small restaurants

anonymous asked:

I can't help you with your roof problem unfortunately, but I'm curious about that building and the one next to it (because they look really good!). Are they row house created with lot adjuster or do they both sit on one lot? If yes, what do you play them as? Two different businesses? Or an apartment and a restaurant?

I still have no idea what post I originally saw, but Yandere helped me fix it! :D

Both those buildings are on the same lot, so no lot adjuster shenanigans. The one on the left will be a small restaurant when I finish it, and the one on the right is a clothing store. If I planned to make them owned businesses, I’d have made them on separate row house lots, but I’ve never been super into sim-owned businesses (probably b/c I micromanage everything and they get tedious, haha!)  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (And thanks for the compliment, nonny!)

Save Points around the US

California

  • save points: any in-and-out burger
  • HP: a street puddle (the ocean doesn’t count)

Washington:

  • Save Point: small organic restaurant bistros
  • HP: chew on pine needles

West:

  • Save Point: weird rock formations that don’t look like they should be that way
  • HP: an alien sighting

Colorado:

  • save point: fist-bumping anyone smoking a joint outside
  • HP: roll in the snow

Wyoming:

  • Save point: your own existential feeling of emptiness
  • HP: find another human being and caress them

Midwest:

  • Save Point: Hell is Real sign
  • HP: The Corn God, pray to him, he may listen

The Rust Belt:

  • Save points: none, make deals with local industrial God NPCs and extend your gameplay
  • HP: that goddamn pizza with too much cheese

New England:

  • Save Point: someone complaining about the weather
  • HP: physically fighting someone over the patriots  

New York City: 

  • Save Point: any subway entrance
  • HP: nearest rat. grab it with your bare hands

The South: 

