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Omiyage: The Beef Jerky Store

Here’s my favorite Las Vegas stop for gifts to bring back


Posted January 4, 2011 by Ed Morita

Every time anyone in my family goes to Las Vegas, we always visit The Beef Jerky Store to shop for omiyage. Located near Fremont Street, this store is filled with li hing goodies, dried fruits, candy, nuts and of course, beef jerky. Formerly known as the No Ka Oi store, my family has been making regular stops to this nondescript shop for as long as I can remember.

I had a list of usual family favorites to pick up, but what I love most about this store is that every time I visit it, I always find something new.

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The Beef Jerky Store

Located on 112-B N. 3rd St. across from the Fremont Hotel, The Beef Jerky Store has long been a popular stop for visitors from Hawaii.

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  1. Melissa808
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    We had a great time browsing the store. I even bought tofu jerky!

  2. CindySJ
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Used to go to this store (in addition to the store in the Plaza for the cinnamon crisps) all the time for omiyage! And then we started to go to Trader Joe’s. And now you’ve given another spot for omiyage . . . Max Brenner!

  3. harrycovair
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    A MUST STOP for anyone from Hawaii. The Garlic Pistachio’s are what I bring back for myself. This store has way more goodies than our local “Unlimited” seed store.

    Another couple of items that people seem to like are the Flavored Sliced Bagel Crisps which is available upstairs at The Cal and Karen’s Cookies which moved from Union Plaza across the street to Vegas Club.

  4. turkfontaine
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Ah,Ha, Ha. Beef Jerky Time, Would You Like Some Beef Jerky?

  5. Eric
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow, I wonder how long some of those bags have been on the shelf? … a lot of inventory. Then again, it probably does not matter. I could never develop a taste for beef jerky, but dried fruits, that’s a different story.

  6. M
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Howzit Ed!
    They have lots of stuff!

  7. edmorita
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    @Melissa808 I must have missed that. After seeing the dried natto, I was so grossed out that I stopped browsing.

  8. edmorita
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    @harrycovair I checked out Las Vegas Jerky in the Las Vegas Club. It’s a smaller space and they didn’t have a lot of the stuff they used to when they were in the Plaza.

  9. edmorita
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    @Eric They probably have a decent turnover. when I was therte, they were packaging and restocking stuff.

  10. Posted January 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    @Melissa808 TOFU jerkey? WTH?!!

    BTW – I’m gonna do an “unboxing” video of the chocolate crisps you brought back for us later today. Thanks!

About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (nonstophonolulu.com), where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at bakershours.com.

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