Vanessa and Regina are cousins who grew up together in Manila, Philippines. 'See You at the 7' is their first collaborative project.Read More
Bay Area Restaurant Owner Publishes Book About 160-Year-Old Mile House "See You At The 7 - Stories From the Bay Area's Last Original Mile House"
The historic 7 Mile House, an award-winning restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue in the San Francisco Bay Area, is celebrating 160 years of business (for the second time) since opening their doors in 1858. Along with the anniversary celebration, owner Vanessa Garcia is self-publishing the first book written about the history of 7 Mile House, taking on the responsibility as historian and guardian of the only Bay Area mile house left standing in its original location.Read More
Many of you are aware how vocal I am about my being an immigrant. I came here 22 years ago from the Philippines, fresh out of college and about to start on my master’s degree (who would’ve thought, right?). I had never lived anywhere else and apart from my family before then. I rented a room in a distant relative’s house, had to teach myself to get around the city, learned how to stretch every penny until my allowance or paycheck from a part-time library job came in. I struggled. I worked my ass off. I dreamed. And, thankfully, God or whoever it is up there calling the shots, decided my efforts were worth it.Read More
Hi everyone! I’m sure most of you have gotten used to me announcing to everyone who cares to listen that we are writing a book! It’s going to be about—what else—our own 7 Mile House. We scoured libraries across three counties, talked to old regulars and people who made 7 Mile their home over the past four decades, and even went to different government agencies just to get more info about your favorite bar.Read More