San Antonio restaurant Pharm Table is dedicated to reinventing comfort foods while eliminating those inflammatory ingredients with chronic health implications, such as dairy, wheat and processed sugar. Chef/owner Elizabeth Johnson promotes a largely plant-based diet, with smaller portions of clean animal proteins. She takes much of her inspiration from the ayurvedic diet.

Ayurveda is the conjugation of two Sanskrit words, meaning “life” (ayus) and “science” (veda). The ayurvedic diet is an anti-inflammatory approach to eating that focuses on a person’s unique constitution. Johnson suggests event planners incorporate the philosophy of ayurveda into group meetings through body, mind and spirit programming. This could include serving foods relevant to each season and the three body types; incorporating exercise activities that promote health and movement; and bringing people outdoors to enjoy some of San Antonio’s treasures, such as its rivers, missions and public art. Pharm Table can help facilitate by customizing activities with local health and wellness professionals.

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo—or any day ending with a ‘y’—with the Mother Mayo Margarita from JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa’s Cibolo Moon. The cocktail brings an innovative twist to the classic margarita with mezcal and pineapple. Salud!



The Kimpton Pittman Hotel has opened in Dallas’ storied Deep Ellum neighborhood, serving as the first hotel in the neighborhood and providing doorstep access to some of the city’s most popular shops, breweries, dining and live music venues.