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CONT E N T S | F i n d y o u r g r e a t r e a d

In This Issue

CONTENTS | Find your great read

February 2020 LET’S M A K E WAV ES T O G ET H ER ! Pet Corner with Dr. Henderson


Fishing Section | Tackle, Charters, Advice

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Trivia | Test Your Knowledge

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Maxed Out Fishing | On The Water w/ Max Conner

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Kitchen Chick | A Chefs Dream


Close-Up | Pro advice | Patrick Lemire


Pet Peeves | Expensive Customer Loyalty


Texas Select Seasonings | Recipe of the Month

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Comedy Corner | with Bob Rohan


Downtown Currents | Mardi Gras Past & Present

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Gardening With Holly Ross | Compost Tea


Featured Downtowner | Concetta Maceo

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Events | Mardi Gras Entertainment Schedule

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Bunny’s Cookin’ Column | Easy Recipes from Bunny

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Mardi Gras 2020 Entertainment & Parade Schedule Page 34 - 35

Hidden Houshold Hazards Page 10

R EA D Y T O A D V ERT I S E W I TH U S ? 40 9- 7 8 9- 11 60 The Beach Bum | All-Time Favorite TV Theme Songs


Jan and Dean | Introvert Husband Issues


Teen Events | Rosenberg Library

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Restaurant Review | Yagas Cafe

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Small Bites | MOD Cofeehouse

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Niblets| Island Restaurant News


Trivia Answers | Check your answers

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Reflections | John & Kathy Valastro

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Island Photograpy J. Chumley Page 49

ZO® Skin Health PA G E 2 4

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Waves Magazine Is Published Monthly By: Waves Magazine | Mike Burke P.O. Box 3343 | Galveston , TX 77552 P: 409-789-1160 Publisher | Editor Sales Director Mike Burke 409-789-1160

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Distribution | Webmaster Marketing Tiffany Bergeron Executive Creative Director Christopher Bergeron Contributors Richard Henderson, D.V.M. J.A. Bunny Jan & Dean Billy Powell Patrick Lemire Max Conner Tom Valliere Charlie Bresenhan Paul Hager Bob Rohan Christy Monroe John Valastro Holly Ross Dr. Tara Wegryn J. Chumley Photography Thomas Waggoner Zach Tate On the web / WavesGalveston Subscriptions Available Waves Magazine P.O. Box 3343 | Galveston , TX 77552 P: 409-789-1160 Waves Magazine is produced monthly. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the written consent of the publisher.



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F E B R UA RY 2 0 2 0 Happy Mardi Gras!

hank you, wavers, for voting waves magazine first place gold for best island print publication for the second straight year !

I personally want to thank each and every one of you for voting our Waves Magazine the Islands Number 1 Print Publication for the second straight year. Our Waves website and Waves Facebook Page were also honored. We couldn’t have done this without you, our loyal readers and advertisers. I especially want to offer special thanks to Chris Bergeron. Without his unbelievable talents and work ethic, Waves Magazine would not be what it is today. I also want to thank Tiffany Bergeron. Tiffany has turned both our Waves Website and our Waves Facebook Page into award winners. On top of that, you are both great friends and that means a lot. Speaking of friends, I want to thank Tom Valliere and Charlie Bresenhan for your friendship. It is something I truly cherish. Your Restaurant and Food Columns are a major reason why Waves Magazine has gained such popularity.

I also want to thank my wonderful family for their behind the scenes support. You have been with me since day one. Thank you, Jean & Dan. Thank you, Lynda Watson,

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for your tireless efforts in proofing page by page each month. Greatly appreciated. I strongly feel that Waves Magazine has the best writers and contributors in Galveston and beyond. Thank you to Christy Monroe, for your fantastic insight into the Galveston Downtown Scene. Special thanks goes to Dr. Richard Henderson, Dr. Tara Wegryn, Billy and Barbara Powell, Paul Hager, Holly Ross, the late Patrick Lemire, Max Conner, Chris Gonzalez, Bob Rohan, John & Kathy Valastro, Jonathan Chumley, Thomas Waggoner, Zach Tate, Miss Bunny, Beach Bum, Jan & Dean, Waves Fantasy Football Guru, and Chris Bergeron again for your very popular Trivia Section. No other area publication comes close to having this many talented writers and contributors. I can’t thank our wonderful, loyal advertisers enough. Without you, none of our Wave’s success would be possible. You are the best! Come party with us at Sharky’s Tavern February 12th, 7 to 10 p.m. Live Music will be provided by Island awardwinning band Stranded. Come join the fun! See you all there!



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PET C O R N E R | D r. R i c h a r d H e n d e r s o n


H idden H ousehold H azards by: Richard Henderson, D.V.M

ur pets make us laugh at the crazy things they do or get into in our homes. It’s hard not to chuckle when the cat unrolls the toilet paper or our dog shreds the newspaper on the living room floor. However, there can also be moments of sheer terror when they get into products that may be poisonous.

PET CORNER | Dr. Richard Henderson

Most pet owners are aware of the more common poisons like rat bait, dark chocolate and anti-freeze. This article will bring attention to some less obvious toxicities that are found in our homes and outdoor spaces. Trouble lurks in some seemingly harmless places. Fresh, home-cooked bread is a delicious treat for the family, but uncooked dough can be lethal to our dogs. When a dog ingests raw dough the yeast will continue to allow the dough to rise expanding the contents of the stomach to a size that cannot be regurgitated. This may result in a life-threatening medical crisis if the dog does not receive emergency surgery. Allowing the dough to rise safely in the microwave will keep trouble away from counter-surfing pooches. Scientists are unclear why macadamia nuts and raisins are sometimes poisonous to dogs, but safe for people to eat in large amounts. These foods can trigger lethal organ damage to dogs and under no circumstances should be left out or fed to pets. Another scary food product that should never be left out to tempt four-legged guys is sugar-free gum. Specifically gum with the sweetener xylitol can cause a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels, seizures and death. Even a few sticks of this type gum can cause big trouble. However, gum with sorbitol is not toxic but in general we should not let our pets chew gum. Cats are particularly interested in string and lily plants. Ingested string or thread can cause life-threatening intestinal damage while ingested lily leaves can trigger kidney failure. We as cat owners have the responsibility to protect our pets: out of sight, out of mind. I have occasionally treated cats that have knocked over containers of potpourri oil when they jump up on the counter. If the oil is stepped on by the kitty he will clean himself. The oil will cause a painful chemical burn to the tongue requiring care at the veterinary hospital. When houseguests come to stay politely remind them to keep any prescription medication safety stored away. Our pets are curious creatures and are likely to check out the belongings of our guests. A few pills can cause serious medical problems resulting in an expensive trip to the emergency clinic and a ruined visit. 10 | Wa v e s M a g a z i n e | F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 I s s u e

Obviously we should keep pesticides, fertilizers and weed killer away from animals and children. These products should always be used as directed, never allowing contact with the skin or any ingestion. Less obvious are the materials we may put in our compost piles outdoors. Never attempt to compost meat, fat or grease. The smells are too tempting to a dog and if ingested can trigger a serious form of food poisoning. Fencing off the compost pile is a better idea to keep them completely out. If mushrooms appear in the yard, the safest course of action is to knock them off and dispose of them in the trash. Certain species of mushrooms are highly toxic causing a wide range of symptoms including death. If your pet unexpectedly eats something unusual it is best to immediately call your veterinary hospital, animal emergency clinic or pet poison center hotline. Better still, be aware of trouble before it happens and protect your four-legged friends from temptations by pet-proofing your home and property.

Richard D. Henderson, DVM Galveston Veterinary Clinic 2108 61st Street Galveston, TX 77551 409.356.9000

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TRIVIA | Test you knowledge

TRIVIA | Te s t y o u k n o w l e d g e

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General Knowledge Trivia C a n Yo u P a s s G e n e r a l K n o w l e d g e Q u i z ?

From the options below, pick the nickname of the flag of the United States of America. A. Old Glory B. Tricolore C. Golden Arrow D. Blue Sky, White Sun, All Field Red

Former U.S. president Barack Obama was born in which state? A. Texas B. Hawaii C. Washington D. Mississippi

Released in 1964, which song begins with the line, “Hello darkness, my old friend”? A. “Hard Days Night” B. “California Dreamin’” C. “Jailhouse Rock” D. “The Sound of Silence”

Which sporting event from the options below is held every four years? A. French Open B. Six Nations C. The U.S. Masters D. Summer Olympic Games

Who wrote the “Jungle Book”? A. Arnold Bennett B. Rudyard Kipling C. Edith Wharton D. Jack London

In Christianity, who was the religious leader who proclaimed the coming of Jesus Christ and later baptized him? A. King Herod B. John the Baptist C. Pontius Pilate D. Elijah

From the list below, can you select the man who invented the steam engine? A. George Stephenson B. Karl Daimler C. Henry Ford D. Thomas Edison

In 1981, MTV showed its first music video. What was it? A. Roxanne by The Police B. Video Killed the Radio Star C. Endless Love D. 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

According to the proverb, which of these is mightier than the sword? A. Club B. Machine gun C. Tank D. Pen

In literature, which author created the character Pennywise the clown? A. C.S. Lewis B. Ray Bradbury C. Stephen King D. Dean Koontz

Which is the only country in the world where the Giant Panda is found? A. Mongolia B. Japan C. China D. Taiwan

How many elements feature on the periodic table? A. 118 B. 32 C. 13 D. 199

What does acclimatized mean? A. Clamoring B. Claimed value C. Accustomed to the conditions D. Critical

What gives blood cells their red coloring? A. Factor 8 B. Carbon Dioxide C. Platelets D. Hemoglobin

How is the Milky Way Galaxy shaped? A. Ball B. Doughnut C. Disk D. Straight Line

Name the canal that connects the Mediterranean with Indian Ocean via the Red Sea. A. Kiel Canal B. Corinth Canal C. Panama Canal D. Suez Canal

The mountain, K2, is part of which mountain chain? A. Himalayas B. Alps C. Tian Shan D. Drakensberg

In the world of music, which of these is a famous rock guitarist? A. Angus Young B. Hank Williams C. Dido D. Eminem

Which Hollywood star famously said, “Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse?” A. Marilyn Monroe B. James Dean C. Clint Eastwood D. Charlton Heston

Of the coast of which continent would you find the Great Barrier Reef? A. Australia B. Asia C. North America D. Europe

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EVENTS | Island entertainment at its BES T

EVEN T S | I s l a n d e n t e r t a i n m e n t a t i t s B E S T

Come and Be Inspired No visit to downtown Galveston is complete without a trip to The Kitchen Chick. As soon as you cross the threshold, you’ll be whisked away into a chef’s paradise. From specialty brands including Le Creuset, Swiss Diamond, Mason Cash, Ruffoni and Shun, you will find everything you need plus some things you didn’t know you needed! Whether you’re a cooking novice or seasoned pro, The Kitchen Chick is home to a collection of hand-selected cookware, tools and products - brands that built their reputation over decades and are known for their attention to detail, quality construction and outstanding performance. We want you to experience personalized attention and enjoy our charming atmosphere, but most importantly, we want you to become inspired by the exceptional products lining our shelves and the classes we offer in our kitchen. They are there for you to help expand your culinary repertoire, to discover your next triumph, and for you ring the dinner bell and gather your loved ones to the table.

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EVENTS | Island entertainment at its BEST


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EVENTS | Island entertainment at its BEST


ur cooking classes are uniquely themed, including holiday favorites, southern specialties, seafood delicacies, and so much more! You can learn to make what you love! To ensure you get the most out of your experience, we keep our classes small so that our instructors get more one-on-one time with you. But this also means they fill up fast! So when you see a class that piques your interest and fits your schedule, contact us to reserve your spot.

PET P E E V E S | D a il y t ee t h g r i n d i n g l i f e si t u a t ions


Of The Month

PET PEEVES | Da il y teeth grinding life situations

Being A Long Time Loyal Customer With A Business And Paying Higher Rates Than A Newcomer


any of us has had this happen... Being a long-time loyal customer with a business or service company and discover that we are being charged higher rates than someone who is a total newcomer.

Whether it’s Cable TV, Utility Companies, Cell Phone Service, Internet Providers, or many other businesses and services, loyal regular customers pay much more than someone that has never spent five cents with the company before. We have seen this horrible business practice conducted over and over again. Wouldn’t it be much better for a business to reward their long-time customers for their undying loyalty? Why shaft the loyal customers and reward a newcomer? Also, these newcomers usually have very little loyalty. They will shop around and move their account to another business in a heartbeat the second their contract runs out. Do we like it when a company takes advantage of us as a longtime customer? Do we like paying higher rates than someone who has never utilized a particular business’s service before?

WE DON’T LIKE THAT! Let’s all wake up and demand that we, as long-time loyal customers, are provided the absolute best possible rates. Have a Pet Peeve ? Contact us at and tell us about it. We just may use yours next month! 22 | Wa v e s M a g a z i n e | F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 I s s u e

E V E N TS | Isl and entertai nmen t at it s BEST

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HEALT H A ND B E A U TY | D r. Ta ra We g ry n





H EA LTH A N D B E A U TY | D r. Tara Wegryn


ZO®️ Skin Health is an innovative skin line that we carry at Refresh Medispa. The line was created by Dr. Obagi and is only sold to physicians who then make product recommendations that suit an individual patient’s skin type and therapeutic needs. Some of the ingredients and concentrations are higher than can be sold over-the-counter. The line provides both daily care products and therapeutic treatments to optimize patient’s skin health. Impressed with the quality of these products and the scientifically sound ingredients, I personally used the ZO® skin health line on a daily basis for over a month before I decided to carry it at Refresh. I found it to be extremely effective in improving the overall quality of my skin and, in my case, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. After determining your skin’s characteristics, areas of concern, and your skin care goals, I will create a unique and personalized protocol for you. This will include product selection and may include other supportive services to optimize your skin’s health and appearance. The ZO® program is a three step program. Step One is simply “Getting Skin Ready” and includes daily care products; cleansers for oily to dry skin, exfoliating polishes that remove dead skin and toners to control oil or sooth dry skin. Step Two in the program is to “Prevent and Correct”. Daily Power Defense promotes skin repair with powerful antioxidants delivered in a daily cream creating a more youthful look. If uneven skin tones are a concern, Brightalive®,

Prevent + Correct a non-Retin-A skin brightener, can be used to lighten brown spots and soften color differences. It can be used daily and will not irritate your sun exposed skin like Retin-A can. If reducing fine lines and wrinkles is the goal this can be achieved with skin rejuvenating Growth Factor Serum. ZO® also has its own self-activating Vitamin C cream, Hydrafirm™️ Eye Brightening Repair Crème and Retinol Skin Brightener. Step Three in the ZO® program is to “Protect”. Protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun with one of Dr. Obagi’s broad spectrum sunscreen products. Sun exposure can cause color changes, surface texture alterations, and thickening of the skin, which can deepen creases and wrinkles. We offer a variety of sunscreens with different features including water resistance, tint and finish. The ZO® line also pairs beautifully with the Hydrafacial© system at Refresh. The Brightalive® Booster serum can be added to your facial to give you an accelerated start on your skin brightening program. Together, we will tailor a daily home care regimen that will optimize your skin’s health, improve texture and minimize flaws. We will create a program that fits your skin needs, your budget, and your life! Healthy skin IS achievable, and at any age! Have a great day, and I hope you continue to

Getting Skin Ready

Dr. Tara Wegryn is a board-certified Neurologist and Electrophysiologist and a member in good standing with the IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine). Dr. Wegryn received her MD from the University of Florida and residency in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic. In 1996, Dr. Wegryn founded Houston Neuromonitoring, a successful intraoperative monitoring company that served the surgical community at the TMC (Texas Medical Center) for over 17 years. Dr. Tara Wegryn is currently the director/owner of Refresh Medispa in Galveston, Texas.

“Look Fresh and Feel Confident”.

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If you have any questions about aesthetic medicine or Refresh Medispa, please send them to Drtara@ and I will try to answer them in future articles!

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By Tracy Letts | February 15 – 23, 2020



BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 PM Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:00 PM

FINDING NEVERLAND Music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy Book by James Graham Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:00 PM

LEND ME A TENOR By Ken Ludwig | February 21 – March 6, 2020

YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan – Jhonetsu Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:00 PM

IN THE WINGS [Opening Soon]

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:30 PM


ISLAND ETC [East-End Theatre Company]

VIVA MOMIX! Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 PM

FIRST DATE Book by Austin Winsberg, Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner | March 13 – April 11. 2020




MOON OVER BUFFALO By Ken Ludwig | March 6 – March 22, 2020

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE By Tennessee Williams | January 31 – February 16, 2020

THE VOICE OF THE PRAIRIE By John Olive | March 9 – April 5, 2020



THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST By Oscar Wilde | February 14-March 1, 2020

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00 PM Sunday, March 7, 2020 8:00 PM

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Adapted for the stage by Christopher Wheeldon Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM


CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY THEATRE CRIMES OF THE HEART By Beth Henley | March 20 – April 5, 2020 PURPLE BOX THEATRE BOEING BOEING By Marc Camoletti | March 27 – April 5, 2020

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By: Bob Rohan

ob Rohan, or as he is known in Texas “Bad Bob”, has been playing the fiddle and singing in various groups for over 30 years in Texas, and has opened for Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Carlene Carter and John Conley to name a few. Bob has played in bands that have backed up country legends like Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Jack Greene, Pam Tillis, and Dale Watson. Along with songwriting, Bob is also a talented cartoonist and has a self syndicated comic strip titled “Buffalo Gals”.

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The comic feature is about two cowgirls “Bess Winchester” and “Connie Cheyenne”. The comic strip was inspired after playing with “The Hays County Gals and Pals” a cowgirl western group that toured through Texas, Oklahoma and as far west as Elko, Nevada. Bob has won The Wisconsin State Fiddle Championship and has been nominated several times from The Academy of Western Artists for Best Cowboy Cartoonist. You can find Mr. Rohan online at :

to read more and collect his original works!

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GARD E N I N G | A d v i c e & t e c h n i q u e s f r o m H o l l y Ross

Compost Tea

GAR DENING | Advice & techniques from Holly Ros s

“For Blooms And Veggies Galore, All You Need Is Compost Tea.”


f I had to pick one thing that was essential for a good garden, aside from the soil, it would be compost tea. Compost tea is a liquid fertilizer, mild insect repellent, and a mild fungicide. The ease of application and production makes this potion hard to beat. I use a 5-gallon bucket. In the bottom of the bucket dump about 3 inches of almost finished or finished compost. If you don’t have a compost pile, you can buy compost at any nursery. Fill the bucket with water and put the lid on. Steep the tea for 1-2 weeks. Strain off the liquid and discard the used compost into the garden. This is the basic recipe for compost tea.

Once the tea is made it can be applied in several different ways. You can simply dip it out of the bucket and pour it over the plants with a watering can. My favorite way is to strain the tea through a screen- an actual window screen works fine- and put it in a pump sprayer. Eight ounces of tea will dilute into 1 gallon of water. Please remember to dilute the tea, concentrated tea right out of the bucket can burn new growth and seedlings. The 1-gallon sprayer is just right for the job. The fine mist that lands on the leaves is excellent for the plants. If you want to boost the potency, add a bag of Epsom salt and/or a bottle of beer. Basically, there is no wrong way to make the tea, so tinker around with it and find what works well for you and your plants. If you google compost tea, you can find complicated recipes and “rules” that must be followed, however, I have been using the above recipe for over a decade with great results. Complicated is not necessarily better.

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Classical Music, Island Style!

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London, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Lincoln Center, New York. Trond’s solo CD “Ghosts” received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy Award (1997). His recital CD “Hika” was editor’s choice, Strad Magazine (2002).

March 15: World Premiere

Attendees at the March 15 concert have the rare opportunity to be the first to experience hearing a new work by Saeverud’s father, Ketil Hvoslef’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Hvoslef is a prolific Norwegian composer and four-time recipient of the Norwegian Society of Composers’ “Work of the Year” award. Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season is going strong with outstanding concerts and special events planned for our Island. Concerts are Sunday afternoons starting at 4:00 in The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice Street in the historic downtown district.

February 9: Conductor Trond Saeverud Performs with the Symphony!

Orchestra fans are in for a treat this season as Conductor Saeverud, also an internationally known violinist, will perform Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 as part of the February 9 concert. Galveston is fortunate to be led by conductor Trond Saeverud who joined the Galveston Symphony Orchestra in 2013 after conducting in Denmark, Norway, and the United States. As a concert violinist, Trond has been a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and in the United States, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 30 | Wa v e s M a g a z i n e | F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 I s s u e

Moody Mansion Music Series

The Symphony’s companion series, Moody Mansion Music, offers opportunities to meet visiting soloists. These up-close and intimate recitals start at 7:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Galveston’s beautiful historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue.

About the Galveston Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1979, the Symphony is a communitysupported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing the very best classical music to Galveston Island.

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Galveston symphony orchestra

February 9

Trond Plays Paganini

March 15

Tchaikovsky: Pathétique

April 19

Pines Of Rome

LIM SEA ITED moody mansion music recitals TS! Ticket includes wine and light refreshments during intermission Friday, February 7 Friday, March 13 Friday, April 17


february 23: new bryan museum music series “pioneerinG classics” The Bryan Museum’s 1880s Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory is the site of a NEW music series featuring Galveston Symphony Quartet members Trond Saeverud (violin), Tom Strauch (viola), Christina LeBlanc (violin), and Naldo Posella (cello) performing music drawn from crucial periods of Texas history, including a few vintage Hollywood themes and fun commentary.


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symphony sundays, 4:00 pm at the Grand 1894 opera house

Photo by Robert Mihovil, Mihovil Photography

see you at the symphony!

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Entertainment Schedule F e b rua ry 2020







Saturday 1 Crosstown Renegades 9-1


4 Tuesday Night Music Club 8-12


6 Denny Norris Jam Night 8-12

7 Double Shot Band 9-1

8 The Weeds 9-1



11 Tuesday Night Music Club 8-12

12 Waves Magazine Social Event 7-10

13 Denny Norris Jam Night 8-12

14 ONS Band 9-1

15 Tyler Stokes Band 9-1



18 Tuesday Night Music Club 8-12


20 Denny Norris Jam Night 8-12

21 Zach Tate Band 9-1

22 Under the Bridge Band 9-1



25 Tuesday Night Music Club 8-12


27 Denny Norris Jam Night 8-12

28 Brush Poppers 9-1

29 Buzz Dawgs 9-1

Feb. 1st

Tyler Stokes Feb. 15th

Feb. 12th

Zach Tate Feb. 21st

Brush Poppers Feb. 28th

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GALVESTON 2020 Schedule Of Events

Parking lots are located at • 21st & Market • 20th & Market • 20th & Post Office Parking garages are located at • 25th & Harborside • 22nd & Market

Gates are located at: • 25th & Mechanic • 23rd & Mechanic • 21st & Mechanic • 21st & Strand • 20th & Strand

Stages are located at • 23rd & Strand • 21st & Strand A Taxi stand is located on 23rd & Market for pickup/drop off of guests to the entertainment district.

*There is also metered street parking


Saturday, February 15th

Sunday, February 16th

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade 8:30pm | Downtown

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade 12pm – 3pm | 57th & Seawall to The Strand District

Fiesta Gras Parade #1 1pm | Strand District

Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade 10:00pm | Strand District

9th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart 1pm | Strand District

Mega 101 Fiesta Gras Parade 4pm | Strand District

Krewe D’iHeartMedia Art Car Parade 3pm | Strand District | 2300 Strand St. Krewe of Gambrinus Parade 6pm | 45th & Seawall Blvd.

Saturday, February 15 @ 6:00pm Corona Stage | 23rd & Strand, Saengerfest Park


Friday, February 21 @ 10:30pm Corona Stage | 23rd & Strand, Saengerfest Park

Friday, February 14th

Saturday, February 15th

Sunday, February 16th

Nervous Rex 5:15 p.m.

Global Village 12:30 p.m.

Bidi Bidi Banda 12:00 p.m.

Harbors Over Highways 7:30 p.m.

Treblehook 2:30 p.m.

La Leyenda 2:30 p.m.

Bare Necessity 10:00 p.m.

The Line Up 10:00 p.m.

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Mardi Gras Queens Court Balcony


Saturday, February 22nd

Sunday, February 23rd

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade – 7p-8p | Strand District

Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade 11a-2p | Seawall Blvd. | 2828 Seawall

Krewe Babalu 15th Annual All Krewe Parade – 8p-9p | Strand District

Z Krewe 26th Z Processional 1p-2p | Strand District | 2314 Strand

Shriners for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade 12pm | 2300 Strand St.

Krewe de Yaga’s Parade 9:30p – 10:30p | 2300 Strand St.

Mix 96.5 Parade 2:30p – 3:30p | Strand District | 2314 Strand St.

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade 1:30p | 2300 Strand St. Mardi Gras Children’s Parade 3pm | 2300 Strand St.

2217 Strand – Trumpets Building FREE entrance included in your Ticket Center of the Mardi Gras action Live Music | Multiple Parade Views Feb. 15th | 12p - 1a Feb 21st | 5p - 1a Feb 22nd | 12p - 1a

Tickets: Mardi Gras Head Quarters Balcony

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade 3:30p – 4:30p | Strand District | 2314 Strand St. Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade 6:30p – 8:30p | 25th & Seawall to the Strand District


Sick Duck 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 22nd

Mambo Jazz Kings 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 23rd

The Kevin Anthony Band 12:00 p.m.

2228 Strand - Strand next to Gracie’s FREE entrance included in your Ticket Bud Light Stage view with live entertainment Center of the Mardi Gras action Live Music | Multiple Parades Views Feb. 14th | 5p - 1a Feb. 15th | 12p - 1a Feb. 16th | 12p - 5p Feb 21st | 5p - 1a Feb 22nd | 12p - 1a

Tickets: Mardi Gras Kings Court Balcony

Bowling For Soup 10:30 p.m.

Brandon McDermott Band 6:00 p.m.

Bilge Pumps 3:00 p.m.

2021 Strand - Trolley Building

FREE entrance included in your Ticket Trolley Station atmosphere and clean bathrooms Live Music Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade Krewe of Gambrinus Parade 9th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade

OGRE Saturday 12:00 p.m.

Sprung 10:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Children’s Parade 3:00 p.m.

Feb. 15th | 12p - 1a Feb 21st | 5p - 1a Feb 22nd | 12p - 1a



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FEB 2 Sun 1:00 PM: Valentine’s Cookies with Royal Icing! FEB 6 Thu 6:30 PM: Tacos & Tequila! FEB 7 Fri 6:30 PM: Tacos & Tequila! FEB 8 Sat 11:00 AM: French Pastry 101! FEB 9 Sun 12:00 PM: Gulf Seafood - Feelin’ Crabby!

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FEB 20 Thu 6:30 PM: Boozy Creole Feast! FEB 28 Fri 6:30 PM: Traditional Tamales!

symphony sundays, 4:00 pm at the Grand 1894 opera house

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FEB 13 Thu 6:30 PM: Drunk in Love - Cheers to Valentine’s Day!

March 15

Tchaikovsky: Pathétique

April 19

Pines Of Rome

LIM SEA ITED moody mansion music recitals TS! Ticket includes wine and light refreshments during intermission Friday, February 7 Friday, March 13 Friday, April 17




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Sushi Rice stuffed with Crab Salad & Cream Cheese, Panko Breaded & Deep Fried, served with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce.





Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, Spicy Yellowtail, & Fried Crab. Wrapped in Pink Soy Paper, topped with Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce, & Crunchy Tempura Flakes.

Softshell Crab, Avocado, & Spicy Tuna wrapped in Pink Soy Paper, topped wit Spicy Kani, Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce & Jalapenos.


February 9

Trond Plays Paganini



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february 23: new bryan museum music series “pioneerinG classics” The Bryan Museum’s 1880s Belgian-designed iron and glass Conservatory is the site of a NEW music series featuring Galveston Symphony Quartet members Trond Saeverud (violin), Tom Strauch (viola), Christina LeBlanc (violin), and Naldo Posella (cello) performing music drawn from crucial periods of Texas history, including a few vintage Hollywood themes and fun commentary.

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1 23rd Street Station Gary Graham | 9-12 Blu Boutique Keith Neubauer | 3 - 7 Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p Sharky’s Tavern Crosstown Renegades | 9pm - 1am


Farmers Market Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. | 9am


23rd Street Station Sunday Sing-a-Long | 4p-7p Blu Boutique Shellye Cheyenne | 12 - 4 Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p


Farmers Market Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. | 9am

Bubba’s On The Strand 2408 Strand Starts at 8pm


Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p Mardi Gras All Day & Night!


13 Sharky’s Tavern 504 25th Street Starts at 8pm

23rd Street Station Ladies Night w/ Laura Magers 6p-9p

Bubba’s On The Strand 2408 Strand Starts at 8pm


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Farmers Market Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. | 9am

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p a, th


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Mardi Gras All Day & Night!


Farmers Market Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. | 9am 23rd Street Station Sunday Sing-a-Long | 4p-7p Blu Boutique Amy N Me | 12 - 4 Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p

Sharky’s Tavern DoubleShot | 9pm - 1am

Mardi Gras All Day & Night!


Bubba’s On The Strand 2408 Strand Starts at 8pm


27 Sharky’s Tavern 504 25th Street Starts at 8pm

23rd Street Station Ladies Night w/ Laura Magers 6p-9p

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p Sharky’s Tavern The Weeds | 9pm - 1am Mardi Gras All Day & Night!


Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p

Sharky’s Tavern ONS Band | 9pm - 1am Mardi Gras All Day & Night!


Sharky’s Tavern Zach Tate | 9pm - 1am

23rd Street Station Karen Martin | 6-9 Dave Thomas | 9-12

Sharky’s Tavern Tyler Stokes | 9pm - 1am Mardi Gras All Day & Night!

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p


23rd Street Station Chad Lewis Jazz | 9-12 Blu Boutique Marina Rocks | 3 - 7 Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p Sharky’s Tavern Tone Salinas -| 9pm - 1am


Sharky’s Tavern Brush Poppers | 9pm - 1am Bubba’s On The Strand 2408 Strand Starts at 8pm

Blu Boutique Marina Rocks | 3 - 7

23rd Street Station Clay Howell | 9-12 Blu Boutique Cheryl Cawood | 3 - 7

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p 23rd Street Station Ladies Night w/ Laura Magers 6p-9p


23rd Street Station Mike Suiero | 9-12

23rd Street Station LU/X | 6-9 Mike & Jayme | 9-12

23rd Street Station Kirk Hale | 6-9 Thomas Cokinos | 9-12

23rd Street Station Sunday Sing-a-Long | 4p-7p Blu Boutique Rodney Haines | 12 -4


23rd Street Station Ryan Sweeney | 6-9 Chris Bergeron | 9-12

Bubba’s On The Strand The Band Stranded | 4p-8p

23rd Street Station Christopher Bergeron 6p-9p

23rd Street Station Sunday Sing-a-Long | 4p-7p Blu Boutique Geoff Fish | 12 -4


Sharky’s Tavern 504 25th Street Starts at 8pm

29 23rd Street Station Clay Howell | 9-12 Sharky’s Tavern Buzz Dawgs | 9pm - 1am

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FISHING GUIDE A Guide To Galveston Fishing

Galveston waters are home to a diversity of fish, from giant hard pulling monsters to sleek, sneaky predators that require skill to outsmart. From the inshore waters of Galveston Bay to the clear blue waters found offshore, when it comes to saltwater fish, Galveston, Texas stands out as one of the hottest spots in the world.

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Join us in this section featuring advice, techniques and stories of the “big one” with local pro’s like Patrick Lemire and Max Conner. Find recommended bait and tackle shops as well as powerhouse charters to get you out on the water in search of the “catch of a lifetime”. Enjoy!

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his past month was one for the record books! On January 11, I fished the 2020 POC Freeze Out Tournament benefitting Port O’Connor Elementary School. With my team; Gerald Schneider and Brandon Traw, we captured 2nd place combined stringer and 3rd place trout stringer. However, with a 7.46lb trout, I finished FIRST among the 59 teams entered. This 29” beauty was a personal best for me and the payout was SWEET. We drew boat #28 and left out in the middle of a crowded pack. We worked the shorelines, catching decent redfish, but could only add a 5.5lb red to the stringer. The trout continued to be elusive, only dinks, until shortly before running out of time. That’s when I landed the massive trout. Brandon finally snagged a 6.5lb redfish and we were confident now as we headed to weigh-in with a 20lb plus stringer. You can’t imagine my excitement as I raised the massive trout from the bag, and everyone was gasping! Huge shout out to the local businesses and sponsors for this tournament. I’ve fished a lot of tournaments and none were more professional and organized that the POC Freeze Out. The trophies were nice, and the payouts were huge! Congratulations to Team ES Custom Boats for 1st Place Trout Stringer. Congratulations to the out team – Anglers Anonymous! It only takes four bites to get you in the money! Shout-out to my sponsors – Hunter Welch – Fishstix Rods, Jason Paul – Stinky Pants Fishing, Michael Bosse – Down South Lures and Billy Ray Wagner – SaltWater Soul.

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As a leader in the fishing community, with Williams Party Boats since 1962, The late Mr. patrick Lemire has provided us with many months of professional articles so that we may continue to share his expertise with his beloved fishing community. We will continue to run this pro-advice each month as these techniques are truly timeless.



he loop knot is another of those simple rigging methods that have been around for many years. It is not only simple, but it works well in a variety of tying methods and the cost is zero — sounds pretty good to me. When a mono knot is tied tightly against a hook, jig or plug’s attachment eye, the stiffness of the mono will definitely restrict the movement somewhat of whichever of them is behind it. This stiffness will vary by manufacturer, type and size of the mono. Some loop knots are designed to snug up tightly against the eye when the line comes tight. . . something about that bothers me. I want my loop knot to stay a loop, slip bothers me, again. A couple of those which are designed to slip and tighten against the eye are the Uni and the Two-Wrap Hangman’s Knot. Some of those that don’t slip are Homer’s knot, the Perfection Loop, the Rapala Knot and the Non-Slip Loop Knot. A loop knot at the hook’s eye gives the same benefits as a much more expensive hook with a welded or solid metal ring in its eye. The added motion the loop knot allows lets you impart the motion desired to your presentation with less effort on your part. The current adds to it also, that’s a more natural look, again for free. Whatever you’re tied to, its movement will naturally increase. This greater range of motion gives your presentation a more lifelike, natural look.

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Tying up this particular non-slip loop knot in your 40-100 lb. mono main line or leader goes like this: Tie an overhand knot 8-10” from the end of your mono line/ leader. Now, pass the end of the leader through the hook, jig or plug’s leader attachment eye, then back through the overhand knot as shown at “A” on the illustration. Pull the leader’s end through the overhand loop far enough to get the approximate size of the mono eye at the attachment eye you desire. Next, wrap the mono’s tag end 3-4 times around the leader then headed back through the overhand knot, as at the illustration’s “B”; use 2-3 turns with 100 to 80 lb. mono. The third part of the illustration, “C”, shows the tag end of the leader passed through the overhand knot. After moistening with saliva, pull on the tag end to snug the turns around the main line/leader. Now pull on the main line and hook to complete the tightening of this non-slip mono loop knot. During this tying and tightening procedure, keep a couple of things in mind. First, use a tight, secure grip at all times for safety, since there is a sharp hook involved that doesn’t have a brain — you have to supply that. Second, make adjustments as necessary throughout this process to keep the mono loop the size you are looking for. At the bottom of the illustration is the completed look of this non-slip loop knot after the tag end is cut off to about 1/8” length. When using this non-slip loop knot on

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bait presentation a better chance of being eaten by your targeted predator. See the added motion that this non-slip loop knot allows your bait to have by looking at it about 3-4 feet below the surface of the water at boat side. Let the boat’s rocking, or a rod tip twitch set it in motion and you’ll see the plus that this loop knot brings. A true “see test” would be to tie up separate rigs, one with the mono knot tight at the “eye”, one with the “loop” connection, but that would be going to the extreme. If the benefits already mentioned aren’t obvious, just believe me, they are definitely there.

