Quiztie 46 11 0.550
11 11258 Tracie's Crew 44 10 0.500
12 10608 Trashley Wards 41 9 0.450
13 3 times a lady 38 8 0.400
14 13571 Awkwardly Long Embrace 36 5 0.300
14 12587 We Played As This Team Tonight 36 5 0.300
14 10754 Crucial Taunt 36 5 0.300
17 12948 The Clique 33 4 0.200
18 15821 The Why is Gamoras 29 3 0.150
19 still gets carded 28 2 0.100
20 2 guys and a girl walk into a bar 15 1 0.050
21 harms way 11 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Sun Sep 9 2018
| by Quizmaster Josh Tariff
|

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10781 The Pen-Ultimates 62 10 1.000
2 11413 Team Name TBD 52 9 0.900
3 10754 Crucial Taunt 49 8 0.800
4 Sesame Streetwalkers 48 7 0.700
5 10680 CURSE THE GODS! 45 6 0.600
6 14896 Some Of Us Have Glasses 44 5 0.500
7 14196 Swedish Fish Oreos 39 3 0.350
7 We Back! 39 3 0.350
9 Walley World 37 2 0.200
10 10938 Presto 15 1 0.100
11 WWE All Stars 11 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Sun Sep 2 2018
| by Quizmaster Chris O'Brien
|

What a wild night! Happy birthday to Ella on team PUNCH PARTY! and congratulations on the strong second place finish among a very tough crowd of competition. Of course, big congratulation as well to BLINK 183 on their huge last round come from behind win! In fact, New Kids on the Blockchain also pulled off a final round leap-frog to finish in the top three, so well-done to them as well.

I had a blast being your guest-host. Hopefully I'll see you all again soon! - Chris

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 BLINK-132 69 16 1.000
2 15917 Punch Party 68 15 0.938
3 11063 New Kids on the Blockchain 66 14 0.875
4 10781 Pumpkin Spice Girls 62 13 0.812
5 14238 BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS 61 11 0.719
5 10754 Crucial Taunt 61 11 0.719
7 10753 Texas .1 50 9 0.594
7 10297 Clean Up At The Tam 50 9 0.594
9 16267 And In Third... 49 8 0.500
10 16266 Hooch-A-Ma-Poof 43 7 0.438
11 15820 TonyTwoTonys 39 6 0.375
12 10608 Trashley Wards 38 4 0.281
12 16001 3s Company 38 4 0.281
14 16268 Marco Poleo 33 3 0.188
15 The No-Names 29 2 0.125
16 Bettington the Settington 21 1 0.062
17 14896 Most of us Have Glasses 17 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker