Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, the doyennes of Midtown (Barbuzzo, Lolita), are looking to mid-January for the rollout of Jamonera (105 S. 13th St., 215-922-6061), the cozy Spanish tapas bar replacing Bindi.
(They really can't open much earlier, as the dining room is bnow a veritable holiday shipping operation of chocolates from their candy business, Marcie Blaine.)
They're basing the Jamonera concept on tapas joints they encountered during a trip to southern Spain, whose cuisine - besides being accompanied by plenty of sherry - borrows from the broad Mediterranean and the Moors, more or less. It's named after the clamp that holds down an Iberian ham for slicing.
Menu samples (priced $4 to $36, small snacks to composed plates):