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Jim Begley

Jim Begley is an avid food lover who began writing about his Las Vegas dining adventures to defray his obscene restaurant spending. Follow Jim on Twitter: @splurgemonkey.

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  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

    Frozen beer, flaky potato pancakes and much more await at Palazzo.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    Chef Josh Horton isn’t serving any old bar food. The former Cili at Bali Hai executive sous has high-end chops.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Dig if you will the picture, of you and I engaged in a fish.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Local Greek options have expanded impressively, particularly in the southwest Valley.

  • Taste

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The menu highlights artisanal ingredients like Hudson Valley duck ham on the duck Reuben and the Savini truffle sauce on the truffle honey grilled cheese.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Executive chef Rachel LeGloahec, formerly of the Robuchon restaurants at MGM Grand, has crafted a precise and concise menu.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Gordon Ramsay Steak's special anniversary tasting menu has been extended through the end of August.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Unless you had your ear to the ground, you missed out on the single case of Firestone Walker’s Stickee Monkee each Lee’s location received a couple weeks back.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The Polish dumplings might be ubiquitous in my hometown of Chicago, but fresh ones are rare finds in the desert.

  • Dining

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Spago's 25th anniversary, Jaleo's Lunch Like a Spaniard and the Grand Tasting.