Flavor Focus: Simmzy’s Gastropub Review

(Food Spotting)

Ryah Cooley, City Editor

I like good food… a lot. And my boyfriend likes eating a lot of food. So eating out adds up pretty quickly.

Being the broke college kids that we are, we want to make sure that when we do go out, it’s worth the extra $$$.

Now we can add Simmzy’s in Long Beach to the list of places that we can get a better dinner at than whatever I could conjure up at home.

Simmzy’s on Second Street in Long Beach is a buzzing gastropub with long wooden communal tables, a beer list long enough to make any hipster happy, and comfort food with a twist.

We started with drinks. I ordered the Bliss Cabernet and he got the Simmzy’s Honey Blonde beer. We shared the blue cheese haystack, for starters, which is a delicious combo of shoestring fries, blue cheese, buffalo sauce and green onions. However we made the mistake of following it up with the margarita pizza. Both are delicious in their own right, but following something carby and cheesy with more of the same is a bit much. My bad.

That said the smoked mozzarella on the margarita pizza paired with sun-dried tomatoes and basil is out of this world good! As I reminisce about its deliciousness, I am overcome with regret because I let my boyfriend take the leftover slices home.

Simmzy’s, we will be back.

*4 out of 5 shovels.