Austin Chef Is Maybe Competing on The Bachelorette
Looks like Austin chef Page Pressley is a potential contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. A photo of the virtual fine dining restaurant Foxtail Supper Club chef appears among the possible 42 candidates shared on the show’s Facebook page this week. The caption simply noted that he’s 37 years old and from Santa Fe, New Mexico. The lineup isn’t finalized yet, as a rep for the show shared with Eater: “We currently are not confirming our cast of men for The Bachelorette until closer to our premiere, and do not have any other information right now.” The 16th season of the show was going to start filming soon, as Bachelorette Clare Crawley told E News in June, with a premiere date sometime in the fall.
Tracking Austin Food Trucks Closing Temporarily Because of Staffers With COVID-19
A staffer at Veracruz All Natural’s Mueller truck tested positive for COVID-19, as the restaurant shared today, Friday, July 17, on social media. That location is closed for now, so that its staff can quarantine and the truck gets deep-cleaned. The other locations remain open at this time, too.
Supper Club Holds Panel About Homelessness
Set Supper Club, an Austin dinner series focused on mental health awareness and support, is hosting a virtual panel discussion and raffle this weekend, to combat the Save Austin Now petition, which seeks to ban homeless camping in the city. The panel, titled “Shelter and Safety: Decriminalizing and Funding the Houseless,” features clinical social worker and supervisor Sarah Kinchelow and Sunrise Community Church lead pastor Mark Hilbelink, both of whom have worked with the homeless. The raffle includes items such as hand-pulled noodle kits from Old Thousand, a pastry class run by food stylist and writer Erin McDowell, and tote bags with various local edible goods. The events take place on Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. RSVPs are being accepted now. Recently, the series has been raising money for advocacy organization Measure Austin, too.