Brunch Belly has beaten the odds for a Newport food truck—it was granted special permission, with the help from a member of the City Council, to park on the street at Nimfest, held every Sunday this past summer. It has been a long-standing policy of the City of Newport to forbid food trucks from operating on city streets. Owners Kerin and Charlie Hamilton have the license to operate their food truck—but technically only for special events.
Looking to spend more time with his family, Chef Charlie left the hustle and bustle of the restaurant world to open up the Brunch Belly truck. The brunch inspiration came from his expertise in making family breakfast, a tradition he wanted to share with the public. So, if you see the truck driving down the road on Aquidneck Island, you’ll want to follow it to the next event in the city by the sea.
Vehicle: Chevy truck, repurposed from an old electric truck from New Jersey
Refurbishing: All painting and truck upgrades done in Rhode Island
Owners: Kerin and Charlie Hamilton
Chef: Charlie Hamilton
Follow on: EatBrunchBelly.com; Instagram: @eatbrunchbelly; Facebook: @BrunchBelly
Most popular dish: Cheesesteak or the Brunch Belly burger
Favorite brunch treat: Breakfast burrito
Number of eggs cracked daily: 60
Favorite Hangouts: Nimfest in summertime; Harvest Fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary
Rain or Shine: Of course!
Upcoming events: Follow them online to events around the state, on and off Aquidneck Island
Local Purveyors: Topas, Newport Specialty Foods and Provencal Bakery