There is an old saying, “Better is the enemy of good enough”. While that’s true many times, using the Non-Slip Loop Knot for your mono connection to a hook, plug or jig eye goes against that line of thought. a baited hook, that added natural “swim” effect applies to strip baits as well as whole, dead or live baitfish. Don’t forget to occasionally give your bait an “alive but in trouble” movement with a sharp but small twitch of your rod tip. This “free motion” loop connection will definitely give your

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Using the Non-Slip Loop Knot is a case of something old being pointed out that will heighten your chances of a hookup. New, or recycled, add this loop knot to your fishing arsenal or just use it again and out of semi-retirement. I know that I’m guilty of forgetting old tricks that have worked for me in the past — recycling this one is a prime example.

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Recipe of the Month Lone Star Beer Spicy Marinated Pork Ribs Yield: [4-6 ser vings] Prep time: [45 minutes] Total time: [5-6 hours] FIS HING SECTION | Advice, Techniques & Equipment

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Pork spare ribs | 1 whole rack Lone star beer | 1 bottle Course sea salt | ¼ cup Brown sugar | ¾ cup White sugar | ½ cup Soy sauce | 1/3 cup White vinegar | 1/8 cup Molasses | 1 tbsp Honey | 1 tbsp Fresh chili pequin | 2 tbsp chopped Fresh garlic | 4 cloves sliced thin Pineapple juice | ¼ cup Duck fat spray TSS the Juicy Pig TSS Pequin Garlic Salt

Directions In Texas, we love our cold Lone Star beer and a spicy rack of smoked pork ribs! I grew up in south Texas harvesting wild chili pequins so you will see them used in many of my recipes, but if you can’t find them use any fresh spicy red peppers like Thai varieties or dry red pepper flakes to taste. I like to smoke the whole rack of spare ribs and only cut off the breastbone plus trim the ends to have straight lines. Do NOT remove the membrane. It holds moisture in while smoking and being marinated its not necessary to add rub on the bone side.

Combine all ingredients, add rack or ribs to 3-gallon plastic zipper bag and pour ingredients over the top. Remove air and seal then place in fridge with meat face down in the marinade overnight. Fire the smoker up to 275 degrees and after removing ribs from marinade, spray meat side with duck fat spray and add a light coat of TSS Texas Pequin garlic Salt then a heavier coat of TSS the Juicy Pig BBQ rub and set for 15 minutes.

place a piece of non-stick foil under the rack to keep it from drying out. Spray the meat side with duck fat spray and continue to smoke. Around 190 degrees internal, lay a piece of non-stick foil on top of the rack to protect from getting too dark or leave off if a darker look is desired. Smoke until 200-205 degrees internal when a probe easily goes in and out of the thickest areas. Rest for 20 minutes, cut and enjoy with a cold Lone Star beer!

Place ribs on an elevated rack and smoke until 140 degrees internal then

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rom the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, Galveston saw an emergence of Mardi Gras celebrations, after which many additions to the festivities continued, over the years, and then a decline with the start of World War I.

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Fast forward to 1985 when Cynthia and George Mitchell brought the citywide celebrations back to the island for what would eventually develop into a now, much anticipated and widely attended annual event.

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Galveston businesses that line the streets of the downtown Strand area and the streets adjacent, find the weekends of Mardi Gras to be a bit cumbersome, at times, as outside vendors are brought in with tents that often take the historic feel and look of the storefronts to the backdrop of the city. Locals and visitors, alike, flock to the downtown area regularly to patronage the eclectic and unique boutiques, shops, bars, and restaurants, but sometimes forget there are still prominent Mardi Gras stops for all of their needs and wants during the practically month-long celebration. Local businesses pull out all the stops to bring in the unique flavors, colors, and items that make Mardi Gras a true celebration on the island. Walking behind the vendor tents and into the boutiques, shoppers will find fashions, hand-picked by boutique owners, such as Blu Boutique at 25th and Strand Street, where they’ve been stocking and selling Mardi Gras outfits from head to toe, already. Also, anchored in local support and always ready to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry, Island Silver will have a full inventory of exclusive jewelry lines for

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di Maceo King and Queen. Everyone is invited to join in on the food, live music and fun for the night. Already available for parties and celebrations, Maceos has a variety of party trays, king cakes and traditional foods for the season such as red beans, potato salad, and their scrumptious muffalettas.

reasonable prices.

Maceos Spice and Imports, 2706 Market Street, take the Mardi Gras season to a whole new level by bringing in the authentic Rao’s Bakery King Cakes from Beaumont, Texas and hosting their annual Mardi Gras party for all to enjoy on February 20th, where they crown the Krewe

“There will be three stages of his life depicted in the busts and I am so honored to be the one to do this”, says Anderson. Known on the island for not only his gallery space, but the murals he has created for the Galveston Railroad Museum, and a now well-known picture spot with his Beatles mural on seawall outside the Hazy Daze store. Anderson has called Galveston home for 11 years now and will be Waves featured downtowner in the March issue. During Mardi Gras and every day at his studio space, he will have his open sign on and welcomes everyone to come by and see his collection of originals and prints while also experiencing an artist in action. ~C. Monroe

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Local restaurants and bars offer specials throughout the festivities and bring out new flavors and twists on old favorites. The food of Mardi Gras is by far a favorite part of the celebration. The sweets and treats will be plentiful at all of the local favorites, including LaKing’s Confectionary, 2323 Strand Street, with their exclusively hand-made Mardi Gras saltwater taffy and King Cake Fudge and Gypsy Joynt at, 2711 Market Street, with their flavored King Cakes and one of a kind Mardi Gras coffee drinks with the baby on top.

Traveling back to the roots of Mardi Gras on the island and honoring the man who brought so much to the island, the Knights of Momus float will have three busts of George Mitchell which were designed and painted by local artist, Derek Anderson. Anderson, who has his working gallery space at 2224 Church Street, was honored to bring Mitchell to life for this year’s parade.

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writer on the island so my whole family has endorsed, authorized and been involved with her writing this book and the possibilities of where this book can go are endless”, said Concetta Maceo, as she spoke of the upcoming book release.

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Concetta is Waves Magazine’s featured downtowner for February. She and her dad still run the Maceo Spice and Imports store and restaurant at 2706 Market Street, which is also the location for the book launch on February 8th from 6-9 pm. They are Known for their muffulettas and other family recipes, but Concetta also has many favorites in the downtown area that make her days of cooking and working, downtown even better. Just a short golf cart ride or walk away, she enjoys these among many others. Valiant Church, 2002 Post Office Street has been her church home for 4 years now. This non-denominational church is like a second home for her and her husband, Dustin.


Post Office Street galleries and boutiques- It’s hard to choose favorites when they all have so much to offer for Concetta.

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Maceo Spice & Imports

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he Maceo family and Mardi Gras celebrations go hand in hand, so what better time of year to release a new book, by local writer Kimber Fountain and History Press, entitled “The Maceos and the Free State of Galveston.”

The release of the book and the launch party on February 8th will give everyone a new, authentic look into the island family known for bringing famous names, restaurants, clubs and stories to Galveston. “Kimber is just a wonderful woman and hands down by favorite

Witchery, 2116 Post Office Street - “Not only do I adore Clyde and Kim, the owners, but I buy sage and money incense by the box lot from there. I love everything about the store.” Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream, 2120 Post Office Street- “They are my island favorite for ice cream and the brownies are the best I have ever eaten, especially warmed up with some of their ice cream on top.” Mod coffee, 2126 Post Office Street- “I just love the owner, Holly, and many of the first dates with my husband were at Mod so it holds a special place in my heart.” DTO (Daiquiri Time Out), 2701 Market Street- “I love that when I walk in, they just know to make me a Maker’s Old Fashion and don’t even questions it. Best cocktails.” Tremont hotel lobby, 2300 Ships Mechanic Row- “We love to spend Friday nights there, listening to the live music. It has such a New Orleans feel and it’s homey and welcoming.” Varga’s Cut and Catch, 2102 Post Office Street- “The steak is amazing, and I live for the creamed spinach.” Strand Street- “At Christmas time especially and during Mardi Gras, I love watching the dog and cat parade along with the children’s parade from the old Trolley Station balcony. I have many memories from childhood, down there, as well, like the giant chess game at Saengerfest Park and other things.” ~C.Monroe

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i everybody. The weather lately has got Bunny into wanting some good home, rib sticking cookin’. I don’t know about you, but these are two that popped into my head – meatloaf and macaroni and cheese!! The meatloaf is a recipe from Mr. Bunny’s mother. The mac and cheese is a unique one from a friend of mine. You cook it in a crock pot! The ingredients in it are a little weird, but it is so good. So get your loaf pan and crock pot out and let’s start cookin’.

