If you’re looking for a new gem of a place to dine in, then look no further than Simmzy’s, a very sexy gastropub which opened recently in Belmont Shore. The restaurant is beautifully designed and has that open-patio feel about it especially if you’re sitting street-side and the windows are open. An impressive array of beers are available and your server will school you on all of them if you’re not a connoisseur.
Before we started eating, we ordered a flight of 4 beers including ($12) Allagash White, New Belgium Cocoa Mole, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Black Dawn. Apart from the Allagash White, everything was incredible especially the Cocoa Mole.
We began our meal with the most delicious Caramelized Brussels Sprouts ($8.50) you will ever taste. Simple ingredients such as butter, garlic, lemon, anchovies and capers are just mouth-tingling good and will make your mouth pucker for more.
If you’re sipping on your beer, then Blue Cheese Haystack ($6) is the perfect accompaniment. In fact, these shoestring fries tossed with homemade blue cheese dressing, garlic and a touch of spicy sauce will make a perfect snack with your beer at the bar while watching the game, or, as a shared side like we did.
15 Minute (but worth the wait!) Wings ($10.50) weren’t as spicy as I’d like, but they were good. I love wings and with a side of blue cheese dressing, these just gave us another reason to go ahead and order another beer to go with ‘em.
I couldn’t resist trying the Bacon Blue Deluxe ($11.50) burger because lately, I’ve been trying out all the burger joints which have popped up and honestly, wanted to see how Simmzy’s own Angus beef patty, topped with blue cheese and candied bacon fared among the others.
Well, it certainly mustered the scrutiny because it was quite delicious. Served with lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli and frizzled shallots, the latter not only added a textural component but also, a flavor burst.
The pizzas were tempting too and our server recommended the Arugula Salad Foldover Pizza ($12.50). This is a perfect pizza of something baked and something fresh. Basil pesto, Drake Family Farms goat cheese and mozzarella are baked on flatbread and then topped with a salad of arugula, red peppers, olives and oven roasted tomato. Each mouthful has the crisp freshness of the greens and is perfect for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
We finished our meal with dessert and if you are a child at heart, then you will love Chocolate S’mores Pudding ($7.50) a bittersweet chocolate pudding with crunchy graham cracker crumbs and torched campfire-style marshmallows.
What was surprisingly good was the Apple Filled Donut ($7.50). I’m not a big fan of apples and even I loved it. Cinnamon apples, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream, doughnut glaze and pistachios — what’s NOT to like?
I’m telling you, Simmzy’s is the place to be at and I’m giving you a chance to try them out. Simmzy’s has VERY generously donated a $75 gift certificate for one of my readers to win. Just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite things to eat with your beer for a chance. Don’t forget to leave your FULL name! Entries end Sunday June 3rd. Good Luck!
5271 E Second Street
Long Beach, CA 90803