Dishing with Mark And Carrie

The gay scene in Central Florida is teeming with excitement. Contributors Mark & Carrie have been covering the gay community for more than a decade as only they can. Reporting directly from YBOR CITY (Gaybor District) in Tampa, the boys will bring you up to speed on the latest news and events. If you live in Central Florida, or are planning to visit, you’ll love this column.

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: October 29, 2015

Niece of the Week: Divinity Everlasting Divinity grew up in South Florida. She now calls Ybor City her home, and is a popular diva throughout the area. When she’s not on stage or helping friends, she can be found at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor. facebook.com/divinity.everlasting You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! We all know […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: October 22, 2015

Tea Cup’s Birthday Thank you to the 700+ people who wished me happy birthday on Facebook! This year, my better half, Carrie, took me to St. Augustine. I had a photo taken during my birthday dinner at The Ice Plant Bar & Restaurant located inside the St. Augustine Distillery, and YES, we did take home […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: October 15, 2015

We Won! There is a new fun public art exhibit coming to Tampa, brought to us by the Crew Tampa Bay  artLOUD! Steetcar Challenge Project. “Dishing with Mark and Carrie” is proud to be one of the 41 sponsors. We were very lucky to have artist Wende Wilkerson create our streetcar dream. Wende did an […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: October 8, 2015

Niece of the Week: Kelly Stewart We are all so EXCITED that Kelly has joined the team at Hamburger Mary’s GaYBOR! Kelly won over the hearts of many while she was at the Row Boat & R.Bar in Ybor. Stop by today and say hi. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One hot Saturday […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: October 1, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Jamie Lawry As you can tell in his photos, Jamie is full of personality! Check out his new facebook page to see his wonderful art. Coverage includes Tampa Pride and more. facebook.com/JamieLawryPhotography You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! This is what NOT to say to your bartender. A couple walked […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: September 21, 2015

Niece of the Week: Caitlyn Brookman OMG, our niece got her driver’s license today! Look out, Wisconsin, here she comes. There are two very proud uncles in Tampa. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One beautiful day, we were walking past a sidewalk cafe in Ybor City. There, sitting down, were two of our […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: September 17, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Curtis Dmetroshko This hard-working guy just turned 21. Party time! When he’s not taking his work so seriously at Hamburger Mary’s, he can be found out and about with his lucky girlfriend. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! With all this religious right business in Kentucky, it reminded us of […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: September 10, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Gerre Reynolds We don’t know how this hardworking guy does it. He works a full-time and a part-time job, yet he still volunteers thousands of hours to our community every year. The Softball League and Tampa Pride are very lucky to have him on their teams! You Just Can’t Make This […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: September 3, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Reece Malachi Jay Every time we see Reece, he makes us smile! His nickname is “Bubbles.” Once you meet him, you will know why! LOL You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! A good friend of ours was coming to Tampa for her final job interview with a large company. Going […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: August 20, 2015

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One of our favorite drag performers had just gotten off work and was picked up by her boyfriend. The two of them stopped at the crosswalk on 7th Avenue and 16th Street in front of Centro Ybor. Out of nowhere, a pickup truck came racing down the street […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: August 13, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Ric Heinert Originally from North Dakota, Ric is a member of the “Men of North Dakota.” Today he lives in Channelside with his hot husband, Mark! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! We so LOVE Miss Amy DeMilo!!! This weekend in the Ybor parking garage, she was a guardian angel […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: August 6, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Michael Rahming This hot young man is a hard worker who plays even harder with his family. His husband Shawn has been our sister in sin for many years! You will find Michael at City Side and in GaYBOR on the weekends. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Living with […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 30, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Justin Cayce Justin is a fun-loving and involved, community-spirited guy. His wit and dry jokes will have you laughing for hours. You will encounter Justin on the weekends behind the front bar at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR.  You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Jameson Whisky drinkers are very passionate about […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 23, 2015

Niece of the Week: Cara Martin Howard Brown Originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, Cara now calls Tampa her home. When she’s not busy taking care of her husband and family and working, she can be found volunteering at non-profits in our great community. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One Labor Day weekend a big […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 16, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Eric Kelly Eric Kelly is Alexandria Markstone, who we call Miss Kelly May, because we met her in the month of May. He is the former Miss Gay Iowa USofA and former Miss Iowa USofA At Large, and he is now calling Tampa his home. He is a fun new member […]