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Dishing with Mark and Carrie: July 30, 2015

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Nephew of the Week: Justin Cayce

Justin is a fun-loving and involved, community-spirited guy. His wit and dry jokes will have you laughing for hours. You will encounter Justin on the weekends behind the front bar at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR. 

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Jameson Whisky drinkers are very passionate about their drink of choice. There are even Jameson Balls held every year where only Jameson is deservingly served. One day, two guys were having a great time drinking Jameson in the bar. A person pushed their way in between the guys to order a drink. In doing so, this person spilled the Jameson drink on the bar.

I more than quickly grabbed a bar towel from the sanitized water bucket and started to wipe up the spilled drink. Just then, one of the guys yelled, “What are you doing? You can’t waste Jameson like that!”

He then grabbed the towel out of my hand and squeezed it out into his mouth. OMG! Of course it must have tasted very nasty! He ran over to the balcony railing and spit it all out on the street below. The people sitting at the tables on the street below started to yell. Only in Ybor City! 

Femmes and Follies Burlesque Show

The second annual French burlesque show is returning to Tampa. This creative group performance has inspired thousands of attendees at clubs all across the Southeast United States. These actresses are a great asset to the culture of Ybor City and the surrounding Tampa Bay community. Thank you to the kink mistress creator, Katie James. The Femmes & Follies Comic Book Burlesque Show is coming August 2nd to The Honey Pot in GaYBOR.

Suncoast Resort Hotel

There are two facebook pages about the defunct infamous world-renowned Suncoast Resort Hotel and the thousands of memories it had created. For nine years it was the activity center of the Tampa Bay LGBT community. At the resort, there were dozens of eclectic retail shops, restaurants, weekly tea dances, community theatre, national recording artists’ performances, concerts, top Vegas-style drag performances, an abundant number of bars and clubs on premises and overall fun.

Pride & Groom

Hitting the newsstands this week is the new magazine Pride & Groom, published especially for the Florida LGBT community. This fun magazine is packed full of ideas, suggestions and info just for you. To all our straight allies wanting to break into the LGBT business market, take a glance. Take a close look at the variety of sensual, ecstatic and romantic images. Very classy and very LGBT. Go online today and signup for their next issue at www.PRIDEANDGROOM.co.

Metro Wellness and Community Centers 

Metro was the first LGBT organization to offer HIV case management in Tampa Bay. Now they are pleased to announce the area’s first-ever primary care practice by and for the LGBT community. METRO Primary Care continues the tradition of serving our community’s health and wellness needs for over 20 years.

ALandCHUCK.TRAVEL Announces First Gay Cuba Cruise

Gay travel specialist ALandCHUCK.travel announced the first gay cruise in history to the US embargoed island of Cuba. The cruise is operated with Celestyal Cruise Lines (a Greek cruise line) and the People-to-People authorized permit operator, Fund for Reconciliation and Development, Cuba-US People to People Partnership and ALandCHUCK.travel. This first-ever cruise will be on the lovely 1200 passenger Celeystal Crystal. This all-inclusive cruise includes features never before seen on a gay cruise. The gay cruise will operate three sailings in winter 2016 including January 15, February 26 and April 8. You have the opportunity to meet the local community and interact with the heart of gay culture in Cuba. Nothing has ever been organized like it. The cruise begins at just $799 per person and categories are available from inside, outside cabins and suites. For more information, goto bit.ly/1Ia4Y4q.

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