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Back in Black: Philadelphia Picnic Diner en Blanc’s Rival Returns for 2nd Year

Diner En Noir Philadelphia
PBJ.com via Diner Noir Philadelphia Facebook page

A group of Diner en Blanc hopefuls turned their frustration over their failed bids for a seat at the white-clothed tables in 2014 into a similar event, which is set to return for a second time in September.

Diner en Noir will take place at a yet-to-be-named location on Sept. 10 with open registration set for July 15, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Both impromptu, outdoor picnics were held on the same night in 2014, a decision Diner en Noir's founder, Chris Nowaczyk, said he made to accommodate the many people who had already expected to attend the Broad Street soiree.

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But this year Nowaczyk said he and the seven other administrative volunteers are happy Diner en Noir is scheduled on a different night than the 4,300-seat Diner en Blanc since their motivation is no longer fueled by frustration.

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