broox is Derek Brooks

Hi. I'm Derek and I'm awesome. I like going out, driving fast, hotness, technology, and playing with toys. I built this site with my friend Nick, it's a lot of fun to run.

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Derek lives in Ankeny but spends more time going out in Des Moines. He has rated 93 places, giving them an average of 3.5 stars.

Derek hasn't been around in quite a while... We miss you, Derek.

Derek's latest reviews

Derek Brooks gave Flour 4 Stars

You don't find a thick crust gourmet pizza that often, but you'll find it here!

I'm not the hugest thick crust pizza fan, but this place does it great. Not greasy, excellent slices of pizza.

Whe... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Proof 5 Stars

Wow, this is a great lunch spot. Get one of their flatbreads, you won't be disappointed. That Beef Brisket sandwich is amazing.

Derek Brooks gave The Fremont 4 Stars

The Fremont is a solid divey neighborhood bar with pinup art on the walls, a "no help wanted" sign, and "cash only" signs featuring Johnny Cash flipping you off.

On Sundays they have a build your ... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Flarah's 4 Stars

Great sandwiches and lots of mini cheesecake for dessert options. Awesome.

Service can be a little spotty and the sandwiches aren't too big, but everything I ate here was excellent... and I had jus... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Hoshi Sushi Lounge 5 Stars

First of all, this place is ran by La Tran (the guy who is responsible for reviving Des Moines sushi in the mid 90s). La spent years at Waterfront as the head sushi chef and has trained chefs working ... (see full review)