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Photo Contest: Your Go-To Neighborhood Hangout

Every week, we’ll pick winning photos to showcase on our website.

Show us your favorite neighborhood hangout. Photograph of Slipstream by Andrew Propp.

This week, the New York Times finally discovered what’s been obvious to Washingtonians for a long time: that DC’s dining scene goes far beyond “expense account steakhouses” and “cheap ethnic restaurants,” as our own Anna Spiegel pointed out on Best Bites. The point she did agree with? That the area “boasts more destination-worthy neighborhood haunts than ever.”

It’s a fact worth celebrating—and to that end, we want to see photos of your favorite local hangout. Whether it’s the mom ’n’ pop shop you head to every morning for coffee and your favorite breakfast sandwich, or the dive bar that’s your refuge after a long day of work, show us the places that make you glad to live in your neighborhood.

Submit your photos by e-mailing or by tagging #WashMagPhoto on Instagram or Twitter. Please include where the photo was taken and your name with each submission. We’ll highlight our favorite photos on Monday, October 27.