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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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  • Food

    Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

    From Shake Shack to Guy Fieri and hangover burgers to jerk turkey burgers, let the battle for the best commence!

  • Food

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    The scarcity of food from the Land of Dixie in the desert raises expectations for this Miami import.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    We didn’t know deep-fried scallops were a thing, but we're glad they are.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Thirty-hour sous vide Berkshire pork belly? Yes please.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    The restaurateurs behind the former Tverskaya have returned, armed with delicious pelmeni and vereniki.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    We have some surprises—only five of our 14 choices are on the Strip this year.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    Jim Begley focuses on five most memorable bites, from bar snacks to escargot pie.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Chef Brian Lhee's late-night, collaborative party turns into a monthly event.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    A unique concept and precision execution make this distant southeastern restaurant worth the trip.

  • Food

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.