BK9, a restaurant and bar serving up Caribbean-inspired food that’s a play on what the nine guys behind the business grew up eating with their families in Brooklyn, owner Gary Casimir tells us. “We think the menu is different than than others you’ve seen before,” he says. “Healthier, foodie-er. It takes the authentic and adds a modern twist to it.” Chef Jeremie Tomczak, who’s worked at the popular Marcus Samuelsson restaurant Red Rooster in Harlem, has developed dishes that reflect the nine guys’ Caribbean backgrounds, but with a spin that comes from not only his training, but perhaps takes a little from his own background growing up in Wisconsin. For instance, Casimir describes a parsnip cake they’ll have at dessert, a tweak to the traditional carrot cake.