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Carl Stevens’ Journal

A reporter since 1983, Carl Stevens daily transcribes the beat of the street and the varied rhythms of life in and around Boston. Using poetry, video, or weaving lines around soundbites, Carl tells a story any way he can.

Connoisseurs Corner

Connoisseurs Corner


A delicious feature hosted by WBZ's Jordan Rich. Jordan teams up with local experts to provide the latest trends in food, wine, spirits, hops and culinary events, plus the hottest places to drink and dine in town.

  • Gallo Burgundy

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Anthony Giglio, wine connoisseur and world traveler, about Gallo wines.
  • Retro Recipes Made Modern

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about "cheese toasties".
  • Maekha Thai

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about the Maekha Thai restaurant in Revere, MA.
  • Refrigerator Cake

    April 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her recipe for refrigerator cake.
  • The Ready Freezer And Fridge

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about must haves in the freezer and the fridge.
  • Frittatas

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about perfect frittatas.
  • The Perfect Pantry

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about what makes up the perfect pantry.
  • A Little Ice Cream

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about great desserts using ice cream.
  • Shrimp, Onions, Oregano And Tomatoes

    April 5, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about cooking from the pantry.
  • Asparagus

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about cooking asparagus.
  • Tortellini With Asparagus

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her tortellini with asparagus recipe.
  • Fine Dining Classes

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her fine dining classes being offered.
  • Best Frosting

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about a coconut frosting you can't resist.
  • Pineapple Coconut Upsidedown Cake

    April 1, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about her pineapple coconut upsidedown cake recipe.
  • The Perfect Pouched Egg

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how to perfect the pouched egg.
  • Whose Coffee Is It?

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how coffee is served at some coffee shops.
  • Somerville Theatre Centennial

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration.
  • The Chocolate Tour

    March 25, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the Boston Chocolate Tour.
  • The Burger Boom

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the meat comeback.
  • Chococo Whoopie Pies

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about THE best whoopie pies around.
  • Burritos

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the battle for burrito supremacy in Natick, MA.
  • No-Knead Bread

    March 17, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the No-Knead Bread recipe.
  • Jack's Abby Brewing

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about a new brewery to check out.
  • Fine Cheeses

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about local places to find great cheese.
  • Aquitaine

    March 8, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about a great bistro to visit.
The Red Sox Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Dan Roche, WBZ-TV)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: ‘Play Ball’ – A Poem For Warmer Weather

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens and his sons remind us that Spring Training is a sure sign that warmer weather is coming.

02/17/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For The Bitter Cold

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens has a poem to get you through the bitter cold.

01/28/2014

(WBZ-TV Photo)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: First Night Ice Sculptor ‘Not Cold At All’

Veteran ice sculptor Steve Rose is one of many artists in Boston today creating first night masterpieces.

12/31/2013

This piano from the Charlestown Navy Yard is now at the Church of the Advent parish house on Beacon Hill. (Photo by Carl Stevens)

Where Did The Public Pianos Across Boston Go?

WBZ’s Carl Stevens played 74 of the city’s public pianos on October 2. He finally played the 75th Monday.

11/11/2013

Daniel Nava launches a throws from center field during the workout prior to the start of the World Series on October 21, 2013 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Red Sox World Series Preview Poem

Carl Stevens wrote a tribute to the Red Sox as they get ready to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series.

10/23/2013

BOSTON, MA - JULY 22: Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run in the 11th inning against the New York Yankees during the game on July 22, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For The Reborn Red Sox

Carl Stevens pays tribute to this year’s Boston Red Sox.

10/04/2013

Carl Stevens plays the piano at the Children's Museum. (Photo by Jay Borselle-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens Plays Public Pianos Across Boston

Listen to Carl Stevens as he attempted to play all 75 pianos on public display in Boston Wednesday.

10/02/2013

(Photo from Carl Stevens)

Little League Challenger Players Visit Fenway Park

A group of kids from the Little League Challenger got the chance of a lifetime Tuesday.

08/27/2013

(Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Ode To The Twinkie

Twinkies are back under a restructured Hostess Company.

07/15/2013

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Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem From A Boston Snob

Boston is ranked third as “America’s Snobbiest City,“ according to Travel and Leisure Magazine. Here’s a poem to clarify why.

07/02/2013