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: 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 […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: March 26, 2015

Just Days Left Until Tampa Pride! Everyone is working hard to bring you a FABULOUS PRIDE! Get your Official Tampa Pride 2015 T-shirts at MC Film in GaYBOR/Ybor City now. They are free with a $20 donation to Tampa Pride. We have sizes small to XXXL. Hurry before they are all sold out. We also […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: March 19, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Larry Wood This is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. When he’s not busy working two jobs, you will find Larry in GaYBOR.   You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! We once purchased an old Italian-style house. The owner was very strange to say the least. She […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: March 5, 2015

Tampa Pride Grand Marshal Gala Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and Hamburger Mary’s owner Kurt King were chosen for the Inaugural 2015 Tampa Pride Grand Marshals.The special gala event was held at Cristino’s Italian Coal Oven Pizza Restaurant in Ybor City. Transformed into an evening under the stars, over 200 invitees made their way into […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: February 26, 2015

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS For the past 26 years MC Film has proudly served the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The building that we rent for our store is in the process of being sold and turning into a bar complex. At this time there are no other locations available in Ybor City to move to. […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: February 19, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Ryan Originally from New York City, Ryan now calls Tampa his home. When he’s not busy working at Cristino’s, Ryan can be found out and about with his friends and family in Ybor City. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! One day, five beautiful (and definitely gay) body builders with […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: February 12, 2015

Mark & Carrie Celebrate 38 Years of Bliss We want to thank everyone for your kind wishes, emails and cards. 38 years, who would have thought! We want your honeymoons to be as long as ours. Nephew of the Week: Evan Wajgel Evan is from Wisconsin so of course we LOVE him for that alone! […]

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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: February 5, 2015

Nephew of the Week: Lorne Winbigler, Jr. This guy is a bundle of fun and energy. Every time we see Lorne, he has a smile on his face and a spring in his walk. When he’s not working hard, he is out with his HOT boyfriend, Bryan. You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Times […]

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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 […]