Sunday Brunch-a-rama for 29 May

Hey there. Here is the provisional menu for Jason and Miriam’s brunch this Sunday, 29 May:

  1. Breakfast Enchilada, served with field greens and potatoes or fruit
  2. Frittata with goat cheese, basil and sun-dried tomato,  served with field greens and potatoes or fruit
  3. Charcuterie platter — ask the chef on duty for the delicious details
  4. Paris, Texas Toast (French toast done up Texas-style) served with orange anglais

All dishes can come with extra sides of bacon, fruit or potatoes upon request.

As always, this menu is subject to change depending upon availability and inspiration.

Brunch and solely brunch will be served from 11:30 am until 4 pm, whereupon afterwards we will revert to our regular menu of Crispin Glovers, Rob Reiners, Vote for Pedros and the usual tasty fare.

Thanks! We hope to see you tomorrow, as Mosley and Miriam’s take on the Stardust brunch is not to be missed.

Show Tonight: Lady Lazarus, Saskatchewan, A.T.T.I.C and Marmalade

It’s proving to be an exciting Memorial Day weekend. Tonight we’ve got a wonderful act of musical mayhem for you at Stardust. Per the Facebook event page:

SASKATCHEWAN (first show!)

LADY LAZARUS (savannah, ga)



doors 9 pm / all ages / $3.00
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Lady Lazarus plays indie, experimental, dream-pop, RIYL Beach House, Smog, Mount Eerie, Perfume Genius, Joanna Newsom–it’s been an incredible year for her with a 7.8 album review from Pitchfork, press from Stereogum, Prefix, One Thirty BPM, the Journal of Music, and much morrrre!

Today Stardust will also be one of the stops for the PBR Pub Bike Ride that starts off at Ace Metric at 5:30 pm. Also, don’t forget about our friends at Park Ave CDs hosting a free show with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Cairo Gang at 7 pm. Plus, as always, Sunday we will be having excellent brunch offerings to cure you of any PBR hangover. Or it’ll at least replenish what energy you spent rockin’ out on Saturday.

On procrastination

At the passing Towel Day which reminds me each year that one of my favorite writers, Douglas Adams, has passed into the boredom of death, I think each year on his habits. Originally, I thought it was funny Adams didn’t like to write. Hell, I’ve had a love of poetry since I was little; I wrote a bit while I was younger but the constant nags that I wasn’t good enough made me change my mind. That being said, I did end up picking up a pen again.

I guess it was life’s way of making my lies come true; I had claimed to be a poet to others (I did write poems every now and then) and then I became one. I could pretend writing down a line or two had some significance. It made me feel a little less lonely when I actually got down some words. It made me feel like my problems mattered. I didn’t share much then, and I don’t share much now.

Unfortunately, letting someone into my head isn’t easy. I hate to be vulnerable, and I have a habit of pushing away anyone I feel might earn a shred of trust in me in time. After I give someone a piece of me I can become infatuated, though I generally already are (otherwise, said person would get no words from me). This is worsened by the fact that people have a habit of telling me how great I am and how good my work is. Then, I make stupid decisions feeling that there’s a possibility for care.

Now, what does this have to do with Adams? Or, Stardust’s website for that matter? I am slowly finding out more and more that I don’t particularly like to write. I don’t like doing much of anything anymore. I keep telling myself I’ll update the website with something new (or, even Audubon Park Garden District’s website) and days go by with nothing from me. As time goes on, I feel I’m slowly turning into Hank Moody; there’s little I can do without messing something up, and I’ll always get something done… eventually.

I have been sick for about a week. Generally, I am either depressed or heartbroken (mostly both), but I have recently regained my heart’s freedom and I find myself completely drained. I’m uncertain what I have, but a constant tiredness, aching joints that lock up, damn I don’t even feel like finishing this sentence.

That being said, I have found that my hands cause a lot of problems, so I will be keeping them to myself in both poetry and in context of my actual hands.

I will write a post of stuff that is going on, soon.

I promise.


Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy at Park Ave CDs Saturday

This Saturday, as part of his Free Florida tour, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will be playing a free show with The Cairo Gang at nearby Park Ave CDs.

It’s an all-ages event that’s first-come, first-serve starting at 7 pm this Saturday, 28 May. View the event on Facebook to keep up with the latest developments and to ask the good folks at Park Ave CDs any questions regarding the event. Check out this article on Consequence of Sound for answers to those burning questions you may have, like “Why Florida?” and “Who the heck is this guy?”

Enjoy the show, and stop by Stardust for your pre-Billy tempeh No Depression sandwich and iced coffee combo, or post-Billy longnecks of the delicious microbrew variety (or soda pop for you young ‘uns). Try and get Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and The Cairo Gang to come. They might if you offer to get some tater tots to share.

