Simmzy's had just opened in Long Beach and it was already as popular as their first location in Manhattan Beach. We came on a Saturday and their open dining room was packed, with a waiting list for tables.
The place is also already popular enough for them to put up this sign!
At Simmzy's, you gotta order from their 31 rotating beers on tap (they also have 10 wines on tap). We had a beer flight with Allagash Victoria, Lost Abbey's Lost and Found, Monkish Anomaly, Hangar 24 Essence
We also tried Karl's Flan-diddly-anders, a Flanders red from Karl Strauss Brewing, which was lightly sour.
The kitchen sent out a sampler of their appetizers:
Ahi tartar with spicy soy, avocado, scallions, fried wonton. Seared tuna, jalapeño, and shrimp in spicy sauce
The appetizers at Simmzy's are big and meant to be shared. If you've never been to a Simmzy's before, this one is a must order:
Blue Cheese Haystack ($6) - shoestring fries tossed with homemade blue cheese dressing, garlic, and a touch of spicy sauce
The crispy fries were the perfect vehicle for that blue cheese+spicy sauce mixture. A dangerous snack to have on the table.
Other appetizers included spinach dip and 15-minute Wings ($10.50) doused in the same "spicy sauce" as the one on top of the haystack. If you don't eat spicy, don't worry, it wasn't that spicy.
The entrees range from burgers, sandwiches, salads to wood fired pizza. We also tried the Grilled Fish Tacos ($10.50) - wild-caught Oregon rock cod, corn tortillas, avocado, grilled tomato salsa, lime, pickled radish, fried fresno chili rings
Along with the regular entrees, Simmzy's also has a weekly special. Saturday's is the Short Rib and Chocolate Porter Chili ($14.75), served with a bag of fritos
There are only two desserts on the menu, and it's a tough choice between the Chocolate S'mores Pudding and the Apple Filled Donut ($7.50)
Both Simmzy's locations are the perfect hangout for these beach cities. It's casual enough to stroll in with your beach gear on. The open dining area allows you to enjoy the nice breeze. The great beer program has something for everyone, and they keep it fun with the food.
Simmzy's (Long Beach)
5271 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803