  • save point: ‘Jesus Saves’ bumper sticker
  • HP: chug that sweet tea boii

Florida

  • Save Point: tourist with a sunburn
  • HP: getting bingo

Texas: if you die in Texas you die in real life

one cannot have enough of cute and random aus so here have some more
  • “You’re the cute and quiet customer that frequents the coffee shop where I’m a barista and also where my rival barista works and we’re both fighting for your attention in increasingly creative and inconspicuous ways (making foam art, writing cheesy pick-up lines on your napkin etc. etc.)” AU.
  • “You’re my roommate who’s super cute and it’s the middle of the night and you’re cramming for your exams in your flannel pajamas and disheveled hair and it’s becoming increasingly hard for me not to kiss you” AU.
  • “You’re an Art student and I’m an English major and you keep stealing the papers for my assignment to doodle and I would kill you but you’re really cute and hey that’s actually a really nice sketch” AU.
  • “You’re the perpetual frowner in class and one day as I’m answering the teacher I intentionally make a very cheesy pun and I can hear crickets but you’re laughing out loud and that makes me feel very much accomplished” AU.
  • “The manager says the only reason the restaurant where we work at is popular is because people enjoy eating while watching our relentless flirting with each other but I swear to God we’re not flirting???” AU.
  • “I ditch prom to attend a local poetry slam and you’re also there and I never really noticed what a cute smile you have and hey do you maybe want to bond over our mutual love for ‘Howl’???” AU.
  • “You’re new in town and you seem very intimidating but as it turns out you have an awful sense of direction even with a map and you’re actually adorkable so here let me help you” AU.
  • “It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m single and you want to cheer me up but you can’t cook nor bake to save your life so you make me hot chocolate instead and it is delicious and I think I love you???” AU.
  • “It’s gym class and we’re playing volleyball and you spike really well and you manage to hit the ball square in my face and I think I’m bleeding and you’re apologizing profusely and it’s okay but you’re really cute so I guess I’ll take you up on that offer for coffee” AU.
  • “You’re the jerk-face customer that keeps on thumbing through their phone while ordering their drink so I exact revenge by spelling your name wrong on your cup and drawing phallic pictures on your coffee” AU.
  • “Our mutual friend invites us to go shopping with them and it’s kind of awkward and now you’re pushing them around the mall in a shopping cart and you’re both screaming like excited children and I’m paying the cashier and pretending I don’t know either of you” AU.
  • “Our mutual friend invites us for Thanksgiving dinner with their other friends and now there’s a full-fledged food fight going on with potatoes and turkey flying everywhere and we’re both seeking refuge under the table whilst sharing a bag of chips that you brought (just in case)” AU.
  • “You and I are both baristas at a coffee shop and one day I step out of the café to take a break and walk in on you gleefully drawing phallic pictures on the chalkboard outside that no one pays attention to so what are you doing?” AU.
  • “You and I go out to a sushi bar and the sushi chef yells at you for being allergic to a particular kind of fish and now you’re crying and I’m trying to comfort you” AU.
  • “You and I are at a sushi restaurant and you’re continuously snagging sushi off the belt that I have to pay for and you don’t seem to be going to stop anytime soon but you look so cute when you’re eating with that smile on your face what the hell man” AU.
  • “The mailman constantly mixes up your home address and mine together and keeps on sending me your letters and packages and I’m sorry I look through them but your life seems very interesting as well as those books on black magic in one of your packages so wanna talk about it over a cup of coffee?” AU.
  • “We’re both strangers sitting in the same booth at an eatery because all the other booths are full and you’re drawing smiley faces on your plate with ketchup and wow your concentrated frown is cute” AU.
  • “It’s our mutual friend’s wedding and they keep shoving us into each other because we’re the only ones at the ceremony who are single” AU.
  • “You’re my roommate and it’s way past midnight and you’re talking about how Charles Dickens inspired prison reform and how the moon must feel insignificant because it borrows light from the sun and this is all very interesting but will you please shut up and go to sleep” AU.
  • “You’re actually a really friendly and chill vampire and at night you float around outside of my bedroom window to talk with me about the universe and stuff” AU.
  • “You’re going through my sketchbook and giving questioning looks and I swear to God I’m just a deranged artist and not a serial killer” AU.
  • “We live next door to each other and I can see you through the window while you’re dancing to your iPod in your flannel pajamas and disheveled hair and God you’re a dork” AU.
  • “I’ve been standing in line at the coffee shop for hours and you casually cut through for your drink but also buy me my favorite blend and now I’m not so sure what to make of you” AU.
  • “I’m sick so you make me chicken soup and I’m really grateful but I’ve also seen you read books on magical spells and potion-making so I’m not sure if I should drink your soup in case it turns me into a toad” AU.
  • “There’s a scrawny black cat in our neighborhood that hates everyone and everything but follows you around for some reason and I see you pet it and feed it fish fries are you a witch” AU
  • “I’m a perpetual frowner and most certainly not a morning person and I work part-time at a breakfast bar and your disheveled hair and content smile as you eat my waffles and scrambled eggs is the only thing that can get me to smile” AU.
  • “You’re the one in class who has tattoos all over their arms and piercings and everybody’s scared of you and one day I catch you watching cat videos and doodling in the middle of a lecture and wow you’re a dork” AU.
  • “I work part-time as a cashier at the local corner store and you come here regularly to shop and bond with me over the microwavable chicken bites so how about I take you out on a proper date instead?” AU.
  • “I’m the owner of a magic shop and you discover my magics one day when you walk in on my cat flying around inside the shop on a broom and now I have to take you in as my apprentice or turn you into a toad” AU.
  • “You’re the health-conscious med student and I’m the chain-smoking art student who’s also your barista and you leave me notes on smoking and lung health on your napkins and also a 20-page essay on lung cancer tucked under your saucer” AU.
  • “You’re a tea-lover yet you come to the coffee shop where I work at just to see my foam art and you give me hefty tips regularly so I’ve taken it upon myself to master the art of tea-making just for you” AU.
  • “I’m a fashion major and I’m working on my illustrations and maybe I’ve had too much coffee but I swear I just saw one of the mannequins move so here I am calling you in the middle of the night please help I’m scared” AU.
  • “You work at a fast food restaurant and as you hand me my food you lecture me for ruining my health what is this hypocrisy” AU.
  • “I’m egging a random person’s house to relieve stress and you join me and as it turns out the house belongs to your ex and now they are chasing us as well as the police and now we’re both in jail waiting to be bailed so um you wanna talk about it?” AU.
The Zodiac Signs at a Formal Dinner

