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: November 20, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Esteban Luizim Liboy Originally from New York City, Esteban now calls Tampa his home. Spend just five minutes with him and you will feel like you have been friends for years! You can find Esteban working with a big smile at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: November 13, 2013

Nephew of the Week: John Miller John is one of the nicest people you will ever meet! He is a proud supporter of the LGBT community. A graduate of Florida State University, John is the owner of Accounting Plus.  If you are looking for a great business accountant, that is John’s specialty. When it’s time […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: November 6, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Toni Herring Originally from Macon, Georgia, Toni now calls Sarasota, Florida his home. Toni is one of those wonderful people who is always in a great mood and having fun. His favorite pastime is having his photo taken with HOT guys! You just gotta love that! People Are Talking! The craziness […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie; October 30, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Daniel Lancaster This hard-working young man, a journalist, grew up at the Suncoast Resort and in the GaYBOR District. Today he dedicates many hours each week to the community as an active member of  the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! This past weekend I met […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie October 23, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Kenan Kucukozmen Kenan is a full-time USF student. When he’s not working hard at Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza Restaurant in Ybor City, he is out with his friends and family. P.S. He is a huge Buccaneer and Lightning fan too! This Halloween, he turns 21: watch out, Ybor City! You Just […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie October 16, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Luke Anthony Every time we see Luke, he makes us smile! In photos he is always so serious and tough, but in reality he has a killer smile. You will find Luke out on the weekends in GaYBOR with his friends. Our Trip to Charleston, South Carolina The car was packed […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie October 9, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Jeffrey Kelly Abess The two words that best describe Jeffrey are “defying gravity.” When on stage he flies through the air like a bird. He is the winner of many titles (and deservedly so). If you’re lucky, you might catch him performing on a Thursday night at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR. […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie October 2, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Hoang Le This handsome young man is the owner of the popular “Zen Bistro Grill & Sushi” at International Plaza and Bay Street. When he’s not busy working at his two locations, Hoang is an active community supporter and a new home owner in Ybor City. Join us in welcoming Hoang […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie September 25, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Keith Vanase Originally from Connecticut, Keith now calls Tampa Bay his home. When he’s not out with his family and friends, you can find him working hard at Carne’s in GaYBOR. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! On August 4, 1956,  Elvis Presley performed at The Florida Armory in Tampa. […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie September 18, 2014

Niece of the Week: Cara Martin Howard Cara is a straight ally working hard in Ybor City. Cara’s positive attitude is very contagious.  When she is not working, she is taking care of her family. Cara finds time to donate hours to Tampa Pride. You ROCK, Cara! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie September 11, 2014

Niece of the Week: Bonnie Plumtree Okay, Bonnie might be more like a sister than a niece, but we all LOVE her! She is the co-owner of The Crowbar in Ybor City, which is famous for great music and fun. Get on her VIP list for the best happy hour every Wednesday. You Just Can’t […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie September 4, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Levi Yarborough Energetic and crazy fun are just two ways to describe Levi. A native of Florida, Levi works three jobs. His fun weekend job is bartending for Florida Entertainment. Be sure to stop by one of the clubs and meet Levi this weekend. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie August 27, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Dr. Robinson Ang Dr. 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! I was […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie August 19, 2014

  Nephew of the Week: Jarred Nicolaou Original from Southeast Florida, Jarred now calls Tampa his home. A graduate of University of Florida, Jarred is currently working as a manager at Carne’s in Ybor City.   You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Sunday Fun Day “Shazam” parties on Hamburger Mary’s balcony in GaYBOR […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie August 13, 2014

  Nephew of the Week: Bryan Heckard This University of Tampa student is always busy with a big smile! When he’s not studying, you will find Bryan at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR.   You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One very hot summer day, we were going to our annual family reunion in Hastings, […]