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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


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

  • Exotic Seafood

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about the more exotic seafoods.
  • 8/10 Bar and Grille

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the 8/10 Bar and Grille offerings.
  • What Pairs With What Fish

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about throwing together a great summer fish dish.
  • Clam Bakes

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about the good old fashioned clam bake.
  • All About Seafood

    July 24, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Leah Mennies, Food Editor at Boston Magazine, about Boston's seafood.
  • Grilling Fish

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about different ways to grill fish.
  • Food Trucks

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about the grilled cheese truck.
  • Western Mass

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about great spots in Western Massachusetts.
  • The Local

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about The Local restaurant.
  • Grilling Fruit

    July 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about great fruits to grill.
  • Grill vs. Smoker

    July 14, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about grilling and smoking foods.
  • Gas Or Charcoal For Grilling

    July 14, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about which to use, gas or charcoal for grilling.
  • Grilling Accessories

    July 14, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about what grilling accessories you don't need.
  • Grilling Accessories You Need

    July 14, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about grilling accessories you should have.
  • Wine On Tap At Home

    July 14, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about how to get great wine at home on tap.
  • Cava Tapas And Wine Bar

    July 10, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about Cava Tapas And Wine Bar in Portsmouth, NH.
  • Belly Wine Bar

    July 10, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about offerings at the Belly Wine Bar.
  • Celebrity Chef Classes

    July 10, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about offerings from The Boston Center for Adult Education.
  • Bondir

    July 10, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about fun on Bastille Day.
  • The Roof Top Pool

    June 29, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about The Colonnade's newly renovated roof top pool.
  • Lemon Cocktails

    June 29, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about shaking those lemon cocktails.
  • Brass Union

    June 29, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about a new restaurant in Union Square, Somerville.
  • Lemons

    June 29, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich talks with Brandy Rand, cocktail aficionado and spirits industry expert, about how to use lemons in cocktails.
  • The Green Bean

    June 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about ways to prepare green beans.
  • The Two-Tone Cake

    June 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about a light as air cake.
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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

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

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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

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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

(Photo by Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: What Went Wrong With Red Sox?

The 2012 baseball season is over at Fenway Park.

10/03/2012

Apples at New England Apple Products in Leominster. (CBS)

Apple Supply Down, Prices Up This Fall

Apples and apple cider will likely cost you more this fall.

10/02/2012

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Carl Stevens Journal: College Furniture

College students have moved in and many have already bought furniture. But there’s still plenty left. Carl Stevens reports.

09/15/2012