Diner en Blanc sets a date

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Guests at Philadelphia's Diner en Blanc 2013 pop-up picnic on JFK Blvd. Bridge by 30th Street Station on Aug. 22, 2013 (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

Dribbling out information one drop at a time, the organizers of Philadelphia's Diner en Blanc today released the date of the 2014 edition of the uppity pop-up picnic.

It will be the evening Thursday, Aug. 21 at a location that will be disclosed only moments before the event.

The organizers also said there will be at least 3,400 seats this time. Last year, 2,550 DEB attendees - all dressed in white, per tradition - toted tables, chairs and food to the JFK Boulevard Bridge over the Schuylkill.

While 6,000 people added their names to a wait list all of last year, I'm told that 5,000 additional people signed up for info in May 2014 alone.

Not everyone on the list, of course, will pull the trigger and try to attend DEB.

Tickets will go on sale in mid-July.

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