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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

    Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

    It’s the only place where you’ll find King of Engelland, a 6% ABV New England-style hazy IPA created in partnership with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

    An ingredient doesn’t get more hipster than 40-day aged butter from a Brooklyn cave, a Chang exclusive that’s funky like a mild Roquefort.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

    You can try some of the brewery’s more eclectic offerings, including the surprisingly quaffable Scorpion malt liquor and the NoMad Restaurant collaboration Belgian brown ale ¡A Ganar, A Ganar!.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

    Chef Kyung Hong has fashioned a menu highlighting both his Korean heritage and his background as a Morimoto alumnus.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

    Despite its name, BZBS features 15 tap handles. You’ll typically find a trio of hazies, a West Coast IPA and a pilsner, along with a pair of stouts and one or two oddball kegs depending upon bartender preference.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

    If not for a college roommate, Tenaya Creek Brewing founder Tim Etter might be an engineer. And Las Vegans would be a lot thirstier.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

    Thursday delivers possibly the best mole I’ve had in the Valley: a complex, nutty mole poblano that’ll leave you wanting more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

    Trustworthy’s mainline beers, including the easy drinking Gigil rice pilsner and the more robust Brass Jar hoppy amber ale, have been available in the Valley for the past year. But more specialty brews are available at the new operation on the Strip resort’s second floor.

  • Taste

    Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

    Best Friend, Hardway 8 and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar.

  • Taste

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Big Dog’s will also be releasing a quartet of fruited goses—a light, easy-drinking style of beer just right for a Vegas summer night.