WaPo has a Metro section page one article today on demographic shifts in Wheaton, but their definition of Wheaton seems awfully broad. We had a discussion a year or so ago about whether anything north of Arcola could properly count as Wheaton, but the Post article’s map of “Wheaton” includes only neighborhoods north of Arcola (north of the Connecticut-Judson intersection, really). I suppose maybe this all falls under some official Wheaton boundary as defined by MoCo or the state, but I don’t think it is what most of us think of as Wheaton proper.
Nonetheless, Brigid Schulte’s article is interesting and worth reading, and I expect the general demographics are accurate. The article mentions no restaurants, just La Salvadorenita grocery (which is in downtown Wheaton), but it might well have noted the ethnic diversity (and excellent quality-to-price ratio) of our many dining establishments, which might be plurality Latino but there are so many Asian spots it is hard to say for sure. And with the recently opened Pashion and perpetually coming soon Limerick Pub (in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we can hope?) (updated website!), it’s also hard to say what direction our restaurants are trending.