Aries: Either getting excited by everything or really chill, ‘I could get used to this’

Taurus: Pretty quiet, mainly enjoying the food and being with their friends

Gemini: Ordering some dish they’ve never tried that they don’t know how to pronounce

Cancer: Enjoying the atmosphere, has better manners than usual

Leo: Dressed to the nines in their best attire and poised the whole 

Virgo: Straightening out the napkins and forks, silently judging anything that isn’t clean because “It’s supposed to be fancy!”

Libra: In their element, drinking wine and leading conversations

Scorpio: Orders the most expensive alcoholic drink and savors the evening

Sagittarius: Forgets their troubles, makes light conversation and listens to others talk, probably tries to have good manners, fails, then gives up

Capricorn: Glaring at anyone making a lot of noise, at their table or any other, polite and well-mannered

Aquarius: Is the only one who knows how to say the names of everything on the menu, is not impressed or tries not to act impressed by the restaurant

Pisces: Making small talk, happy to see all their friends together, bubbly

A sketch of a small Hokkaido style ramen restaurant we ate at the other day. I took some photos of the storefront for my next series, but as I had no photos of the interior I wanted to do a quick sketch while I still remember the layout.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: WATSON white watson 190g
  • Sketch: 2B Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil
  • Colours: 38 color Schmincke set + 2 custom greens.

このあいだ北海道ラーメンを食べたお店です。店構えのイラストシリーズのために外観を撮りましたが、中の写真がなくて、まだレイアウトを覚えている内にスケッチを描いてみました。

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  • 紙: ミューズ ホワイトワトソン 190g 
  • 下描き: 2B  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 着色: 38色のシュミンケ水彩セット
Your first date with Peter Parker would include..

- A LOT of not knowing what to do

- but going with the flow

- the angel asked you out in such a cute way

- ‘hEeeEy (y/n) i think you’re REALLY COOL wannagoeatwithme

- well he almost choked

- but that’s not the point

- anyways

- his palms sweating when he picks you up even though you only live two floors above him

- ‘okay peter you can do this’ 

- you open the door

- ‘HI(Y/N)YOULOOKREALLYNICETONIGHTIMPETER’

- asking may for advice

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I know that after natural disasters, the most common things to report are the casualties, the damage caused, etc. etc., but I’d like to take a moment to talk about how incredible the response has been by civilians, people who don’t have any obligation whatsover, but just want to help. 

I was at a collection center today, and the amount of people there was insane. Everybody just wanted to help in any way they could. The Red Cross has actually asked people to stop volunteering in some places because so many have offered to help. Blood banks at full capacity, pharmacies that don’t have anything left to sell because people have bought everything, collection centers closing because they have received so many supplies. 

This is Mexico.

Over 1000 collection centers full overnight, people offering their homes, hospitals taking patients without charging them, doctors working double shifts, hotels letting people who lost their homes stay without a fee.

People forming human chains to clear the debris from collapsed buildings

Restaurants and small businesses offering free lunches & meals for the rescuers & volunteers.

People staying up all night to help with search and rescue, while singing “Cielito Lindo”.

So today, more than ever, I’m so proud to call myself a Mexican. Fuerza México, hoy más que nunca, canta y no llores.

Imagine being Dean’s daughter and announcing to him that you are dating Jack.