Mamma’s Meat Loaf Ingredients • 2 pounds lean ground beef • 2 slices of bread, torn in tiny pieces (I crush saltines sometimes) • 1 egg • 2 tablespoons instant/ minced onions • 2/3 cup milk • ¼ cup catsup (that’s how she spelled it folks) • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning • 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper (I use a little bit more)

Directions Mix all ingredients thoroughly with hands, and form into a loaf. Place in loaf pan and cut slits in top. Spread catsup on top of slits. Bake 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees or 1 hour at 400 degrees. Be sure to measure correctly. It makes a big difference. And did you notice… chopping of anything!


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Missy’s Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients • • • • • • • •

2 cups elbow macaroni 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon dry mustard 1 can of cream of chicken soup ½ cup sour cream ½ cup mayonnaise ½ teaspoon pepper 3 cups cheddar cheese 1 cup gruyere cheese (you can find this in your deli at the grocery store)

Directions Cook macaroni for about 5-6 minutes and drain (you don’t what to overcook). Combine all the ingredients. Pour in your crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours – stirring a couple of times. All crock pots are different, so it might need a little longer to cook. This should keep your tummy happy for a while.

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Hi there, Wavers, Before your Bum gets started this month, I want to Thank each one of you very much for voting Waves Magazine the “Best Print Publication” in Galveston for the second straight year!

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Your Bum got a terrific response from you regarding January’s Favorite All-Time Television Characters article. An idea came to me while I was out running around in my ol’ scarab the other day. It’s not like me to have very many thoughts in a day, but here is what had me thinking. Since the All-Time Television Characters received such a wonderful response, how about listing my Favorite All-Time Television Theme Songs? Here is my list. I am sure you have many favorites too. Let’s see how many we match:

Cheers | 1982 – 1993 | “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” By Gary Pertnoy and Judy Hart Angelo. One of your Bum’s personal favorites. It received an Emmy nomination in 1983. It’s generally considered among the best TV show theme songs throughout the history of the medium.

The Golden Girls | 1985-1992 | “Thank You for Being A Friend” By Andrew Gold. Performed by Cynthia Fee. One for my lady friends. Though most people associate this song with the TV series, Gold’s original recording of “Thank You for Being A Friend” hit #25 on the Hot 100 list in 1978.

Hawaii Five-O | 1968-1980 - 2010 to Present | By Morton Stevens. Awesome enough to be used again for the series remake years later (the original was re-recorded with some of the same musicians). Hawaii Five-O is one of the all-time greats.

The Andy Griffith Show | 1960-1968 | “The Fishin’ Hole” By Earle Hagen, Hebert Spencer, and Everett Sloan. One of the most memorable themes ever is one of the simplest. Largely whistled (by Hagen). Actual musical instruments don’t come in until about halfway through the 30-second theme.

Mission: Impossible | 1966-1973, 1988-1990 | By Lalo Schifrin. Two TV series, six movies (and counting) - Mission: Impossible is one of the golden standards for theme music.

The Jeffersons | 1975-1985 | “Movin’ On Up” By Jeff Barry and Ja’net Dubois. Performed by Dubois. The theme charts the Jefferson’s move from their old neighborhood to their new high-rise thanks to the success of George’s dry-cleaning chain. Musical side note: the late regular Roxie Roker (Helen Willis) is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz.

The Addams Family | 1964-1966 | By Vic Mizzy. A piece that’s destined to live forever on Halloween compilations, The Addams Family theme contains the most famous double-snaps of all time. M*A*S*H* | 1972-1983 | “Suicide Is Painless” by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Mike Altman. This TV series spun out of the successful 1970 film by Robert Altman; the movie featured a version of Suicide Is Painless with lyrics. The lyrics were written by the director’s son, who was only 14 at the time.

The Beverly Hillbillies | 1962-1971 | “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” By Paul Henning. Vocals by Jerry Scoggins. Instrumentals by Flatt & Scruggs. This is one your Bum loves to sing from start to finish. The song spent 20 weeks on the Billboard country singles charts, scoring a Number One Hit for three weeks in 1962.

Peter Gunn | 1958-1961 | By Henry Mancini. Instantly recognizable, this Peter Gunn theme song brought Henry Mancini an Emmy and two Grammy’s, including album of the year in 1959.

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with Jan & D e a n Hi Jan and Dean. I need your advice. My wife recently received a huge promotion within her company. Well deserved, and I’m proud of her. But with this promotion, she has to go to all these galas, social events, openings, etc., and they expect the spouses to attend most of these as well. I’m very much an introvert, do not do well with small talk, smiling at some politician I don’t even know, plus I hate to dress up. (I do dress nicely, but I’m not a suit and tie type of guy). She has dragged me to so many of these, I can’t stand it anymore. How can I tell her I have had enough? ~Ira the Introvert.

You also state that your wife’s company expects the spouses to attend their events. I think if you want your wife to prosper in her new position, you should try to be supportive. It won’t hurt you one bit to lay down your television remote and get off the couch once in a while.

ell Ira, I’m sure you have told her over and over how proud you are of her (I hope), and that she knows you are an introvert and don’t like socializing (I hope), so here are a couple of things that might help. Compromise with her. Pick a few that you might feel half way comfortable going to and go. The rest, bow out. I’m sure a few other spouses don’t go to all of them. You never said if you work, but I assume you do. Get very busy at work!!! Work overtime. Don’t make yourself available all of the time. As for dressing up?? Men have it easy. You can wear the same suit, just change the tie. You can do it!

Man up, Ira. Be supportive of your wife. Appreciate the fact that you have a woman that is successful in her profession.


One thing you didn’t elaborate on is how does your wife feel about all of this? Does she really care if you are there or not? My feeling is, that since you haven’t had the backbone to tell her that you don’t want to go to these company functions, that you know she really does want you going with her.



ello Ira, the first thing I noticed in your question is an “I, I, I” and “me,me,me” kind of attitude. I have had several people comment recently saying that I have gone soft and that I have been agreeing with Jan quite often. Unfortunately for you, this isn’t going to be one of those times. You state that your wife has received a huge promotion. I am betting that with that huge promotion came a very nice increase in income. My wild guess is I bet you don’t mind that part of it.


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ADULT EVENTS - 18+ Only Adult Anime and Manga Club!

Tuesday, February 4th @ 4:30 – 6 PM | Tasty Refreshments will be Served! | Randall Room – 1st floor

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

Every Tuesday @ 5:30 PM | Are you a long time player, or new to the game? Been looking for a D & D group to call your own? Dungeons and Dragons will now be at the Rosenberg Library! No registration required, and refreshments will be served.

2020 Galveston Reads Movie - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Coastal Crafts - Valentine’s Earrings with artist Annette Kinslow!

Tuesday, February 11th @ 4:30 – 5:45 PM | Join us in making beautiful Valentine’s Day wire and bead earrings! As always, it is all free, but places are limited. Register at the reference desk (second floor) or call 409-763-8854, extension 115! | Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Saturday, February 29th @ 11am – 4:30 PM | Drop by after 11am for a coastal wetlands specimen petting zoo (insects, shells, grasses, and other natural wonders) brought to you by the Galveston Bay Area Texas Master Naturalists, and stay for a presentation about the Bay Area’s wetlands and wildlife starting at 3pm. | Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

TEEN EVENTS - Age 13-18 Only Teen Tabletop RPG

Mondays @ 4:30 – 7:30 PM | February 3rd and 24th | Play a penand-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons! Choose one of three different campaigns to join! | Fox Room – 4th floor

Teen Gaming

Wednesdays @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM | February 19th and 26th | Come play a huge variety of board games – from Pandemic to Sherriff of Nottingham and more! Depending on the week we may have video games like Smash Bros., Mario Kart, or Rocket League, and VR systems with Beat Saber and Robo Recall! | Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Other Programs Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Adult Trivia Night

Thursday, February 13th @ 6:30 – 8 PM | Put together a team of 2 or more and come enjoy our trivia night! No team? Meet new teammates here! Refreshments will be served. | Fox Room – 4th floor @ the Rosenberg Library

Rosenberg Library Adult Book Club

Thursday, February 18th @ 6 – 7 PM | Join our Rosenberg library adult book club! For February our title will be The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton. | McCullough Room – 2nd floor

Galveston Reads - Child Development Specialist, Diane T. Goyette

Thursday, February 20th @ 6 – 7:30 PM | Diane T. Goyette M.A., is the owner of Early Childhood Specialties in Houston. As a trainer, consultant and speaker, she supports adults who care for and work with young children, drawing from both her career as an early childhood educator and her experiences as a parent. Join Diane as she explains how being abandoned and other traumatic events in childhood affect children’s developing brains. Learn how morals develop and how life events influence them. Discover how Kya’s relationship with Tate contributed to her ability to overcome her hardships. You will leave with a better understanding of how Kya’s childhood shaped her thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Refreshments will be served! | Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Wednesday, February 12th @ 4 – 6 PM | Is romance not your thing? Are all the hearts and love in the air making you sick? Come watch 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13), make duct tape roses and eat smelly snacks! Note: those in relationships are still welcome! | Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Fandom Discussion & Debate Club

Friday, February 21st @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM | Discuss and debate with other teens about various subjects and fandoms! New topics every month. | Randall Room – 1st floor

Anime Club

Friday, February 28th @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM For ages 13-18 only | Pocky, Hi-Chews, soda, and anime! | Randall Room – 1st floor

Adult Board Game Night

Thursday, February 27th @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Come try out new-toyou board games like Pandemic, Catan, and more! Don’t worry - we’ll teach you the rules. | Fox Room – 4th floor @ the Rosenberg Library

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Thursday, February 6th @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Our 2020 Galveston Reads movie is Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)! Tasty refreshments will be served. Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor @ the Rosenberg Library

Galveston Reads - Texas Master Naturalists Presentation on Galveston’s Wetlands

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Your time is valuable. Trust Waves Dining Section to be your personal concierge on the Galveston Dining Circuit. With tips, amenities, features like outdoor seating, pet friendliest places and price points, let us test the WAVES at various Island Restaurants for you! See you at the table!

