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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.
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

(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

(credit: JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

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

A statue of Rocky Marciano has arrived in Brockton. (Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Rocky Marciano Statue Arrives In Brockton

A tractor trailer, with police escort, pulled up to Rocky Marciano stadium Thursday on the campus of Brockton High School. Inside, in huge crates, was the statue of Rocky Marciano himself.

09/13/2012

Johnny Pesky's Corner at the Salem Diner. (Photo by Carl Stevens)

Salem Diner A Special Place For Pesky

He even has his own table, called Pesky’s Corner, where Johnny would gather with his pals, order one egg, sausage, toast and share stories of a long, full life.

08/14/2012