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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.

  • Dining Etiquette

    October 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about etiquette at restaurants.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Out

    October 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about eating out on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Knishes

    October 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about a great pastrami knish available at Evan's New York Style Deli In Marblehead, MA.
  • Deli Meats

    October 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about what makes a great deli.
  • Deli's

    October 21, 2014

    WBZ's Jordan Rich chats with Eric Weinstein, food and restaurant blogger for CriticalPalate.com, about how sandwiches and deli's are making a comeback.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 62 Restaurant

    October 6, 2014

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

    September 21, 2014

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

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

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