“Him?” Dean’s rough voice broke the heavy silence that had set between the two of you “You are dating him?” he all-but-growled as he stared deeply in your eyes.

“Well, I- I wouldn’t say exactly dating yet, he’s not that familiar with the term and I’m-”

“Yet?!” Dean exclaimed, his voice coming slightly high-pitched “Yet? You mean this will keep going on?!”

“Well, yes dad of course it is!” you huffed, rolling your eyes “That’s why I am telling you, because this is actually important to me. And maybe Jack doesn’t quite understand the terms yet but I know that his feelings are real, that all of this between him and I is real as well.”

“Which again brings me back to my original question: Him?!” he looked at you with so much shock it made you groan and cross your arms over your chest.

“Will you try to be a little less surprised, please? I thought you’d be a little less shocked at your daughter-”

“Dating the son of Lucifer? Oh yeah!” he cut you off full of sarcasm and a hint of angst “Why the hell would I ever mind that (Y/n)?!”

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Breaking the Rules - part 1

Bucky Barnes x Reader

SummaryModern!AU You hate James Barnes with a burning passion and the feeling is entirely mutual. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, you are tricked into attending his sister’s wedding as his girlfriend. Stuck with a bunch of strangers, you come up with a set of rules that are not going to last long.

Word Count:1,957

Warnings: Hate to Love, Fake Dating, Snarky Remarks, Language

A/N: Okay, just a warning, there will be a lot of OCs in this series (mostly Bucky’s sisters and parents) Hope you like the first chapter :)

Breaking the Rules - Masterpage

Originally posted by winter-barnes

You loved Natasha’s apartment. It was spacious and bright and she had a great view of the city. There was just one teeny-tiny itsy-bitsy problem… you hated her neighbour.

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes.

Natasha introduced you to Bucky a little over a year ago. Her fiancé, Clint, adored him and Bucky always stopped by their apartment. The boys would stay in the living room and watch TV while you and Natasha gossiped and drank wine in the kitchen.

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His || Jungkook || 0.17

Member: Jungkook x Reader

Type: Angst, Fluff, Smut.

Teaser | 0.1 | 0.2 | 0.3 | 0.4 | 0.5 | 0.6 | 0.7 | 0.8 | 0.9 | 0.10 | 0.11 | 0.12 | 0.13| 0.14 | 0.15 | 0.16 | 0.17 |

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Call Me Mistress – Ramen (M) (Part 2)

Summary: The Mistress meets with Ramen to discuss the terms of their arrangement.

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader, with guest appearance by Leo (VIXX)

Genre: Smut

Word Count: 10,050

Warning: Sub!Jungkook, Domme!Reader, BDSM, femdom, sexual themes, sex work, masturbation, mentions of violence against women, profanity

Series: Call Me Mistress

A/N: After receiving multiple messages asking about the Mistress’ business practices, I bring you this update. There’s quite a bit of dialogue in this part, but there are a few teasers for future releases sprinkled in here, mostly for my amusement.

Client List: Prologue | River (Namjoon) | Ramen (Jungkook): Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3 | (more forthcoming)

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Every time I see that new official art where Victor and Yuuri are training in Russia this….. thing pops into my head

When they first get there Yuuri is like “are you gonna give me a tour?” And Victor is like “sure!” He then shows Yuuri around the entire building, starting from the locker rooms, going through the hallways with him and showing the small restaurant/cafe where all the skaters eat when they train for hours and hours a day.

Then Victor pulls him to a dark hallway somewhere deep in the building, presses him against the wall and kisses him so hard because “you’re here. You’re here living with me, training with me. I’m so happy.” It gets kinda hot and heavy until after like 10 minutes they can hear Yakov yelling their names somewhere in the distance. They pull away from each other, huge grins on their faces and Yuuri is blushing a little. Victor drops his head on Yuuri’s shoulder, breathing heavy and he’s like “do we have to go there? Can’t I just take you home?”

