New Soul Food Place in Hempstead, LI
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)
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).