Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dim Sum in Chinatown, Chicago.

"The family that eats together, stays together." One of my favorite things from growing up was having dinner with my family. We always had dinner together at the same time every father, mother, grandfather, two sisters and I...oh, and the cat of course underneath the table waiting for whatever might fall off the table. My grandfather was from Spain and did all of the cooking..he would spend the whole day preparing dinner so we had these wonderful elaborate meals.

Yuka led the way and took us out on a day out in Chinatown, Chicago where we had Dim Sum, a Chinese versions of tapas eaten at breakfast or lunch. Its great that Rent has such a cross breed of cultures that we can learn new and different things from. We also got accupuncture and massages...what a great day.

Sesame balls filled with red bean paste.

Sticky rice with minced pork wrapped in Lotus leaf. So delicious.

Lexi and Jed....We love eating together. Its great to be able to share our passions with people who also share them...performing and going out to eat! What's great about touring is that we live as a community so you have instant companions that are usually a "yes" to whatever it is that you want to do. Its so easy to just meet in the lobby of your hotel to begin an adventure out in whatever city you're in, or just finish the show and walk out of the theatre together for a night out on the town. We develop very strong and intimate friendships. A family.

Shaun and I.....I have to say, Shaun is one of the ultimate eating partners! Not only is he so much fun to be around, but he also has the same passion for food as I do! Also, SO much fun to perform with! We miss you Shaun!


  1. Glad you guys are having a good time on tour! I'm wondering if there was some sort of outfit collaboration between Lexi and Karmine?....

  2. Yay!!! Chicago is my town!! I hope you had a good time in Chicago and are having a good time right now on the tour!! =D

  3. Good to see your having fun on tour! Thats so cool how such a diverse cast can create this amazing community of people. I feel like thats what Jonathon wanted in RENT, for people to come together and form a community of people. In society today we don't really see that but hopefully maybe someday it will happen :)

    Good luck with the rest of the shows in Seattle and thanks for all the updates :)