Dishing with Mark and Carrie August 27, 2014

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Nephew of the Week: Dr. Robinson Ang

1527110_10152058940062039_125819300_nDr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Today Dr. Robinson calls St. Petersburg his home. He is dedicated to his family and friends. You will find him in GaYBOR on the weekends.

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

DSC_0025I was bar tending at a gay bar in St. Petersburg called “Ding-a-Lings.” YES, that was really the name of the bar located on Central Avenue. It was a small, formerly straight strip club. In the center of the room the shiny, slick stripper pole was still there.

One day, in walked two young straight couples. They were drinking and making out. A regular friendly party I would say, putting on quite the show. Then in walked two young, smoking HOT gay guys. The gay guys were dancing and started to swing on the stripper pole. The next thing you know, the two straight guys are competing with the two gay guys to see who could work the chromed shiny pole the best!

After a couple more drinks, the four guys left together, leaving the two girls behind. I walked up to them and asked where their dates went. They smiled and said, “They always leave us in this bar.”

DSC_0121I just smiled and thought to myself, “These poor girls really have no idea their boyfriends are GAY!” LOL

Ybor Saturday Market

The fresh farm produce and freshly baked goods are on sale at the Ybor City Saturday Market. The many vendors in Centennial Park are showcasing their own brands and hand-crafted items. Homemade pickles, sauces, locally collected honey and specialty art pieces are on display. All are reasonably priced. Stop by the Ybor Saturday Market, open every Saturday morning and afternoon until 3 p.m.

Tony’s Ybor Restaurant

Whenever you’re hungry for some good, old-fashioned cooking, try out Tony’s Ybor Restaurant on 22nd Avenue North. At least two or three times a month, we both get a craving for Tony’s. The cafeteria buffet allows you to have your choice of four or five meats/fish and the best homemade vegetable selection in town. Open for breakfast and lunch. Give it a try this week.  Tell them Mark and Carrie sent you.

New Greeting Cards at MC FILM

DSC_0234Greeting cards that will make you laugh out loud are now available at MC FILM. Birthday, belated birthday, gay marriage cards, cake toppers, pet, retirement and get well cards are all at the store. Stop in to get the best greeting cards for all occasions, including ones for your partner/spouse, family, or best friend. There are thousands to choose from, all on the card row at MC FILM.

Save the Date!

DSC_0059The Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery presents Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson’s exhibit “An Alternative Mood”, which runs from now until September 25, 2014. There will be an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, September 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. gallery talk will be at 6:15 p.m. and Boxfotos Airstream tours at 7 p.m.

Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson present an exhibition of historic photo processes including salt print, bromoil and collodion works. In addition, the artists will showcase their collaborative mobile studio project, the Boxfotos Airstream on the Ybor Campus the night of the opening.