Max Bledstein

Writer

Max is a writer, musician, and world-renowned curmudgeon. He writes on all things culture for a variety of fine North American publications. His highly anticipated debut novel will write itself one of these days, he assumes.

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10 Free Montreal Jazz Fest 2015 Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

10 Free Montreal Jazz Fest 2015 Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

Music to our ears.
Montreal Mayor Jean Dore (right) hands over the Montreal Olympic torch to the Calgary Mayor Ralph Klein at Calgary City Hall in this Feb. 12, 1988 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ray Giguere

10 Things You Need To Know About Deceased Montreal Legend Jean Doré

Some important facts about one of the city's greats.
I Spent An Entire Night At Montreal’s Chenoy’s Deli In The West Island

I Spent An Entire Night At Montreal’s Chenoy’s Deli In The West Island

And this is what happened.
Consider The Pizza: The Story Behind Montreal’s Amelia’s

Consider The Pizza: The Story Behind Montreal’s Amelia’s

A closer look at the McGill Ghetto's legendary pizzeria.
The Man Behind Montreal’s Blue Dog Barbershop

The Man Behind Montreal’s Blue Dog Barbershop

A look at one of the finest barbers the city has to offer.
Why The Samosa Should Be Montreal’s Next Drunk Food Craze

Why The Samosa Should Be Montreal’s Next Drunk Food Craze

The most tasty and underrated drunchie this city deserves.
This Restaurant Is The Pride Of Montreal’s NDG

This Restaurant Is The Pride Of Montreal’s NDG

The borough's standout local diner.
Where To Eat The Best Pogo Of Your Life In Montreal

Where To Eat The Best Pogo Of Your Life In Montreal

Drunk food at its finest.
The Hidden Montreal Burger Joint No One Knows About

The Hidden Montreal Burger Joint No One Knows About

The best burger you've never had.
UberX Is The Montreal Taxi Car Service You Deserve

UberX Is The Montreal Taxi Car Service You Deserve

Let the people do as they wish.
$1 Pizza Is What Montreal Needs

$1 Pizza Is What Montreal Needs

New York has the right idea why not this city.
The Problem With Mexican Food In Montreal

The Problem With Mexican Food In Montreal

The city's biggest culinary weakness.
The Clubbing Experience No Montreal Rock Fan Can Miss

The Clubbing Experience No Montreal Rock Fan Can Miss

A Plateau club where you can really forget your problems.
Montreal’s Nightlife Needs To Follow The Plateau

Montreal’s Nightlife Needs To Follow The Plateau

How the borough's pilot project could be applied to the city's clubs and bars.
The New Mega Mall Montreal Doesn’t Need

The New Mega Mall Montreal Doesn’t Need

It is going to be large and in charge.
The Joys Of Freezing Your Ass Off In Montreal

The Joys Of Freezing Your Ass Off In Montreal

Let's face it, we do winter better than everyone else.
Montreal Needs An All “Pâté Chinois” Restaurant

Montreal Needs An All “Pâté Chinois” Restaurant

Imagine 'La Banquise,' but serving up Quebec's other favourite food.
Montreal Restaurant Serves A Classic Poutine Even Vegetarians Can Eat

Montreal Restaurant Serves A Classic Poutine Even Vegetarians Can Eat

You don't need meat for a great poutine.
Montreal Is Set To Become Even More English Starting In September

Montreal Is Set To Become Even More English Starting In September

Even the French are not safe from university tuition hikes.
Why Kanye West Should Be Osheaga 2015’s Headliner

Why Kanye West Should Be Osheaga 2015’s Headliner

He's a man who would do Montreal proud.
I Popped My “Strip Karaoke” Cherry Last Night At Montreal’s Cabaret Playhouse

I Popped My “Strip Karaoke” Cherry Last Night At Montreal’s Cabaret Playhouse

And it was awesome.
In Praise Of Montreal’s Segal’s

In Praise Of Montreal’s Segal’s

My favourite grocery story in the city.
This Is The Problem With Montreal Poutines

This Is The Problem With Montreal Poutines

If we can change this, there is no stopping us.
How Not To Eat Sushi In Montreal

How Not To Eat Sushi In Montreal

A cautionary tale.
Why Montreal Needs 24 Hour STM Metro Service

Why Montreal Needs 24 Hour STM Metro Service

Because right now we only have it once a year.
What If Montreal Bars And Clubs Breathalyzed You Before Entering?

What If Montreal Bars And Clubs Breathalyzed You Before Entering?

A not-so-modest proposal.
I Spent An Entire Night At $2 Chow Mein On Boulevard Saint-Laurent

I Spent An Entire Night At $2 Chow Mein On Boulevard Saint-Laurent

And this is what happened.
Why Your Phone Dies So Fast During The Winter

Why Your Phone Dies So Fast During The Winter

You have all noticed this.
Montreal’s 6am Bars: What Was Proposed, Why It Failed, And What Might’ve Been

Montreal’s 6am Bars: What Was Proposed, Why It Failed, And What Might’ve Been

An inside look at the pilot project and what it could've meant for the city.