THe Island We All Cherish

From The Editor

From The Editor 

As the Gulf breeze heralds the arrival of May, we at Galveston Monthly Magazine are delighted to present you with our latest issue, a tapestry of stories that celebrate the vibrant spirit of our island community. This month, we embark on a culinary adventure, showcasing the unique brunch offerings that have become a weekend staple in Galveston's dining scene. From the savory goodness of the Fried Oyster Benedict at Shuck’s Tavern & Oyster Bar to the sweet indulgence of the Cinnamon Roll French Toast at Gypsy Joint, our island's restaurants are serving up brunch like you've never experienced before.

We've scoured kitchens and menus to bring you a curated list of eleven must-try dishes that promise to elevate your morning palate. So, join us as we celebrate the flavors that make our local cuisine truly one-of-a-kind.

This month we also delve into the heart of Galveston's rich history, exploring the timeless architecture that stands as a testament to our city's resilience and charm. Our feature story takes you on a journey through the intriguing stories of those who lived at 1317 24th Street, unraveling tales that echo through its walls.

Our commitment to showcasing the best of Galveston extends to the arts, and this issue is no exception. We shine a light on the burgeoning art scene, highlighting works of local artists that capture the essence of our coastal enclave and inspires a deeper appreciation for the creative pulse that beats within our island city.

On the cover this month is a photograph of a Tri-colored Heron taken by John Steelman in mid-April 2024. Steelman started his photography journey while in the Marine Corps. Roughly six years ago, he replaced coaching his son in baseball with photographing his son playing baseball - which led to other sports as well. A few years into shooting sports, he came across pelican photos online and thought it would be fun to photograph them. This started his slow journey into photographing birds and wildlife, and he was hooked.

As always, we are immensely grateful for your continued support, which fuels our passion for storytelling and community engagement. We hope this issue finds a special place in your hearts and homes, much like the island we all cherish.

Enjoy the Island!