TS4- Restaurant Challenge: The Duo’s Dive

Chapter 1

The version of the challenge I’m doing is a mix between Jes2G’s challenge that can be found here: Restaurant Challenge and The Sim Supply’s: Rags to Riches Dining Out.

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Since neither challenge had a rule against starting with 2 sims I decided to use some of the “play with genetics” sims I had in my library.  This is kinda an alternate universe because they’re kids of some of my legacy spares. The guy is Brody Lo.  He’s the son of Tate Marx and Delaney Lo.  The girl is Tonya Underwood.  She’s the daughter of Alek Marx and Rowan Underwood.  But MC Command Center didn’t have a way to make them cousins so I made them brother and sister instead.

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Since obviously they had to buy a lot even if they don’t plan to live there long I chose the little one on the center of the island in Windenburg.  While waiting for the dig nodes and harvestables to be ready I had them fish… oh and I set their money at $0 after they got the land.

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Since I plan to have Tonya paint I wasn’t very interested in her gaining fishing skill so she’s who I sent around to collect all the dig sites.

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I got really lucky early on and she found a $100 and $125 frog and she’s been breeding them as often as possible.

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By the time they are both hungry they have enough cash to buy a cooler.  The nice thing is that it’s portable and I can just have them put it into their inventory to take to the restaurant lot when they buy it.  Brody is complaining about the granola he’s eating.  Foodies, what can ya do?

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There are two bushes close to the lot.  I designated the one farthest away the pee bush and the closer one the nap bush.  They took turns napping while the other fished or collected.

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Ah yea!  Living the high life now.  They got a shower.  I got this one even though it’s more expensive because they don’t have to leave the lot while the other uses it and once again, it’s portable so they can take it to the new lot.

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After a few days of the bush napping, I’d had enough.  It was taking a ridiculous amount of time not being able to speed through when they were sleeping.  A tent cost less than 2 cots would have and it’s portable.

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They stayed for an extra day despite having more than enough to buy the lot for the restaurant because I was waiting for the blackberries to be ready to harvest.  The second Brody harvested them all of their stuff went into their inventories and they left nothing but this mess behind.

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They arrive at the new lot and Tonya doesn’t seem happy that there are no amenities here either.

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I will let you in on a little secret.  I use the teleport cheat constantly.  I teleported Tonya from the lot to this easel and back several times before I finally gave in and bought her one.

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While Tonya paints Brody begins his massive garden.  Between the painting, gardening and fishing I hope to keep them going until the restaurant(s) begin to make profits.

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Here’s the next morning.  He caught that cowplant berry on their last day on the island.  He also caught several angelfish.  Tristan would be so jealous.

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He catches mostly low dollar fish but every once in awhile he gets a big salmon like this one.  It was worth $195.

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The two sit at the new table and enjoy their cereal and get their social up a bit.  I also got the hostess stand and server station and built a little outhouse.

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Another day of lonely painting makes Tonya sad and she paints this adorable sad painting.  I took advantage of her mood to complete the 3 emotional paintings she needed for her aspiration.

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Finally, they have enough for the chef station and open for business.

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I gave in and bought an easel so that Tonya can paint between welcoming customers and checking on tables.

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Brody spends a good amount of his days working in the garden.  I’m thinking of changing him from the Soulmate aspiration to Freelance Botanist.  The waiter keeps coming over and mopping up the puddles he makes watering the plants.  It’s a bit annoying because it takes a lot of time and he neglects customers.


Day one report.

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By day two they had enough extra to buy 2 new tables.  Which was good because they had more customers.

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The waiter dropped food twice and even though the host seemed nice to me the customers seemed unhappy with her so I had to pay for training for both of them.


Day 2 report.

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With the magic that is MC Command Center the elder chef is now young adult.  I hired her because she had a 5 in cooking!  But when I saw how pretty she was I decided that she and Brody should get to know each other better.

Chapter 2 coming soon!


Chapter notes:

According to my chef husband, Dive restaurants are cheap little places that may not look very nice but serve good, low priced food.


Chapter notes:

I plan to make each chapter one week.  So this is exactly a week from the time they started.  Not bad I don’t think.  I had to pick up the tent, shower and cooler because the waiter kept messing with them.  Customers kept doing all kinds of annoying things but I’m just trying to chalk it up to sims being sims and not let it annoy me.  I’m having a lot of fun and my only concern now is that I’ll have too much fun and neglect all of my other stories!  Hope you enjoyed it.  I know the beginning part was a bit boring but I thought it would be fun to start at nothing.  I really have no interesting backstory for them.  This is just for funsies!

17 thoughts on “TS4- Restaurant Challenge: The Duo’s Dive

  1. YES!! The mopping of the gardening is SOOOO annoying LOL!! It was so smart of you to wait for the blackberries and that garden is massive!!!!!! Oh and Have I told you how jelly I am that you also have a cow berry to plant?? This is great – did you mention a name for your restaurant yet?

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    1. It’s called The Duo’s Dive. I was so excited when I caught the cowplant berry! Now I just have to be sure he’s fed so he doesn’t eat the customers!

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    1. They’re really homeless. They lived on the empty lot on the island until they had the money for the restaurant lot and then they moved to the restaurant lot. They live in a tent.

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        1. No, they own the empty lot on the island. After I bought it i changed their money to $0 and I moved them off it when they got the money for the restaurant lot.

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    1. I deleted all the pre-made sims like I always did and for some reason the hidden clubs didn’t generate! I haven’t looked into fixing it but I will now, thanks for the tip!

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  2. This is such an interesting challenge! Up until this point, I’d never heard of a restaurant challenge, and I assume you can only play it if you have “Get to Work”. I can’t wait to read more. 🙂


    1. Thanks, I liked the challenge. I just think that there needs to be so much work done on Dining Out. All of the problems were really frustrating.

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