As fall restaurant season swings into high gear, we would like to take a moment to thank the lifeblood of Eater: the tipsters. Your rumormongering, permit-scooping, gossip, philosophizing and rants keep us afloat. Here's a quick primer for newcomers on how to get in on the fun:
Is an expansion-minded Austin chef eyeing up your neighborhood? Hear a rumor of a hot new craft cocktail bar in the works? Know a favorite Austin food truck who just signed a restaurant lease? Or maybe you just need a good airing of grievances. All this and more is encouraged -- just hit up your trusty friend the tipline. Photos of permits, TABC applications, shutter signage are encouraged. Anonymity is guaranteed. See you in the tips.