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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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Local

    July 20, 2014

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

    June 29, 2014

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

    June 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about Woodman's new book.
  • Terry O'Reilly's

    June 20, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about great drinks at Terry O'Reilly's in Newton, MA.
  • 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.
  • Stuffed Rotisserie Chicken

    June 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about homemade stuffed rotisserie chicken.
  • Duck Breast In A Shallot Sauce

    June 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about the dinner and bordeaux series.
  • Ensalada De Bacalao

    June 11, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with CEO and Founder of Intermezzo Magazine Roseann Tully about cod salad.
Reid Sacco

Tufts To Launch Cancer Program For Young Adults

Tufts Medical Center is creating a cancer center just for young adults – something that hasn’t existed in Boston before.

06/30/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Luxury Doggy Daycare

A Saugus woman has opened up a luxurious doggy daycare fully equipped with a swimming pool. WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports.

06/30/2012

Boston City Hall Plaza, file image (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Magazine Says Boston City Hall Should Be Demolished ‘Right Now’

Like it or hate it, most people agree City Hall is not one of Boston’s beautiful landmarks.

06/27/2012

Natick High grad Trevor Rhone took the first smash at his old school Monday (Photo by Carl Stevens)

Natick High School Demolition Begins With $1,800 First Smash

An excavator drove up to the side of the old Natick High School Monday morning and started smashing walls in the rain.

06/25/2012

Metro South Athletic Club in Brockton. (Photo courtesy Carl Stevens WBZ NewsRadio)

Members Upset After Brockton Gym Closes Without Notice

Without notice the Metro South Athletic Club in Brockton has closed.

06/19/2012

(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

5 Extremely Rare Orange Lobsters Discovered At Mansfield Restaurant

Workers at the Fresh Catch seafood restaurant in Mansfield came across a big surprise over the weekend.

06/19/2012

Nicholas and Virginia Payne speak with reporters at Suffolk Superior Court. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.'s Office)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Family’s Pain

Nicholas Payne was asked what it was like to see the man accused of killing his daughter.

06/18/2012

(Photo Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: The Unique Hurley School In The South End

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens visited The Hurley School, a unique school in the South End with a unique approach to the last week of school.

06/14/2012

Hearth at Olmstead Green

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Affordable Housing For Homeless Elders

Friday marked the official opening of Hearth at Olmstead Green, which will provide 59 units of affordable housing for homeless elders.

06/08/2012

Steve LeVeille (Photo courtesy: Sera Congi)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: Poem For Steve LeVeille

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens put together a poem for Steve LeVeille’s farewell.

06/08/2012