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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

    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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    The uni duo allows diners to compare the subtle differences in salinity between Santa Barbara, California, and Hokkaido, Japan, versions.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Their recently unveiled brunch immediately vaulted to the upper echelon of our city’s’ midday offerings. It’s that good.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Block 9 is less a new restaurant than a quick-service Secret Kitchen.