Karloff at 256 Court Street gets the feature treatment from the South Brooklyn Post:
South Brooklyn Post: Don’t let the name on the front window, in Russian font, harkening to Boris Karloff, the 30s horror flick star, set you off. Husband and wife Olga and Artur Shishko opened on Sept. 26 with hopes of creating something homey and unique. They offer four kinds of special-brewed coffee (watch for our video early this week on the “siphon” process, which looks like a chemistry experiment done in beakers), loose teas, Russian egg nog (dangerously good and warming), a full breakfast menu all day, with offerings like herb omelets, croissants stuffed with eggs, pastries, lox; and a lunch and dinner menu ranging from soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers (including a juicy chicken-dumpling burger served with purple Russian horseradish and a piquant mustard) to modern twists on Russian and Eastern European specialties such as a Hungarian-inspired beef stew and a green pepper stuffed with rice and ground beef that left me in an almost embarrassing state of verbal pleasure (yumm, ummm, ooh, that sort of thing). The latkes are very popular (crispy on the outside, moist herbed shredded potatoes on the inside) as well as the Kasha, a Russian grain, firm and nutty. There are selections for vegetarians, like a veggie platter with steamed grilled vegetables, potatoes, broccoli, zucchini and carrots, and a juice bar, too.