We’ve been writing so many obituaries lately it’s left us in a foul mood. Poring over our vast archives of Austin food images did not help. Here’s one from a few years back. A true heartbreaker; Captain TJ’s shortly after a fire ravaged East Austin’s finest seafood house. We were rolling by the morning the old girl went up in flames. Thick black smoke was billowing from the rear of the building and we spent the next few days disconsolate as we came to grasp the fact that our cheap, oyster fix was nothing but a memory.

TJ’s reopened up near Pflugerville but it changed hands and the man who bought it, though extremely nice, did not have the formula that could propel us toward his fryers on a regular basis.

The old TJ’s is now a pawn shop.

all Austin Daily Photos http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/Austin-Daily-Photo

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