New Restaurants Near your Wray Apartment to Try this January

BY Blog Editor

Everyone loves to try new things in the new year, so why not try some of Washington DC’s newest restaurants? A few places have opened right near your Wray apartment. Give one of these new local restaurants a try this January, recommended by the Washington Post and The Washingtonian!

Los Compañeros 

819 Columbia Rd. NW.

Replacing Los Johnny Half Shells in Adams Morgan is a new Mexican outpost, from the same owners. Located ten minutes away from your Wray apartment, just north of Kalorama Park, Los Compañeros is the perfect spot if you’re looking to warm up a January evening.

Though it has all your favorite Mexican dishes, this restaurant is almost entirely gluten-free.

Chef Ann Cashion and John Fulchino met in the Glover park neighborhood of Washington D.C. thirty three years ago, and eleven restaurant openings later, James Beard Award Winning Chef Ann Cashion and John Fulchino remain ‘companeros’,  business partners, and best friends still.

Through the openings of Cashion’s Eat Place (1995), Johnny’s Half Shell (1999), Taqueria Nacional (2007), and now Los Companeros (2021), the pair continue to enjoy the journey of delivering a comforting, and fun filled experience to D.C. diners. They promised each other this will be their last restaurant opening. So, come partake in the food, the music, the fun, and the laughter!

1819 14th St., NW
Brought to you by the minds behind rowdy Mexican spots Mission Dupont and Navy Yard, Salazar is another free-flowing margarita meeting place for Washingtonians. Located on 14th Street, just ten minutes away from your Wray apartment, there’s a lot going on here for the young and young-at-heart: four bars, bottomless margarita brunch, daily happy hour, basement DJ dance parties, and a rooftop game where patrons are encouraged to chug tequila from a shot glass made of ice and hurl it at a bell. It may not be the place you go for a quiet date night, but it’s certainly a fun way to liven an otherwise chilly and dark January weekend.

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