While Blue Blues doesn't exist in real life, there are plenty of gorgeous Monterey eateries that do. It turns out quite a few of them inspired moments in 'Big Little Lies,' which means you can go visit them. Here's your BLL eating tour of the stunning city.
Not only is Happy Girl Kitchen a Pacific Grove fav of
Madeline Martha Mackenzie's Reese Witherspoon's, but it also has some of its products featured in season two. See: their locally famous jams and coffee. People (and Reese) love their grapefruit jam, specifically.
Where to find it: 173 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
OK, fine, the aquarium is not really a dining destination (though, to be fair, you can have a perfectly fine meal with a ridiculous view of the ocean at their restaurant), but because a certain BLL employee works at the aquarium in season two, it makes this list. Have a (fishy) ball!
Where to find it: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
If you ask CNN, they'll tell you Paluca Trattoria was another inspiration behind the darling fictional Blue Blues. If that alone isn't enough to sway you, the promise of pesto calamari should. Bring a group—have a Monterey Five pasta party!
Where to find it: 6D Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA
While it's not exactly in Monterey, The Breakfast Club is worth your time for the cinnamon swirl pancakes alone. Oh, and the fact that it's so hole-in-the-wall that celebs in the area tend to frequent? That shouldn't hurt either.
Where to find it: 1130 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside, California
There's no particular one spot at Lover's Point that you need to stop in at and eat, but the main characters of the show frequent the area for its beauty and prime picnic locations. For your best, most local experience, hit the snack bar and take a seat wherever feels right in your heart.
Where to find it: 631 Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove, CA