Friday, November 2, 2012
Bourbon pecan pie.
It's named after Ray... and then again, it's not. According to the restaurant's website, "People are always asking how we came up with the name fayrays. Well, this is the Readers Digest version. When the first King Kong movie came out in the ’30’s, Fay Wray played the part of Ann Darrow. My father, Ray, as a young child saw the movie. It made quite an impression on him, the monster - no, the cinematography - no, seeing the wind blow Fay’s shirt open just a tinsy bit and, perhaps seeing a bit of bra or, better yet, boobie (whichever) was an image he never forgot. Years later, with his girls in Colorado, he was speaking of Fay Wray - they were oblivious to who she was, but said 'Dad if you ever open a restaurant, you must name it fayrays, because your name is Ray! oh, yea, and that memory (boobies) engrained in your brain.' Quirky, short and sweet, that is how fayrays came to be named!"
So that's the name of the restaurant. The name of this dessert on the menu is simply Pecan Pie. What it is is a bourbon-soaked gut-warmer of a pie drizzled with chocolate and served with ice cream. It's the definition of a guilty good time, and almost too heavy to be lingered over after a solid meal. Taken with coffee or wine and a good conversationalist as a dining companion, and Fayray's pecan pie is a great after-dinner choice.
100 East Elm Street
El Dorado, AR 71730