Yuuri chuckles, gently wraps an arm around his neck and says “I want to test the ice and I wanna see you skate here. I’ve seen videos from your practices but I want to actually see you here in your home rink.” And then Victor blushes because !!!! And he kisses his fiancée one last time, a gentle peck on his lips before leading him back to the rink where all the other skaters and a very pissed Yakov is waiting, complaining about how Victor was supposed to quickly show Yuuri around and it’s been over an hour!  Victor and Yuuri just smile at him as Yuuri apologizes for being late.

Georgi is probably looking at them with hearteyes because “ah, that young love” And Mila is grinning knowingly at them, giving them a thumbs up from behind Yakov’s back

how each dad proposes to you
(tell me if you want me to stop with these ‘all dad’ things)

⛪Joseph: during a grill get together with all the neighbours around, before he fires up to start cooking, he calls everybody’s attention and thanks them all for coming before moving onto how grateful he is for the people in his life, and then how blessed he is to have you, etc. and proposes in front of all your close friends.

💪Craig: during an early morning jog, on your route down the main street, across the park and beside the lake. you both stop by the bench you do your mid run stretches, he knows your habit to stretch and stare across the lake with its still water, watching the sun start to kiss the surface and the dew on the grass, he gets on a knee behind you and calls softly to you ‘bro’.

🔪Robert: he’s a private man, he takes you out to the lookout, you whittle as per normal, he whittles a ring which you find odd but robert can be odd, you sneak a peak at his handiwork and can’t stop yourself before commenting how nice it is, he pauses, then with a voice gruffer than usual asks ‘how about this one’ and pulls a velvet box from out of his inner pocket, flipping it open with a thumb to show a simple silver band with a thin band of onyx running around the centre.

🎣Brian: he can be upfront about a LOT of things…basically ALL things if he wants, but this is something he got very bashful over. it was while you were both out for a walk at the park with Maxwell and Daisy, you had noticed he had been fiddling with Maxwell before you’d all left but had brushed it off until Maxwell is out running and Brian calls him back before making a random comment of ‘what does he have..’ and you noticed something dark dangling alongside his handkerchief, so he kneel to check and tell Brian it’s some sort of satin pouch with something hard inside?? He tells you to open it, where you find a box and the ring and through your stunned silence, he is stammering, all confidence blown away with the wind, asking if you’d be willing to marry lil’ ol’ him and you have to put him out of his misery with a kiss and a ‘yes’.

🦇Damien: he is traditional. you already know this. he writes a letter to Amanda at college, asking for her blessing which she eagerly gives. one day while you’re both at his house, he invites you to walk through his garden and you assume another flower is in full bloom, but it’s not a flower, it’s his affections for you reaching their utmost peak. the sun is setting and the sky is a canvas of streaked orange and pinks and purples on the horizon which is a very complimentary backdrop for the flowers. he takes your hands in his at the end of the walk among the most in season flowers, and recalls meeting you and every moment in between, how you have brought nothing but a sense of peace and love into his life and how he would like nothing more than for that to continue forever more.

☕Mat: he sure as hell wouldn’t be able to do this in front of a bunch of people. he’s had the ring for weeks, constantly waiting for the Right Moment and it comes after a gig you’d both attended of one of your favourite bands. You’d both just arrived back at his, the walk home having cooled off the sweat from the enclosed area and pressed bodies, these moments make you feel young until you both sit down and feel the relief in your feet and knees..but as you sit, Mat doesn’t join you..he gets on both knees in front of you, resting his chin on his crossed forearms on top of your knees and looks at you with a Soft Smile, asking if you had a good time, after you answer, he shuffles and grabs the box from his pocket and asks if you’d be up for having many more good times with him.

