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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

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    From the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace to Picnic at the Park to Black Tap at Venetian, we were all over the big Strip food fest.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    At 99 cents each, you can make a reasonable meal from four of the steamed dumplings, which are like Chinese shumai—wonton wrappers swaddling savory pork.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Bonus: Some dishes are sent out on a robot cart!

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Beyond tacos, the menu features a collection of ceviches, cocktails and tostadas, all of them seafood-centric.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    It features a menu with lighter fare paying homage to the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    The time put into the soup is apparent.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    Triple garlic yakisoba comes in a Chinese takeout container, while mapo tofu Frito pie arrives atop a sliced-open Fritos bag.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    Last year, four location added growler fill stations, rotating in kegs of Pizza Port’s Bacon & Eggs coffee porter, Lovelady’s peanut butter-laced Paleo Porter and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

    You must see the Cubana Mexicana torta to truly believe it.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

    The Black Sheep, Momofuku, Sparrow + Wolf and more.