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: December 18, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Ralph Disney DJ Disney is one of our naughtiest nephews! He has been spinning in all our favorite clubs. When not spinning at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR, Disney can be found under the I-275 overpass at Busch Boulevard! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! In every old neighborhood in Florida, […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: December 11, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Jeremy Fetters We have had the pleasure of knowing Jeremy since the Suncoast Resort days. Back then he would sneak into the resort often in the trunks of cars! LOL. It is very hard to get a photo of Jeremy by himself because everybody so loves him and wants to party […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: December 4, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Eric Reeves Eric is the original straight guy-magnet! I have never seen so many straight guys walk up to Eric and start conversations!  When he’s not busy working for our veterans, he can be found with friends in GaYBOR. Especially on the balcony with Tea Cup! SHAZAM!     You Just […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: November 26, 2014

Nephew of the Week: Daniel Fry Originally from St. Petersburg, Daniel now calls Tampa his home. On party nights he can be found in GaYBOR with his good friend Alexis Mae! Cheers! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Square Plaza Apartments The date was February 3, 1980. The U-Haul truck was all packed and […]

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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, 2014

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 […]