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: 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 […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 9, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Peter Mardon Originally from Los Angeles, Peter now calls Ybor City his home. When he’s not busy working, you will find Peter out with friends in GaYBOR, with a big smile on his face. Introduce yourself to him. You will be glad you did. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 2, 2015

Niece of the Week: Christi van Os-Ghey Meet Christi, a community activist who leads by example. She is active in GaYBOR, Tampa Pride, Girls in Wonderland and currently working at Channelside Entertainment. When she asks you for community support, give it to her. She really understands our community. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: June 18, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Kyle Colgan Let the party begin! Kyle has entered the room! Kyle is a fun-loving guy who lives and works in Jacksonville. On his long weekends, Kyle makes the trip to party with his LGBT family in GaYBOR. Hope to see him again soon! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: June 11, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Jason Gulick Originally from New Jersey, Jason now calls Ybor City his home. He is married to Jake. The two of them are always seen together with big smiles and love in their hearts. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Our good friend Brian “Darling” Chant, the former owner of […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: June 4, 2015

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! We purchased a new home to restore. In the back yard, there was an old tool shed full of tools and junk. You know, the kind of things you can’t throw out, the extra screws and things…LOL. Mark picked up a box from the floor. The bottom of […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: May 28, 2015

Niece of the Week: Beth Fisher  Beth is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She always has a big smile on her face. Ask her about her very interesting roommate. LOL! You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Flamingo Auto Group was hosting a car club weekend in Fort Lauderdale. The […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: May 18, 2015

MC Film is Now CLOSED After 26 Years  First and foremost, we want to THANK YOU for your 26 years of support, patronage and your friendship. Mark, Carrie, Mr. Bill and Miss Amber want to let you know that if and when we open up again, we will let you know. We started in 1989 […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: May 14, 2015

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One day at the neighborhood 7-Eleven, there was quite the collection of characters there. We had just finished paying when the clerk yelled at a guy eating donuts, “You know you gotta pay for the donuts you’re eating!” He yelled back, “What you talking about? I ain’t eating […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: May 7, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Philip Tracy This week Phil is having surgery resulting from a nasty fall. We hope that being this week’s nephew will cheer him up! When he’s not working hard as the general manager at Hamburger Mary’s, Phil spends time with his family and friends. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: April 23, 2015

Niece of the Week: Carmila Nieves This beautiful young lady always has a big smile on her face and an even bigger smile from her heart. The next time you’re at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor, take a minute to say hello. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Years ago, Mark was working in North […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: April 16, 2015

MC Film’s Going Out of Business Sale Almost everything at MC Film is on sale for 70% off or more! We have store fixtures for sale. Also check out our big dollar table, where everything on it is just one dollar! All books and CDs are $1, all stickers are $1 and all cards are […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: April 9, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Chris Martinez Congratulations! Chris left Tampa for CBS News in Chicago two and a half years ago. In May, he will join CBS News as a correspondent. From there he will be covering major stories for all CBS affiliates across the country and contributing reports for all national CBS News platforms […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: April 2, 2015

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Several years ago I was traveling, by myself, from Tampa to Orlando on I-4. I had been in a hurry that day and forgot my cell phone. What a strange feeling that is. There was a big flatbed truck traveling in front of me. The truck hit a […]