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 Iowa City. He has rated 7 places, giving them an average of 4.5 stars.

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

Derek's latest reviews

Derek Brooks gave Atlas World Grill 5 Stars

Wow. I was honestly not expecting the food to be as tasty as it was at the Atlas. The Blackened Catfish (served on andouille sausage-jambalaya and buttermilk coleslaw) is amazing.

Service was great... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Micky's Irish Pub 4 Stars

Micky's is a little Irish Pub that surprised me. They had some legit Irish beer and whiskeys in stock (i.e. Powers whiskey, it's rare to see this stocked in American bars).

The food was quite good ... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Iowa City Yacht Club 4 Stars

The Yacht Club is a hilarious/fun venue. The actual concert area is in a basement with 8 foot tall drop ceilings... I've watched people crowd surf here and literally scrape the ceiling.

That said, ... (see full review)

Derek Brooks gave Piano Lounge 4 Stars

The Piano Lounge is a nice little martini/live music bar hidden in an Alley off of Iowa Avenue.

I haven't been on an actual piano night, but I've been on an accoustic guitar night. It was a really... (see full review)