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Where Andrew Pollard Finds Grade A Beef on the Bowery

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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.

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Andrew Pollard worked for Diesel, launched Miss Sixty, founded Kiki de Montparnasse, and until recently, was the top dog at PROJECT tradeshow. Now, he's busy launching POP-Market, a retail network where buyers are able to shop curated brands. A health nut, Pollard also enjoys a good steak every now and then. And when the craving hits, he heads to Japan Premium Beef, a Bowery spot that also has all the condiments to satisfy your senses.

I grew up in Australia so eating red meat was a staple in my diet. Did you know that the Australian national dish is the meat pie? I have since become quite health conscious, but still occasionally have a craving for an amazing steak. I live on the Bowery and Japan Premium Beef is conveniently around the corner from my apartment. They have the best Washugyu (cross between Japanese Wagyu and American Black Angus). I personally love mine right off the barbie (Australian for BBQ). As an added bonus, their beef is raised under the strictest of standards—no growth hormones or antibiotics, so not only do I get a little taste of my childhood, but I also know that I am eating the healthiest piece of meat in NYC.
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Japan Premium Beef

57 Great Jones Street New York, NY 10012