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Ruthie's Rolling Cafe is Bringing Its Grilled Cheese Mash Ups to the Public

"Ain't no party like a grilled cheese party. "

I love that line, but for Ruthie's Rolling Cafe, it's a mantra. And if you're a grilled cheese aficionado and follow the food truck's tweets, you too will have the lyric so completely stuck in your head you'll question your sanity.

Ruthie's specializes in the smashing of gourmet grilled cheese ingredients. The truck is not so much new to town, but it's been hiding out at private parties (including ones with Scott Baio, apparently). By doing so, Ruthie's has avoided some permit issues (remember those?).

Now they're working out a few final kinks and will soon hit the streets, starting with this weekend's food truck rally at Sigel's.

As for Ruthie's menu: The "Grilled Cheese Machine" has Swiss and cheddar cheeses with turkey and bacon topped off with Ruthie's "special" slob sauce on San Francisco-style sour dough bread. Or you can customize a sandwich from five different cheeses and meats, served between six different types of bread, all from the Empire Baking Company. They also have a variety of amenities, including Ruthie's Slob Sauce, jalapeños, caramelized onions, grilled tomatoes and pesto. They smash it all together into one hot mess for a grill cheese party in your mouth.

Look for Ruthie's blue and pink rolling cafe at Sigel's this weekend and then on the streets of Dallas. Look for ChaChi on random reality shows or hire him out for your next private party. Because there ain't no...

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.