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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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  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Las Vegas is a hotbed of creative Japanese cuisine, and Cocokala is a welcome addition.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    The mind of a chef is a dangerously delicious place to get lost.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Cool and accessible with a creative, comfy menu, Carson Kitchen is destined to be a Downtown hit.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Bacon-wrapped meatloaf with a Belgian Moinette Brune strong ale? Beer for the win!

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    It looks like a typical neighborhood gaming bar, but it doesn't taste like one.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Which will you prefer, brick-oven pies at Flour & Barley or build-your-own pizzas at 800 Degrees?

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    The Grand Tasting is still the centerpiece of this annual fantastic foodfest, but there were coma-inducing delights to be had throughout the weekend.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    With its obvious ties to Macau, Las Vegas was due for a great Portuguese restaurant.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Most local Korean joints specialize in barbecue, but Q diversifies with fried chicken, pizza and more.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The creativity and innovation behind the latest Cosmopolitan venue extends to its food.