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
Albert Evangelista says
WOW – it looks so good with your NEW phone!! =)
Mad Hungry Woman says
I didn’t take those pics with my phone. In fact, I don’t use any photos on my blog taken with my phone
WOW – it looks so good with your NEW phone – I will have to take note of this restaurant! =)
mary Lazaga says
It all looks so yummy!
Hayley Hansen says
I would get the “save the farm” grilled cheese with the leffe blond pale ale and the chocolate s’mors pudding!
My favorite beer food would have to be hamburgers. I love BBQ’ing on a warm day with a cold one in Hand!
I would have to say my favorite beer food is a hamburger. I love BBQ’ing on a warm day with a cold one in hand!
paul kim says
hamburger & fries. thanks
Jay Lukes says
Looks great. My new favorite Bar/Beer snack are Shishito Peppers w/lime and sea salt.
beth shannon says
Nothing better than tasty wings with an icy cold beer on a summer day!
Absolutely an order of those yummy looking wings smothered in bleu cheese dressing with the New Belgium Cocoa Mole … ahhhhh – my mouth is watering!!! I SO look forward to your foodie fb posts. So many great dining ideas!! Thanks 🙂
Ah, I’ve been wanting to try this place! I love a good bleu cheese burger with a refreshing pilsner! That smores pudding looks amazing!!
I’d dearly love to try that bleu cheese burger with a nice refreshing pilsner! And that smores pudding looks CRAZY!!
Morgan McGoldrick says
Mmmmm fish tacos with an ice cold beer on a summer day. I hear they are great at Simmzy’s too. Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂
All the food looks amazing, but I would definitely have those amazing looking wings, smothered in bleu cheese dressing, with a pint (at least) of the New Belgium Cocoa Mole! Ahhh, my mouth is watering just writing about it! Love your fb and blog, so many great dining ideas! Thank you.
Debbie Matlow says
Oops, my name didn’t show up for some reason
Pam Kuramarohit says
Any Thai “finger food” or “beer garden eats” is BEST with beer! That being said, my faves would be the Thai sausage (either Sai Grog Isaan or the Thai sausage stuffed with sticky rice), satay or Thai beef jerky. But, Simmzy’s food does look divine!
Inge Lazuardi says
Fried food are best with beer. Onion rings, fries, wings, etc. Would love to try Simmzy’s!!
Ying Woo-Clark says
It would have to be the burger!
Julie Cook says
The Bacon Blue Deluxe Burger with a beer would be my choice. But first I would have to try those Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, they are definitely crying out “Eat me, eat me”!!!
Cori Boudreaux says
I’m thinking the burger and wings look delish!!
Keith reeves says
Real Baja fish tacos on the Malecom. In San Felipe , bc
Vicki Gray says
The food looks amazing!! And the wings in blue cheese looks yummy, with the Blue Cheese Haystack and the Cocoa Mole. Luv blue cheese, and you have a great blog!! Thanks!
Mad Hungry Woman says
congratulations you are the winner of the Simmzy’s giveaway
Vicki Gray says
Oh My!!! Thank you, and can’t wait to try out Simmzy’s!!
Tim Lee says
Beer would be a perfect fit with burgers. I would either drink a Delirium Tremens or a Rochefort 8 (both belgium beer) with a burger and some sweet potato fries!
Diane Ellis says
i will definitely be trying this place out! A burger is always a good thing with a beer!
Gilbert Mercado says
Almost anything goes well with beer, but my favorite would have to be BBQ – any type of meat done low-and-slow!
Johanna Eakle says
Burgers and beer! Burgers and beer!
Augusta Sweet says
Mu favorite thing to eat while I drink beer is fries. Mmmmm…. Potato…. all the better when topped with cheese and other yumminess!
This place looks awesome! I’m moving to Belmont Heights next week and definitely want to check it out! Thanks for writing! 🙂
Michele P says
My favorite beer food is carne asada.
Tim Lee says
i went to the Simmzys in Manhattan Beach, is this the same one?
Mad Hungry Woman says
yep same one!
An Nguyen says
It has to be burgers!