We here at Eater just wanted to stop for a second to express our gratitude to you tipsters and contributors out there who keep the site afloat with all your plywood shots, rumormongering, and gossip spilling. We really couldn't do it without you. To the rest of you who are unfamiliar with tipping, here's a quick primer on how to get involved in the obsessive coverage of the restaurant world we all love so much:
The Eater Tipline: Have a shot of a new restaurant going in near your office? What about a teary shutter sign? Did you overhear of a new Zak Pelaccio project and want to share? Or maybe you experienced a restaurant shitshow worthy of the complaints dept. Your tips are our lifeblood, and you can send them all to firstname.lastname@example.org. For all you paranoid industry workers, please remember that all tips are completely anonymous.
The Eater Flickr Pool: Submit photos to our Eater Flickr Pool if you want a new platform for you fine food and restaurant photography. We use the pool to see what our readers are up to and to catch what we missed. Remember we can't patrol the streets for plywoods, new food trucks, and DOH signage on our lonesome. The easiest way to join is by creating a free Flickr account (or logging in if you already have one), clicking on the Eater Flickr Pool along the right-hand side of this very page and selecting "Join This Pool." Then, you can upload photos and assign all relevant restaurant-centric shots to the pool. Every week, we choose the top shots for Best of the Eater Flickr Pool.