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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.
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

A tree crashed into a house in Tewksbury. (Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Tree Crashes Down On Tewksbury Home

A Tewksbury family got quite a scare Sunday night when part of a tree came crashing down through their home.

08/13/2012

Abandoned Saugus house auctioned off. (Photo credit: Carl Stevens)

Saugus Home Where Murder-Suicide Occured Is Restored, Auctioned Off

Once the site of a murder-suicide, a house on High Street in Saugus is now a new home for a local firefighter, thanks to a state program that turns around abandoned properties.

08/01/2012

Self-Defense class at Perkins School For The Blind. (Photo credit Carl Stevens)

Visually Impaired Students Get Lesson In Self-Defense

Shortly after introducing himself to member of the class here, many of whom are visually impaired Stephen Nicholls explained his interest in self defense.

07/30/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Ferdinand’s Building In Roxbury To Be Rebuilt

The old Ferdinand’s building in Roxbury is set to be rehabbed.

07/10/2012

Charles Stuart and Carol Dimaiti Stuart.

For First Time, ER Doctor Recounts Early Moments In Charles Stuart Shooting

For the first time we’re hearing from a person who treated Charles Stuart that night – October 23, 1989.

07/10/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Gavin House Helps Fight Drug Addiction

A recent spike in overdoses has prompted Boston’s public health department to increase the number of outreach workers in South Boston.

07/07/2012

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Carl Stevens’ Journal: Celebrating The 4th of July

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens spent part of the Fourth of July on Castle Island, where he asked folks to read part of the Declaration of Independence.

07/04/2012

(Photo Credit: Paul Plourde)

Tarantula Found At Swampscott Cemetery

The Swampscott Cemetery had a creepy, hairy visitor earlier this week – a rambling tarantula.

07/03/2012