Silk Restaurant in midtown will close May 1st after 7 years in business. Owned by husband and wife Raymond and Anna Hsu, Silk never seemed busy and I'm shocked it made it as long as it did. Hsu's and Pacific Rim Bistro, the couples downtown restaurants remain open and will honor existing gift certificates and gift cards from Silk. The Hsu's also operate AZN, another Asian concept in Naples, Florida and plan to open a second in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Silk was never on my DeathWatch as I was told the restaurant was the crown jewel of the group and would remain open, profitable or not. The focus now will be on remodeling the two downtown eateries and opening the second AZN in Charlotte.