Center City restaurateurs Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, enjoying hits with their Italian themer Barbuzzo and Mexican BYOB Lolita, have converted Bindi, their Indian BYOB across the street, into Jamonera, an intimate Spanish tapas bar.
Jamonera (105 S. 13th St., 215-922-6061), opening Sunday, represents the couple's takeaway from a trip to southern Spain, where they indulged in cheese, olive oil, and sherries. Turney cures her own cecina, the dried beef, serving it with artichokes, fennel, and amontillado sherry. Items range in price from $4 for snacks to $36 for shareable plates.
Tim Shaaban of Urban Space Development has outfitted the space in dark Rioja-stained wood and amber lighting, with antique mirrors, a 20-foot copper bar top, and glass tiles in shades of brown. Artist Tory Novikova created a 7-by-8-foot interpretation of Carmen at the entrance. It's open daily from 5 p.m. Menu is here. More photos: at www.philly.com/jamonera.