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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

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    The menu collects Choi’s greatest hits—like the short rib tacos that sparked his empire—with new, Vegas-only offerings.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    Esther’s Kitchen, NoMad, Cleaver, Block 16 and beyond.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

    You cannot not order the roast chicken for two.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Be sure to order the vampire dip. Think of the best cheese fondue you’ve ever had, and you’ve got an idea.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    You get to eat with tweezers!

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    “We were a desert of beer culture in 1999. There was no such thing as craft beer in Las Vegas back then.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    Tender wrappers, each plumped up to the size of a playing card, swaddle a juicy pork/vegetable blend worthy of being trumpeted on the marquee.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    Ever find yourself craving fish salsa?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

    The eel/roe/sea urchin trilogy is a destination dish, as is the oxtail croque monsieur.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

    Every day is like Friday.