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: January 29, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Michael Greenberg Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Michael now calls Tampa his home.  He is the executive chef at the Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR. His excellence can be found every day, but especially in the Sunday brunch buffet. When he’s not at Mary’s, Michael is busy working with the MS Society’s Tampa […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: January 22, 2015

Niece of the Week: Stephanie Shippae All she has to do is say “Hey Everybody…” and you know it’s Stephanie. An entertainer since the 1970s as a young teenager, she is a true Tampa Bay Icon.   You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Everybody in GaYBOR loves Bud and Jeffery. Bud can swear like […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: January 15, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Jeremiah Kerr This very talented young guy is the Outreach and Community Coordinator at the USF Pediatric Infectious Disease Center in Ybor City. He is also the treasurer at PFLAG Tampa. In his free time you can find him with friends in GaYBOR. He is also a board member of the GaYBOR District […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: January 8, 2015

MC FILM and “Dishing with Mark & Carrie” Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year in 2015 Best wishes and thank you for the great memories in 2014. Mark and Carrie, Mr. Bill and Miss Amber Niece of the Week: Divinity Everlasting Lady Divinity moved to Tampa from Miami. She has performed at all the top clubs […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: December 31, 2014

Niece of the Week: Alexis Mateo This star from RuPaul’s Drag Race always puts a smile on our faces!  Not only is she beautiful but smart and funny too. Alexis’s husband is also Mr Gay USofA 2014. What a fun couple. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! It was New Year’s Eve 2004 and […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: December 24, 2014

Niece of the Week: CoCo Markstone Formerly from Iowa, CoCo now calls Clearwater her home. When she’s not on stage performing, you will find her with a big smile at Hamburger Mary’s. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! There is a running joke in GaYBOR that Miss Jayme at the Ybor City Wine Bar […]

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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 […]