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8027 Harborside Drive | Galveston, Texas 77554

Ph. (409) 632-7411 Closed Mondays


Soul 2 Soul Cafe Now Offers Catering!


Get your Soul Food Fix! Soul 2 Soul 3104 Market Street Galveston, TX 77550

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by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

Highlighting Galveston’s Best of the Best Dining Experiences. #1 Waves Magazine Requested Article! who’s who of our local restaurant scene. Through hurricanes and floods, this establishment has survived and prospered reflecting the best of our resilient culture. From their pleasant and pet-friendly outdoor patio adjacent to Saengerfest Park, you can be a part of the downtown action while enjoying a refreshing beverage and snack or a full romantic moonlit dinner. Sunny afternoons and evenings bring street entertainers and bands tableside while you relax and dine.


taste of the Caribbean awaits as you enter this historic building in the very heart of Galveston’s bustling Strand entertainment district.

For more than 25 years, Yaga’s Cafe has been spicing up the local food scene with its tasty and affordable twist on tropical treats, mouthwatering burgers, and fresh hot artisan pizzas. Many generations of Galvestonians have crossed their threshold and countless students from local schools have fond memories of their first employment here. More than one local chef traces their roots to this restaurant and the list of former partners and owners reads like a

Of course, as with any restaurant, it is the food that people come for and keep returning. Yaga’s never lets you down. The generous portions and low prices are legendary. Starting with a large offering of appetizers, you can choose from delicious crab cakes, Mexican treats like quesadillas and chips & salsa, spicy jalapenos sliced and fried, or my favorite spicy wings, and much more. There is a full array of soups and salads, including their tasty gumbo and award-winning Texas chili. Their mango Cajun salmon salad merges tropical flavors with Louisiana spices. My favorite Greek salad blends the flavors of the Mediterranean into a heart-healthy dish. Speaking of healthy, a portion of their menu is dedicated to several low calorie, low-fat dishes ranging from chicken and fish broccoli combinations to their “QUIN-WOW” bowl combining quinoa, pecans, artichokes and other vegetables with a balsamic glaze.

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An array of specialty burgers leads off a sandwich menu that features a traditional club, a chicken club, a Cuban panini, shrimp po’boy, mahi-mahi tacos, and many others. I never tire of their pizzas. Select from a hand-tossed or thin crust, add the toppings you want or opt for one of their specialty pizzas, grab a beer from their extensive selection of draft or bottled beers and just kick back, relax and enjoy the vibes. Is gluten a concern? No problem! Just order their cauliflower crust. It is delicious. If you prefer a full dinner, there are a lot of chef selections ranging from island-inspired coconut shrimp to a spicy Jamaican jerk chicken or just a mountain of grilled or fried shrimp. Weekend evenings bring live entertainment and you can dance while enjoying your favorite cocktail from their full-service bar or choose from their menu of specialty drinks. A weekly happy hour from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM M-F offers a lively sidewalk cafe setting and reduced drink prices. SunThey also offer a special brunch menu on Saturday and Sun day from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Handicap accessible and pet-friendly on the patio. Street Parking only. Parking in the downtown area can be a challenge. Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday - Saturday - 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Ya ga’s Tropical Cafe 2314 Strand St, Galveston, Texas 77550 409-762-6676

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area. A quiet nook is available upstairs and Wi-Fi is provided in all areas.


ong a fixture in Galveston’s downtown Post Office Street entertainment and art district, the locally owned Mod continues to be a destination for relaxation and refreshment. Strategically located in a historic building in the middle of all the action, the Mod is a perfect oasis for a casual refreshment and a break from shopping.

Located at the corner of 22nd Street and Post Office, as you enter you pass through a bright seating area and proceed to the ordering counter in the rear. There, a cheerful barrister will take your order and prepare your drink. Homemade scones and other treats are available to augment your beverage order. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional coffees, expressos, cappuccinos, lattes or teas.

A vine-covered trellis that shades the sidewalk seating area is the perfect spot for people watching while enjoying a beverage or snack. Many of my Sunday mornings have been spent reading the newspaper and lounging in this outdoor space. Finding a seat on a nice day can be a challenge as it is very popular. The Mod is the perfect place to loiter and read a book or catch up on your emails. At least a few tables will be commandeered by students from the nearby UTMB medical school or Texas A&M marine college as they study or complete assignments. If it is too crowded, I simply get my order to go. There are many places downtown to sit and enjoy a drink or snack. Handicap accessible, street parking only.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 10:00PM Saturday - Sunday 8:00AM - 10:00PM

Their specialty lattes are offered in more than a dozen handcrafted flavors. Some, like the Holly with its toffee nut, vanilla, and cinnamon sugar, is a familiar traditional. Others, like their Grasshopper with mocha and green mint, are more exotic. All are delicious and refreshing. Their frozen drinks and smoothies are welcome during our semi-tropical summers and are made with real fruit and berries. The mango and peach tea slushes hit the spot in the heat of summer. There is ample seating inside the main room and an adjacent 58 | Wa v e s M a g a z i n e | F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 I s s u e

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Pennie’s Take Out Menu Smoked Brisket Quality brisket covered with our original rub, slow smoked and ready to be sliced when you order. Pork Ribs Pork ribs cooked with our original rub till almost done then basted with our honey sweetened sauce.

Link Sausage Pork and Beef link sausage smoked over oak ready and waiting for you to order.

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Sandwiches Chopped Beef | Sliced Beef | Sausage |Comes with a complimentary 4 oz side Stuffed Baked Potato Huge baked potato filled with butter, cheese, sour cream, chives and best of all chopped brisket!

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News, Updates And Insights Regarding Our Galveston Dining Scene.

February Dining Highlights This month we have three major dining events in Galveston.

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Galveston Restaurant Week.

by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

for menu and details and to make reservations. Moody Gardens is offering a fixed price six course dinner in their Garden Restaurant at this island resort. With live music and champagne this promises to be a romantic evening. Cost is $225 per couple. For information and reservations visit their website at or call at 409-683-4238.

Mardi Gras February 14 - 25. Galveston Restaurant Week continues from January into the first week of February. This annual event offers fixed price menu specials at participating restaurants. This event is now in its 9th year and is incredibly popular allowing patrons to explore new restaurants and dishes at bargain prices. For more information see:

Valentine’s day February 14.

Here are a few we may suggest: Coastal Grill is offering several inspired specials all with complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for desert. Choose from Stuffed Red Snapper, Mediterrean grilled chicken, Shrimp and scallops carbonara, or a special steak and lobster tail. See their website or call for more details. | 409-765-5386. La Cocina - Celebrity Chef Mary Bass is offering a fixed price four course Valentine dinner at her newly opened La Covina event center. Cost is $100 per couple plus gratuity. Several seatings are available. Seating is communal so it is a wonderful opportunity to share your evening and make new friends. Reservations are required. See her website

She Devil Pastry at 814 11th Street is an Island boutique bakery that has perfected a gluten free King Cake and offers it in medium and large sizes both filled and non-filled. She also has regular King Cakes and a special mini King Cake for only $8.00. Orders must be placed in advance and can be picked up at the Galveston Farmers Market at the Bryant Museum. Call 409-877-4223 or email at


One of Galveston’s largest celebrations is our annual Mardi Gras. Many thousands of visitors will jam our restaurants and bars. Early reservations are essential for dining. There are too many parties and events to list. However one common element for most parties is a King Cake. These specially baked cakes are only available for a short couple of weeks. Kroger’s and other supermarkets usually have them but for a really unique experience you should order one from our local bakeries. Here are some suggestions:

Who doesn’t want to take their sweetheart out for a special meal on this romantic holiday? This year Valentine day overlaps with the first day of Mardi Gras in Galveston so you need to make reservations early if you are dining out. Most area restaurants offer some sort of Valentine special.

ShyKatz Bakery and Deli at 1528 Ave L Street can make them in many flavors. Just give them a few days of notice. or 409-770-0500.

