In this month's The Art of the Snack, we're focused on where one goes when it's after work! Whether you work from home, co-working locations or an office, we all need to grab drinks and have great bites after work - even if you're Friday starts earlier in the week! We make our way to Therapy in Las Vegas which is exactly what the doctor would prescribe. We get the scoop on this American Gastro Pub from Executive Chef Christopher Robyn.
ATHLEISURE MAG: Prior to coming to Therapy, what is your culinary background and how would you define your style of cooking?
EXECUTIVE CHEF CHRISTOPHER ROBYN: Prior to joining the Therapy team in spring of 2018, my career has taken me to very different areas of food & beverage, giving me multiple styles of cooking. I spent time in New Mexico as the Corporate Executive Chef for the Apache Nugget Corporation, specializing in Native American and Spanish cuisine; I have worked on the Strip as a sous chef at New York New York Casino & Hotel; and I have also worked in Asian cuisine as the Corporate Chef for Bachi Burger.
AM: For those who have yet to attend Therapy, when did it open, what can one expect in terms of the ambiance, dishes, etc?
EC CR: Therapy is an American gastro-style pub that has been thriving in the Fremont East Entertainment District since June of 2015. This restaurant elevated downtown dining with its ambient class, while constantly finding ways to combine unique flavors of great food and drinks.
AM: What are signature dishes that we should know about at Therapy?
EC CR: Signature dishes, that have proven to be customer favorites, include our fried mac & cheese croquettes, served with house-made tomato bacon jam and Sriracha aioli; and our red velvet chicken & waffle sliders, served with house-made coleslaw and vanilla maple syrup.
AM: What is the meaning behind the name, Therapy?
EC CR: The name of the restaurant, Therapy, stemmed from the slogan ‘Good Food. Good Friends. Good Drinks.’ By putting these three components together, one could create its own kind of Therapy and good food, good friends and good drinks are a way to release stress.
AM: What are 3 signature cocktails available at Therapy?
EC CR: Three signature cocktails we serve include our St. Therapy, the Relapse and The Smash.
AM: If there is anything else that we should know about Therapy, let me know!
EC CR: At Therapy, we truly have something for everybody. Not only do we offer lunch, dinner and happy hour, we are launching a new weekend brunch and our new club concept, Relapse. If you are in Downtown Las Vegas, Therapy is a must stop spot.