Kinda like Amanda Bynes, South Beach’s landmark light tower on 5th and Washington is all lit up again. Except unlike Amanda Bynes, the light tower looks better than it used to thanks to Fabio Viviani and his partners who are bringing Chicago’s famous Siena Tavern to South Beach. And while you already know about Fabio and his famous meatball taking over the old China Grill spot, here’re 11 things you probably didn’t know.
1. The name is based on a tiny Siena restaurant
The chef and his partners ducked into a place called La Taverna while visiting the city and they loved it so much that they named the Chicago flagship after it.