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


Latest trends in food, wine, spirits, hops and culinary events, plus the hottest places to drink & dine in town from WBZ's Jordan Rich.

  • 62 Restaurant

    October 15, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about a squash cocktail at 62 Restaurant in Salem, MA.
  • Thirst Boston

    October 15, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about what Thirst Boston is all about.
  • Harbor Sweets

    October 15, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about the bigger Harbor Sweets candy shop in Salem, MA.
  • Flavors Of Fall

    October 15, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about the Flavors Of Fall event.
  • Smolak Farms

    October 15, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about offerings at Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA.
  • Earls Kitchen And Bar

    October 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about the newly opened Earls Kitchen And Bar in Somerville, MA.
  • Rosebud Diner

    October 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about the newly revamped Rosebud Diner in Somerville, MA.
  • Bar Boulud

    October 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about Chef Daniel Boulud's new bar in Boston.
  • 62 Restaurant

    October 6, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about fall cocktails.
  • Penny Candy

    October 3, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about places to get penny candy.
  • Grilled Cheese

    October 3, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Port City Sandwich Co.

    October 3, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about a great spot in Newburyport to get a great sandwich.
  • The Big Book Of Easy Baking With Refrigerated Dough

    October 3, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about Pillbury's latest recipe book.
  • Apple Picking

    October 3, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about places to pick apples.
  • Apple Picking

    September 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about best places to pick apples.
  • The Boston Public Market

    September 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how The Boston Public Market will be a year-round event.
  • The Yard House

    September 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how Yard House Restaurant really caters to people with allergies.
  • No Knead Bread

    September 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about a no-knead bread recipe.
  • Pickling

    September 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about pickling without canning.
  • Moonstones

    September 12, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about Moonstones in Chelmsford, MA.
  • The MetroFest And Food Truck Festival

    September 12, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the MetroFest offerings in Framingham, MA.
  • Prince Street Cafe & Bakery

    September 12, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about the Prince Street Cafe & Bakery in Bedford, MA.
  • The Massachusetts Cheese Guild

    September 12, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about delicious artisan cheeses from The Massachusetts Cheese Guild.
  • Baked Alaska

    September 12, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about how to make Baked Alaska.
  • Roasted Almond Orange Polenta Cake

    September 10, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about a roasted almond orange polenta cake recipe.
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

(credit: iStockphoto)

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

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem On The End Of The Celtics Run

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens wrote a poem about the end of the Boston Celtics run with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

06/28/2013

(Credit: WBZ's Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Meet The Man Who Mows Mass. Pike’s Steepest Hills

One man who has a very challenging job is the Department of Transportation worker who mows a very steep patch of grass – the incline next to the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound at Newton Corner.

06/21/2013

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For The Miracle On Causeway Street

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens wrote a poem about the Bruins miracle win in Game 7 Monday night.

05/14/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem For Victims, Survivors, First Responders

Carl Stevens wrote a tribute to the Boston Marathon bombings victims, survivors, and the first responders who risked their lives.

04/22/2013

Mayor Menino reads Make Way For Ducklings. (Photo Credit: Bernice Corpuz)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Poem To Boston’s Mayor

Mayor Tom Menino will not seek re-election when his term expires.

03/28/2013

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