We figured it was time for a little thank you to our tipsters. You are our lifeblood. You keep us afloat with all of your intel, rumormongering, rants, photos, and gossip spilling. Thank you. For all you newcomers, a quick reminder on how you can get involved in all the fun:
Did you spot a new fried chicken and doughnuts restaurant sprouting up on your block? Come across any funny/extravagant/horrible receipts? Or maybe you just need to vent in the Eater Complaints Dept. This week, we're especially hoping to hear from restaurants struggling as a result of the government shutdown — share your stories; it could even help drum up business.
All this and more is very welcome to the tipline; just drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos—from plywood to shutter signage to DOH missives—are especially encouraged. Anonymity guaranteed, of course, for those keeping a low profile. While you're at it, feel free to follow Eater on Facebook or Foursquare or Twitter AND/or sign up for the email newsletter. And perhaps contribute to our Flickr Photo Pool, too. It's an Eater smorgasbord out there, and we'd love for you to dig in.