Quick Hits: Art as life at Garage; Wharton Lofts’ green roof; Anastasi expansion; Best bread is S. Philly bread

The Garage bar in cheesesteak central, fittingly, will host a performance-art-piece/eating contest June 24-25 called “Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks.” It’s part of the SoLow Festival and being put on by Mike Durkin, the guy who sat in an apartment bathtub last September for a show called “Bathtub Moby Dick.” Find more info on

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What are all those liquor license apps around Italian Market? Ah, a huge festival

We noticed recently that a liquor license application asking for outside seating appeared outside 12 Steps Down at 9th and Christian. Before we knew it, those signs were popping up like dandelions in a meadow: Connie’s Ric Rac, Teri’s, Villa Di Roma, Anastasi Seafood… No, outside patios aren’t flourishing. Those

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