By: Andrew Silverstein

We'll go out on a limb here and say Hamburger Mary's probably isn't the hamburger joint ol' mom and pop remember from back in the day.

A drag queen-centric hamburger haven in the heart of Ybor City, Mary's is the place if you want something beyond just sitting down and yakking it up with idle conversation or staring at your plate.  It's billed as a "hamburger emporium" but its worth goes way beyond the confines of two sesame seed buns.

On almost any given night of the week, Hamburger Mary's hosts a slew of events sure to be memorable.  Drag queen bingo?  Only on Wednesday nights at Hamburger Mary's.  Drag queen Amy DeMillo hosts the event where you can play right from your table with your proceeds go to a local charity chosen that week.

Or, head on Thursday night and check out Hamburger Mary's NEARLYwed game hosted by Michael Dixon.  Think you know your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or hubby?  Sign up and play!  Who knows what delightfully strange things you just might discover.  Or, simply watch.  Either way, it's bound to be fun.

Oh yeah, and the food at Hamburger Mary's, well, it's nothing short of divine.  Sample on appetizers like chicken quesadillas, fried ravioli, and mac n' cheese wedges before diving into one of their famous burgers.

These include the Buffy (The Burger Slayer) Burger - 1/2 pound patty tossed in red wine and topped with garlic aoli and swiss; The Proud Mary with a full pound of beef, bacon, grilled onions, mushrooms, and cheddar jack cheese; and a classic kobe beef burger.

If you're looking for a change of pace from your typical burger joint, Hamburger Mary's will definitely treat you right.  Stop in today and see what they're all about!