Raw video: A peek at Adsum

Matt Levin in the dining room at Adsum. (LAURENCE KESTERSON)

Chef Matt Levin and entrepreneur Kar Vivekananthan just took the paper off the windows of their bistro, Adsum (700 S. Fifth St., 267-888-7002), which opens 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 14.

Levin calls it a refined neighborhood bistro serving a menu of progressive cuisine.

Here's the menu.

Decor, as you'll see from the poorly shot Flip video below, includes a bar back filled with lab equipment, befitting Levin's reputation as a kitchen scientist. The dining tables were recovered from a high school science classroom, and contain naughty words and random etchings carved therein by bored students.