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Roundup April, 12 2011

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01. Philadelphia: Burgers, Tastykakes, and Poutine at Adsum

“Tucked neatly away in the neighborhood of Queen Village, far from the noisy confines of Center City, is the quiet neighborhood eatery Adsum. The brainchild of former Lacroix head chef Matt Levin-Adsum that opened this past July aims to be a self-described “refined neighborhood bistro.” The concept at play is a relatively simple one. Adsum aims to serve up classical American dishes with infusions of other flavors, dishes that are comforting yet unfamiliar at the same time, dishes that cater to locals and visitors alike. While mixing flavor profiles works out for them more times than not, I’m normally not overly enthused by non-traditional burgers. There’s something to be said about simplicity over gaudiness, and admittedly I wasn’t too enamored about trying the Adsum burger.” (Serious Eats).

02. China’s Ghost Cities and Malls

“Millions upon millions of empty apartments, and millions upon millions of people living in overcrowded spaces who cannot afford them.” (TWBE).

03. David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum Receives 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award (Above)

“Announced today, the Berlin Neues Museum designed by David Chipperfield is the recipient of this years prestigious EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.  The Neues Museum is the result of blending old and new; the original Museum was designed by Friedrich August Stüler in the mid-19th century. Substantially damaged in the Second World War reconstruction of the Museum began in 2003.” (Arch Daily).

04. Joan Miró Tate retrospective reunites triptychs

Five gargantuan triptychs – each measuring more than 10 metres across – by Catalan artist Joan Miró are to be reunited for the first time when an exhibition devoted to his work, the first in London for 50 years, opens at Tate Modern on Thursday. (Guardian).

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