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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, Sept. 26, 2019

    Thursday delivers possibly the best mole I’ve had in the Valley: a complex, nutty mole poblano that’ll leave you wanting more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

    Trustworthy’s mainline beers, including the easy drinking Gigil rice pilsner and the more robust Brass Jar hoppy amber ale, have been available in the Valley for the past year. But more specialty brews are available at the new operation on the Strip resort’s second floor.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

    Best Friend, Hardway 8 and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar.

  • Taste

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Big Dog’s will also be releasing a quartet of fruited goses—a light, easy-drinking style of beer just right for a Vegas summer night.

  • Taste

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    There isn’t a printed menu, and the website isn’t updated frequently, so consider it an effort in beer exploration.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Gina Marinelli’s new spot brings a strong pesto game to the scene, beginning with the Italian—greens interspersed with dense mozzarella and salami cubes—and continuing with the pesto and truffle pizza and the bucatini Genovese, cylindrical pasta with dandelion greens pesto.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Head brewer Eddie Leal, a Gordon Biersch and Steelhead Brewery alum with an infectious laugh, has been overhauling his menu to accompany the casino’s heralded karaoke scene.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    From Other Mama’s oyster shooter to Sparrow + Wolf’s miso-rubbed porterhouse.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    It’s a singular experience, a deliberately paced meal well worth your time.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    The event moves into a new home, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, this weekend.