If you’re walking across Corrine Drive to go from Park Ave CDs to Stardust or vice-versa, please take care, as Orlando has been found to be the #1 most dangerous city in America for pedestrians. Look both ways, folks.

The Video Dept – Friday, 27 May

It’s nearly time to put your dancin’ shoes on…

This Friday, DJs Sleepy Hippie and Xuan will be playing a combination of chillwave tracks, indie favourites, classic 80s pop and other musical tunes to surprise and delight. This is a monthly free event of sonic enjoyment, so keep your money for beverages and snacks. There will be special drinks at the bar and a beer cooler with a mix of microbrews and imports to raid. We’ve got fancy soda, too, if you’re needin’ to keep sharp or if you’re underage.

Have a look at the Facebook event page to RSVP and size up your potential dance partners and drinking buddies. This is an all-ages event, so don’t forget your IDs if you plan on having an adult beverage. The set will start at 10 pm and we’ll be playing songs to shake your butt to until 1 am, so get ready to bust some serious moves on the terrazzo.

Upcoming events at Stardust

Here’s a list of some upcoming events here at Stardust.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday | 25 May 2011 ~ Fred/Whit DJ set
  • Thursday | 26 May 2011 ~ Birdlips band
  • Friday | 27 May 2011 ~ The Video Dept.
  • Saturday | 28 May 2011 ~ Saskatchewan, Lady Lazarus, A.T.T.I.C., Marmalade
  • Sunday | 29 May 2011 ~ Prom: The Remix charity event for World Vision
  • Monday | 30 May 2011 ~ Lake Apopka Quilt Documentary showing
  • Friday | 3 June 2011 ~ Orenda Herbal Tea Party
  • Saturday | 4 June 2011 ~ Hot: Rick Jones Projects art opening
  • Saturday | 4 June 2011 ~ Bon-Bon Music Party
  • Thursday | 16 June 2011 ~ Fred/Whit DJ set
  • Saturday | 11 June 2011 ~ Ben Ross
  • Friday | 24 June 2011 ~ Early Play
  • Friday | 24 June 2011 ~ The Video Dept.
  • Saturday | 25 June 2011 ~ Early Play

Please note the events above may change or be cancelled at a short notice, and there may be new events that might not be on this list. Please refer to our Events Page for any additional events that may be booked after this post. If you’d like to book an event, contact our booking office to work something out.

Brunch Food and Drink for Sunday, 22 May

Hey, hey, everybody. So here’s the anticipated post with the menu for our upcoming Sunday Brunch. This time we even have a drinks menu as well, so go ahead and think about what cocktail to pair that brunch dish with. Or just wing it when you get here if you’re not big on planning things.

Here’s the menu for our Sunday Brunch this weekend:

  • Curried Corn and Crab Cakes
  • Mini Mushroom-Feta Turnovers
  • Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Macerated Strawberry Coulis
  • Mango and Avocado Salad with Spiced Candied Pecans

Courtney will be serving up drinks at the bar for you to have a pleasant early-afternoon tipple, try out the hair of the dog treatment on your hangover, or for you to keep drinking because you haven’t stopped since you started on Friday night (in which case, please don’t drive).

Drink specials for this Sunday’s brunch will be:

  • Honeydew Mimosa with fresh pureed honeydew
  • Bloody Mary – vodka, tomato juice, pickle juice, horseradish, sriracha, and lime juice garnished with celery salt, mini pickle, and marinated mushroom
  • Spicy Mexican Mary – tequila, tomato juice, jalapeno, red pepper, tabasco, lemon and lime juice garnished with a blue cheese chunk, jalapeno slice, and mini pickle
  • Bourbon Mary – bourbon, tomato juice, olive juice, worcestershire, homemade bbq sauce, and ground black pepper garnished with a marinated mushroom, a mini pickle, and a green olive

As a reminder, brunch will begin at 11:30 am and continue on until 4 pm, during which time we do not serve our regular full menu, but our special brunch one. Our brunch menu changes every Sunday, and we generally don’t serve the same things two weeks in a row because our cooks like to exercise their creativity and make stuff extra-special.

So rouse yourself awake before 4 pm this Sunday and pop into Stardust. You can meet up with some friends or amicable strangers, have a post-rapture cocktail and dine on some delicious brunch fare.

Art Opening for Rick Jones: Hot

On Saturday, 4 June, we will be having an art show opening for Rick Jones, a local Orlando artist and Stardust regular who has had work shown previously at the Dust. His latest show, Hot, will be his sixth art show with us, and we’re looking forward to seeing his work on display here.

The art opening for Hot will be on the 4th of June from 8 pm until 11 pm. In the meantime, if you would like to view previews of what will be shown or purchase an available limited-edition print, please visit Jones’ site, Rick Jones Projects.

If you’re interested in showing your art here at Stardust, please read this posting regarding how to do that and who to contact.