7 Mile House

Established in 1853, the historic 7 Mile House is a family restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue

Established in 1853, the historic 7 Mile House is a family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue in the San Francisco Bay Area serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food.

I'll Remember Andrew

(This poem was written on Master/Student night after my arrival at the 7 Mile, since Andrew wanted one, and I had none.)

    I”ll Remember Andrew

by Jeff Kaliss
dedicated to Vanessa Garcia and all her April guests at the 7 Mile House, where this was made

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This lovely light, these sunny sounds
Will lengthen evening up and down
Bayshore Boulevard,
Skipping over scrub,
All the way from Chris’s barbecue,
All the way to the aromas of Oakland
And beyond,
To prove we’re prettier than Paris,
Juicier than the Big Apple.

We’ll sing goodbye to all we ever grieved,
‘Cause here we’ve grooved, are grooving, and will groove, together,
We’ll all remember April, and be glad.

We’ll be content we heard and made and made and heard music,
All the days through April;
Our hearts were so warm, we could feel each others’ hearts,
And Spring was new, and we knew it was new, and we knew we were new,
New as an unwaxed pair of undergraduate jazz ears,
Thrilling to the tutelage of Andrew’s alto.

We’re not afraid of Fall, not afraid of April’s tax forms,
‘Cause we’ll get returns on all the joy we played in April.

The kitchen will close, if it hasn’t already;
Lumpia lasts only as long as it can be crispy and dippable;
But we won’t forget, we won’t be lonely;
We’ll remember April and Andrew and the 7 Mile,
And we’ll be sure to take some home.

    -30-

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Hours of Operation:      

Sundays 10am-8pm;      Mondays & Tuesdays 11:30am-10pm (kitchen till 9pm);       Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:30am-11pm (kitchen till 9pm);       Fridays & Saturdays 11:30am-1am (kitchen till 10pm)

2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA 94005
(415) 467-2343