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I work in a restaurant that just opened a month ago. We sell $30-$50 entrees. Not to mention full bar, soups ($9 a bowl), and salads (can only order separate not as a side). Upscale casual dining. You never know how many tables you’re going to have in a night. Sometimes 1. Sometimes you close having only had 1 or 2 tables. If you can swing 4 or 5 tables you’ll usually average $100 in tips or a little less but it’s nothing you can truly count on. I also work weekends at a homeless shelter. $11 an hour so I average $300 every two weeks there. The restaurant recently “couldn’t” pay us our tips which we get every two weeks making me very worried considering I’m already not making enough. I don’t care what your situation is you ALWAYS PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES FIRST. Owner tried to gain empathy by saying, “I have $14 million in assets but I’m $7 million in debt. I’m asset rich but cash poor right now.” I currently work every single day of the week and won’t be eating tonight. I’d be very surprised if he goes a single day without eating or a single month lapsing on a bill. I called to find out if I could pick up my wages tonight so I could put it in the account before the banks closed and the restaurant phone is DISCONNECTED. I’m scared I might come in for work and it be closed down! I know what you’re thinking. I should find another job but every time I switch jobs it takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks to get paid. I can’t afford to work here and I can’t not afford to work here. I’m scared I’m hungry and all my bills are falling behind. I don’t know what to do. It feels like I’ll be stuck in this cycle of debt for the rest of my life and I don’t even have any student loans or credit card debt. I’m so lost right now.

Rocksugar Pan Asian Kitchen
A friend of mine took me to a fancy Asian restaurant here in LA. The restaurant is located in Westfield center in Beverly area. The restaurant has a grand entrance, it looked like an entrance of a temple in Thailand I visited when I was a child. As I entered the huge hallway i noticed it was surrounded by lounge sofas with water fall decorations, very much like Im entering a spa. Towards the en of the hallway is the reception desk, we were a bit early for our reservation so we asked if we could just order some cocktails at the bar while waiting however the hostess did not assist us so we awkwardly squeezed ourselves in between two people having dinner at the bar to ordered some drinks at the bartender. The concoction of the cocktails are pretty interesting I tried the lychee martini with lemongrass.

The hostess sat us on one of the tables by the wall which is very private and intimate but the space of the dinning area is quite congested, the credenza was literally infront of our table. My friend and I decided to try their tasting menu and we ordered the Green Mango and Papaya Salad



Julienne cuts of Tomato, Carrots, Crushed Peanuts and Crispy Shallots



Potstickers Chicken Shitake Mushrooms and green onions is perfect with Citrus Soy Sauce, Crispy Chicken Samosas with Cilantro Yogurt and oh my goodness Sweet Hot Shrimp which is basically Tempura shrimp, Eggplant, Tamarind with Chili-Palm sugar sauce



Nyonya Sambal Eggplant Sweet Soy and Chilies



Indonesian Grilled Cilantro ShrimpCorn, Sweet Potato, Peas, Coconut Milk and Chilies



Shaking Beef Beef Filet, Red Onions, Garlic and Watercress

and paired it with Rice with Coconut Lemongrass Pandan Leaves and Cashews And for the dessert



We ordered this unbelievably amazing Caramelized Banana Custard Cake Milk Chocolate Ice Cream, Malted Cream Anglaise and Praline Nut Brittle and Warm Coconut Doughnuts Passion Fruit Sauce. I would say the caramelize banana custard cake is one of the best desserts I’ve ever tried! I swear I seriously heard the Angela singing while I was smothering this goodness. The doughnut was surprisingly good, because it’s in small pieces plus the passion fruit sauce gives flavor to the doughnut. FYI, not a doughnut fan.

I haven’t had my full meal at The Place Downstairs yet, because I want to take someone special and go all-out, and frankly I’m out of fun money this month because Derby. BUT my friend Lynn and I did go to have a drink, and it was the most beautiful restaurant, bar none, with the most romantic atmosphere in Louisville. The Old Fashioned was delicious, and the menu looks beautiful and perfect. Go. Spend money. 

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Eat Out, Try New Foods and Run Your Own Restaurant with The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack, Coming June 7th!

Whether you take your Sims out to a relaxing dinner either solo or with loved ones, be sure to try the new experimental foods. And if your Sim isn’t too adventurous, no need to worry, their favorite dishes will also be available to order.

Additionally, Sims can now try their hand at owning and running their own restaurant, as well as customizing the venue to be a cool hole in the wall or upscale dining experience. Either way, with the new Host, Waiter, and Chef stations, taking care of your customers will be a breeze.