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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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  • Taste

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The knockout punch is the Lorenzo Burger, a thick patty with peppered bacon, mushrooms and a creamy mushroom sauce, as hearty and homey as it gets.

  • 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.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Perhaps the most intriguing part of the menu is dedicated to South Indian specialties.

  • Taste

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Get your drink on while strolling around with the family as live jazz wafts in the background

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    The latest version of the local legend, Andre’s Bistro & Bar is destination dining no matter where you reside.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    This garlic fish dish might alter your consciousness.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    What was a generic East Flamingo video poker bar is now a delicious destination.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

    Chabuya’s seafood-forward menu rewards adventurous and risk-averse diners.