A long time ago when Phil Faul's father was a young boy in Church Point, LA he was very creative with his toys. His favorite play-things were those made from his mother's empty wooden thread spools. In Cajun French the word for these wooden spools is "fezzo", pronounced "FEE-zo." Everywhere Phil's father went he took these wooden-spool toys with him. One day a local postmaster began calling young Phil, "Fezzo", a name he still carries with him. In July 1979, Phil's family opened a grocery store in Rayne, LA and called it "Fezzo's Supermarket". Both Phil and his childhood friend Pat Bordes II worked in the family grocery store for many years. In July 1999, exactly 20 years later, Phil Faul and Pat Bordes II opened their first restaurant as co-owners. When it came time to name the restaurant, it was clear what name was to be given. In honor of Phil's dad, they named it "Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse and Oyster Bar."