Pismo Beach, another great town we discovered driving to LA.
Again somewhere I had never heard of. Yet it seems to be mentioned in quite a lot in Hollywood films.
According to this article
In the 1969 TV movie Dragnet 1966, Bill Gannon retires to Pismo Beach due to poor health. After eight months and three weeks of eating Pismo Beach clam chowder, Bill’s health returns, his teeth stop falling out and he is able to be reinstated with the LAPD. Explaining to Joe Friday the reason for his restored health he states, “The clams, Joe. The clams.”
Bugs Bunny also loves the clams and longs to get to Pismo Beach in the film Ali Baba Bunny.
While we were taking photos of the cutest houses we got chatting to a lovely lady who lived there (the Californians love chatting to any one with an English accent). She recommended us to have lunch at the famous Splash Cafe. Apparently the stars flock there. We didn’t see any though. Like Bugs Bunny I want to go there and taste the clam chowder again.