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Doner Kebab to Get Makeover; Julian Medina to Open Diner

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK—Now here's a great sign of spring. Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains Drop In stand at Pier One in Brooklyn Bridge Park reopens for the season this weekend. They'll be serving sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream, and kid-friendly lunch boxes. [EaterWire]

WILLIAMSBURGDoner Kebab in Williamsburg is closed with paper in the windows. Signage (above) reveals that a new concept will open in the space under the same ownership in the next few days. [EaterWire]

CHELSEATONY and Zagat report that Toloache and Yerba Buena chef Julian Medina is opening a 24-hour diner in Chelsea with Latin American flourishes called Coppelia. The 70-seat restaurant will feature a "long marble bar with swivel stools, bright blue booths and red linoleum tables" and is set to open on Monday.


207 West 14th Street, Manhattan, NY 10011 (212) 858-5001 Visit Website

Ditch Plains - West Village

29 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 633-0202 Visit Website

Doner Kebab

189 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY