It's Tuesday June 18, 2013
Pull up a chair… it’s a friendly bar. If you bar hop in Oriental there are a few choices. Sitting at the Toucan Grill Bar arguably has the best view. The Tiki Bar is the classic place for a summer beer. Some bars are in buildings with history… the Steamer Bar is in what was a hardware store years ago… the River Neuse Club bar is from the fondly remembered Trawl Door restaurant. The newest bar in town is at The Silos… a new “building” (two silos) that feels like it has been there forever.
While Laura has been spotted at a few of the above options, she and her drawing supplies do wander over to M&M’s Cafe.
Laura says she just drinks tea at the bar (some publishers prefer a Newcastle or an Irish whisky). Laura (and hubby Gil) are known to visit M&M’s during the restaurant’s quieter hours. Laura’s drawing pencil captures the bar waiting for visitors:
Laura Turgeon and her husband Gil Fontes live in Oriental. When they are not out looking at boats Laura and Gil are often seen with drawing instruments or paint brushes in hand. More of Laura's work can be found at her site LauraTurgeon.com.