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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, 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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Clevelander Michael Symon’s beef brisket is smoked so the fattiest bits melt in your mouth, in strong contrast to the charred skin. Equally noteworthy is the Cleveland-style chopped pork, mixed with jalapeño and sauerkraut.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    The mandilli di seta is a must-order, thin sheet pasta similar to lasagna, prepared in a sharp almond basil pesto.

  • 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.

  • 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, Oct. 18, 2018

    You get to eat with tweezers!