💯Hugo: he’s also a traditional man, gets Amanda’s blessing, takes you out to dinner to a small private restaurant you have been to once or twice before, you eat and drink and as you’re looking at the menu for dessert, he pushes out of his chair, comes around to you, dropping to a knee, takes your hand and says how much he appreciates you and loves you and Amanda and how he could not imagine a day without you by his side.

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To make the Iraqi and Kurdish dumpling soup kubeh, Melanie Shurka dedicates hours. There are the broths to make, such as the beet-based selek or the lemon-infused hamusta enhanced by rounds of zucchini and Swiss chard. But more time is dedicated to making the dumplings themselves.

She and her cooks in New York City braise beef until it has collapsed on itself. Small palmfuls are then carefully tucked into a dough of semolina and ground bulgur, shaped into a ball with the corners of the dough kissing, and finally rolled out into a disk that’s plunged into hot broth.

The process requires skills that can only be taught by someone who has entrusted their recipe and technique to another. Perhaps because this dish is so difficult to make, Shurka, who is half Israeli and half American, has become the first person to dedicate a restaurant, fittingly named “Kubeh,” to it in the U.S.

She brought it to the U.S. not from the soup’s original home, but from its adopted one, Israel, where it’s a comfort food staple made by gifted home cooks for the Sabbath and in small restaurants that dot some of the country’s outdoor markets, most notably the one in Jerusalem.

An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Makes Its Way To America

Photos: Rebecca Fondren

brought to you by me spending midnight to six thirty am in the airport, the obligatory “dregs stuck overnight in an airport” post, written by me on no sleep

  • nina heads immediately for the late-night coffee shop
  • matthias is that friend who’s like “we should probably try and sleep” and insists that sleeping on seats in the departure lounge is manageable, also refuses to admit that nobody can fall asleep on them and lies there for a good three hours just to make a point
  • jesper spends a good amount of time just walking around and exploring, wandering in and out of all the shops, going up and down stairs and corridors just to see what’s there (until an irate security guard pointedly redirects him back into the central departure lounge).  he probably drags wylan with him 
  • there’s a small twenty-four hour restaurant that they both end up at and spend most of the night in.  they order full meals and drinks just because they can, and stay way past the time the staff should have made them leave.  wylan falls asleep sometime after four, lying across one of the benches with his head on jesper’s legs
  • jesper is more than alright with this arrangement.  sitting there absentmindedly running a hand through wylan’s hair and people-watching is more peaceful than you might expect a relatively crowded airport to be in the early hours of the morning
  • after a few hours, matthias finally admits defeat and joins nina at the coffee shop.  she grins and wordlessly slides a mug over to him.  they have a makeshift date in the early hours of the morning (matthias tells nina about the book he’s reading.  she makes him listen to an entire album of obnoxious pop music she stole from jesper.) and it’s actually matthias’ favourite part of the whole trip
  • kuwei’s been in the corner with his headphones and a book since they checked in, but will occasionally look up to complain about how uncomfortable the seats are or how long they’re waiting.  he’s also that asshole that can fall asleep anywhere and eventually does just that, curled up on one of the airport seats in the most uncomfortable-looking position, but he’s fine
  • nina finds out the duty free shop is open all night and almost misses boarding with how long she’s in there.  she emerges with armfuls of new purchases and has to sit on her suitcase to make them all fit
  • kaz is Not a fan of airports.  they’re too busy and bright and crowded and there’s nowhere comfortable to sit if you can even find an empty seat, there’s too many tourists, everything is overpriced,
  • he probably just sits in the least-crowded area he can find, sipping coffee and scrolling on his phone.  after a while, inej joins him.  she doesn’t sleep well in airports so they spend a couple of hours just sitting together in silence, until at one point kaz looks up and sees inej has fallen asleep, head resting on folded arms and hair falling across the table.  it doesn’t affect him in the slightest, not at all, he’s definitely not staring
  • (he certainly doesn’t drape his jacket around her shoulders before going back to his coffee and his phone.  nina didn’t see a thing.  shut up, nina.)