The Dish: Food Truck Sunday Fundays in Providence

Food trucks will serve up hearty fare at the Hot Club every Sunday through New Year's Day.

There's a new option for celebrating Sunday Funday on the Providence waterfront. Work up an appetite and head to the Hot Club, located at 25 Bridge St. in Providence, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday now through New Year’s Day to feast on food from local mobile vendors. Grab and go or get a dish and dig in inside the Hot Club, which has a new addition with more indoor seating and live music (not to mention adult beverages for those twenty-one and older).

The events are organized by PVD Food Truck Events and Food Trucks In, which is working with more than fifty locally owned food trucks with plans to rotate them in and out every Sunday. A minimum of four food trucks with varying cuisines will be pulled up each Sunday, and options may include barbecue, Asian food, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches, french fries, vegetarian options and more. Some of the trucks participating are Open Season, Pat's Pastured to Go, Presto Strange O Coffee Truck, O'Crepe, Poco Loco, Sarcastic Sweets and SoulFull Fried Chicken.

Food Trucks In is a national website that was founded and created by Eric Weiner, along with his partner, Steven Cross, right here in Providence. Food lovers simply log in to locate food trucks locally and in cities across the country. (For more about the business, click here.)

Mobile vendors are scheduled to appear at Food Truck Sunday Fundays up until Jan. 1, 2017, except Christmas. “We are hoping to continue on and do it as long as people show up,” says Weiner.

Here are some tips on great dishes to try:

Open Season truck's venison chili is perfect for the winter months because it warms up your tummy to beat the cold. Open Season also offers turducken sliders, a meat mixture that includes turkey, duck and chicken.

Pat’s Pastured to Go only uses ingredients directly from its farm. Try locally raised beef in a burger or Pat’s homemade sausages. Fancheezical grilled cheese truck serves up some innovative bread and cheese combinations while O’Crepe brings Parisian cuisine to Providence. Tacos are always classic food truck fare and Poco Loco packs some of the best.

All of the trucks accept cash, credit or debit and the weekly event is free admission. Events are open to all ages and there is something for everyone. Some spots overlook the water so bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy your warm chili, or opt for indoor seats inside the Hot Club. For the upcoming Sunday schedule of trucks, visit the PVD Food Truck Events Facebook page. Be sure to check back frequently as the list can change.