Maceo’s 2706 Market Street offers an array of specialty baked cakes in several flavors. The owner Concetta Maceo-Sims requests that you order in advance but also stocks a few extras for last minute shoppers. However she cannot guarantee availability or flavors unless you pre-order. PattyCakes Bakery 704 14th Street has some excellent cakes. However as they state “making the laminated dough is a very labor intensive activity and we need to plan accordingly”. So please order ahead or 409762-2537. Muffin Tops Catering will be offering miniature King Cakes. Contact Jennifer Jenson at 409-3923695. Gypsy Joynt on 2711 Market Street has them. Always prudent to order ahead to insure availability. or call 409-497-2069.

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Prohibition Reds at 24th Street and Church celebrated a grand re-opening as they transition into more of a music and nightclub venue. Retaining their old world charm, the atmosphere is more English Pub “clubby” with expanded live music and happy hour. Specializing in artisan drinks, they also offer an array of draft and bottled beers and some great deals on mixed drinks. Their new menu is abbreviated and the focus is on lighter fare but some of your old favorites may be available off menu. David and his team have worked hard to make this a neighborhood gathering place and event venue. Drop in and say hello.

Closings Buck’s Barbecue - We are extremely saddened by the closure of Buck’s Barbecue. Jim Buchanan and his team brought a unique cuisine to our island dining scene. With his fusion of award winning hill country style smoked meats and classic southern dishes he tickled our palates and won our respect. Goodbye Jim and Colleen. Best wishes in your new venture. Viet Cajun - We hardly got to know this West side restaurant that offered top rated Vietnamese pho and Banh Mi sandwiches along with boiled crawfish, gumbo and oysters. Church’s Chicken - Presumably the victim of a corporate restructuring, We hope they return. _________________________________________

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Spotlight Chef: by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

28th and Seawall

Chris Lopez BLVD Seafood on the Seawall

A deep appreciation for fine dining has spawned renowned chefs like the legendary James Beard. Chef Lopez excelled in this environment and honed his skills. He served as executive chef of Piatti, an upscale Italian restaurant in Seattle, for two years before moving to Portland Oregon where he opened El Gaucho, a fine dining steakhouse. After several years in the Pacific Northwest, Chef Lopez relocated to Galveston Island. With our abundance of locally caught fresh seafood it was natural for Lopez to assume the position of Executive Chef at locally owned Saltwater Grill - one of Galveston’s top seafood restaurants. Leaving there in October 2005, Chef Lopez opened his own fine dining restaurant M&M in a historic building in downtown Galveston. That business thrived and won many

acclaims before coming to an abrupt halt when hurricane Ike sent several feet of water into the building.

Picking up the pieces after the devastation of Ike, Chris joined the family at Yagas Cafe. As executive chef at Yagas, he transformed the dining experience and cuisine and introduced “pairing” menus which have subsequently become very popular. Over the years he has paired four tequila dinners, three rum dinners and two bourbon and one vodka dinner. He also greatly expanded their catering business to accommodate groups of all sizes. Lopez is a member of the Chains des Rotisseurs and has designed the menu for the inaugural Chain des Rotisserie dinner at the American National Insurance company headquarters in Galveston as well as several parties hosted by Yagas. Currently, Chef Lopez is still with the Yagas family and is now the executive chef of BLVD Seafood restaurant on the Seawall. At BLVD his creativity and passion for freshness continue. His innovative menu and commitment to quality has made that restaurant one of Galveston’s most popular and best seafood venues. Stop by and try one of his specials and say hello. Chris is a full time Islander by Choice (IBC) and makes his home here with his wife and their four children.

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his month our spotlight falls Upon Chef Chris Lopez. Chef Lopez graduated from the Culinary Institute of Atlanta and started his career in the Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon. With an abundance of fresh Pacific seafood and vast inland waterways, this area is known for innovative seafood dishes and pioneered the sea to table concept of fresh wild caught seafood. Leading the nation in environmental awareness the area is a mecca for organic pesticide free produce and antibiotic free meats.

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Fried Wonton Chips, topped with Spicy Tuna, Spicy Mayo, Green Onions, & Masago

Sushi Rice stuffed with Crab Salad & Cream Cheese, Panko Breaded & Deep Fried, served with Japanese Yum Yum Sauce.



Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, Spicy Yellowtail, & Fried Crab. Wrapped in Pink Soy Paper, topped with Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce, & Crunchy Tempura Flakes.

Softshell Crab, Avocado, & Spicy Tuna, wrapped in Pink Soy Paper, topped with Spicy Kani, Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce & Jalapenos.

ENTREES $34 CHEF WINTERS FRESH KEYLIME SNAPPER Pan seared Snapper marinated in a lime and cilantro butter. Paired with bok choy, steamed rice and a fresh key lime sauce

SURF AND TURF A 5oz Fillet paired with a grilled shrimp skewer, Asian style broccoli, fried rice and Chef Winters' Japanese yum yum sauce

DESSERT $4 Keylime Cheesecake Eggrolls

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Ronald McDonald House “The Story of Guillermo”


uillermo, his Dad and older brother loved riding bikes on the mountain trails near their home in in the foothills of El Salvador’s Balsam Mountain. Suddenly, a local bus hit Guillermo, knocking him to the pavement, breaking his pelvis and burning the torso and entire mid-section of his body. After spending three months in the National Hospital on his back with little treatment, he was air lifted to Galveston, to the Shrine Hospitals for Children. Three weeks after a surgery to rebuild his pelvis, Guillermo was walking. A joyful day…however a long extended time would be necessary to heal the wounds and burns from the pavement…over the course of eight years and fifteen surgeries…Soon after his final visit to Galveston this winter, Guillermo will return to his home in El Salvador to continue his pursuit of a degree in psychology at the Central American University. Guillermo says The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston “made my life special and I learned so much… that it is important to be nice, as you never know a person’s situation; to be generous and give back; and that you can do anything despite the difficulties you face”. Many blessings to you, Guillermo, you have taught us as well!

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REFLE C T I O N S | B y : J o h n a n d K a t h y Va l a s t r o

eflections Island Pets

by: John & Kathy Valastro

REFLECTIONS | By: John and Kathy Valastro

“Our pets love us unconditionally and all they want is to be loved.”


’ve been fortunate to write for Waves Magazine this past year and have covered many fun topics. We’ve covered Island friends, music, places to go and fun things to do. Other topics on faith and patience were well received. So, a big “thank you” to all our Waves supporters.

I am usually inspired by those around me when we strike up often meaningless conversations. Well, I was walking my dog and it hit me..... Our Island Pets. So many of us have pets on the island that we depend on for friendship and comfort. Many of our pets are truly family members. We feed them, bathe them, groom them, we buy them toys and clothing. We take our pets to the doctor when they are sick. We take them on vacation, or we make plans for them while we are gone. For our older islanders, a pet can be their reason for living. We have islanders who have no family members left or no family in the area and a pet can become the next best thing. At some point we run out of energy to go out to our local bars and pubs. It’s nice to sit at home, cuddle on the couch and watch our favorite TV shows or read a book and right by our side... our cherished pet. Our pets have personalities. Is your pet hyper or shy; playful or a loner; demanding or aloof; silly or serious; afraid or protective; smart or a little slow. My pet likes people, but not other animals. How about your pet? What kind of personality does he/she have? As we make our way around the island to our

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favorite establishments or travel up and down the Seawall, we see islanders and their pets in all kinds of situations. I’ve seen the jogger with his chihuahua on his shoulder. Countless people walk their dogs on the Seawall, some are actually dressed in sweaters and bows, the dogs not their owner! I’ve seen dogs in strollers or riding in the bike baskets. We think people like to drive in their convertible or jeeps with the wind in their face, but how many of our fury friends love it just the same? Some establishments have the resident pets that mingle with the patrons and appear to get all the attention. One thing I often ask myself is do I have my pet trained or has my pet trained me? Think about it, our pets let us know when it’s time for their walk or their ready to eat or if they want a treat, and without thinking we comply. I’m afraid my dog, Brandy, has me trained. Think about it next time you respond to your pet’s “command”. Lol! As we get older, we depend on our pets for companionship. As with family and friends, if we’ve been blessed to live a long life, we eventually must say goodbye to our pets. Often, it’s as hard to say goodbye to them as it is to family members because they have been loyal and supportive. They have been there to greet you when you come home and pout when you leave. They sense when you are lonely or sad. They comfort you when you’re sick. Saying goodbye is tough, but remember how much joy they gave us while they were here...priceless. Our pets love us unconditionally and all they want is to be loved.

“A dog is a man’s best friend”. I truly believe that our pets, no matter what yours is, can be your best friend.

John & Kathy Valastro




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The largest industries in Galveston, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance. (3,931 people) Median household income in Galveston, TX is $42,486. Males in Galveston, TX have an average

income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The median property value in Galveston, TX is $163,300. Homeownership rate is 42.6%. The average car ownership is 2 cars per household. Tina Knowles, (Beyonce’s mom), is BOI. The singer Barry White is BOI. Bill Engvall, “Last Man Standing” -TV series - is BOI. Cheers to 2020!

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