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New Soul Food Place in Hempstead, LI

Paul Trapani Jun 24, 2006 10:03 PM

Mr. Riddick has taken command of what used to be a fried chicken and fish place. He's added a cosy sit down section and a steam table full of "dynamite dinners" (and "delicious side orders"!).

Mac'n'cheese was different the two times I've had it. Once it was dry and cheddary, another it was creamy and laced with cayenne. Neither one lasted too long under my fork. The sweet tea is great, plenty of sugar with no trace of bitter tannins.

Riddicks Kitchen & Catering Restaurant
213 Front Street (just West of V & T)
Hempstead, NY

  1. johnk Jun 25, 2006 11:47 AM

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for the tip. Have you tied the soul food place in the Red Losbter shopping plaza in Carle Place. I think it's called LL Dent?

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    1. re: johnk
      Paul Trapani Jun 27, 2006 08:09 AM

      Yes, I've been there a couple of times. The chili is excellent. It's worth checking out for other dishes as well. They have a big Sunday buffet brunch that I want to try out.

      Also, I'm hot on the trail of another soul food place in the area. There used to be a place called McKeller's on Franklin Street in Hempstead. Unfortunately I never got around to trying it, but there's a new place in it's spot, called Jade's (Jahday's not Jayde's).

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      Scribbler Jun 27, 2006 04:19 PM

      Is this place in the same shopping center as V&T?

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      1. re: Scribbler
        Paul Trapani Jun 28, 2006 03:29 AM

        No, Riddick's is a couple of blocks past V & T on Front Street. Jade's is on Franklin a few blocks up from V & T.

        Is there another place in the V & T shopping center?

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