November 3, 1839 First opium war-2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks

November 3, 1868 Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

November 3, 1921 Actor Charles Bronson born

November 3, 1928 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet November 3, 1979 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)

November 3, 2009 The Scrumptious Chef site is born. A sweet bouncing baby is wrought!

We just stumbled upon the fact that today, 3 years ago, this site was launched with the following article: Scrumptious Chef Visit link

Three years, 1095 days, and 1,587 articles later here we are. Presiding over a media empire from our lofty roost in French Place in East Austin. It’s been a wild ride y’all.

Deepest gratitude. This is the people’s food blog. Without y’all we would not exist.

Now, to celebrate we’re going to hit our infamous “random” button that generates posts from day 1 through today and see what serendipity will bring this article.

1} Austin Daily Photo: TJ’s Seafood Thursday link an obituary of all things. Captain TJ’s was East Austin’s prime source for dirt cheap delicious seafood. You could get an oyster platter here for under 5 bucks. A Vietnamese family ran the joint and they had a fishing boat in the Gulf.

2} Austin Daily Photo: Head Cheese From Domenica In New Orleans link When push comes to shove this is our favorite restaurant in the Crescent City. Chef Alon Shaya, the wunderkind, is one of the top chefs in the Deep South and we make a beeline here whenever we’re fortunate enough to hit NOLA.

3} Austin Daily Photo: R&G Barbecue link One of the great, under the radar bbq joints in the great state of Texas.

4} Austin Daily Photo: Rest In Peace Little City link another damn obituary. An icon in the world of Austin, Texas coffee. Now shuttered. We spent thousands of hours here working, living, loving and plotting our lives in Austin.

last random post

5} Top 5 Austin Texas Food Stories This Week link from May of this year. A recap including the X Porn Star Collective, Barbacoa, hot dogs, banh mi and Salty Sow. Just another week at the Scrumptious House.

Another interesting stat off our admin page. This site has been commented on 2,115 times.

Before we get maudlin we’re going to sign off. We’ve got articles to write after all. Thanks again for sticking with us/putting up with us. We really appreciate it.

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