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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, Sept. 17, 2014

    This menu is interesting and affordable, worth a visit even if the cuisine can be a bit confusing.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Our favorite dish on this menu is the chicken souvlaki plate with rice pilaf, warm pita and creamy tzatziki.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    Finding Mexican food in Las Vegas is easy, but just because it’s plentiful doesn’t mean it’s all good.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    The Turkeygiving Burger should be crowned Vegas’ quintessential Thanksgiving-inspired dish.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

    Rare varieties from France, a mead from Denmark and more at the Cosmopolitan eatery.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    You call it a hoagie or a hero or a sub. These guys call it a grinder. It's delicious by any name.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Chicago original is known for a very loud style of customer service. At the local version, it's straight-up Vegas hospitality.

  • 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.