Something Cheesy Slings Smiles

After seeing a grilled cheese truck while on vacation in Vancouver B.C., Thereasa Dougan knew it was something Bellingham needed. She had been tossing around the idea of starting a soup kitchen or something similar, but when she saw the grilled cheese truck, she knew what she had to do. “I love adventure, so a food truck is more adventurous than a soup kitchen for sure,” Dougan says.

You can find Something Cheesy at several events around Bellingham during the summer, including Downtown Sounds on Wednesdays and other one-time affairs like Bacon and Kegs, Dog Days of Summer, and Hoptoberfest. The menu changes by season and from event to event, so you’re likely to see something different each time. One day you might find fried mac and cheese or tatchos–tater tot nachos–while another you might find ham and cheese sandwiches or egg bagels.

Although their website is somethingcheesytruck.com, Something Cheesy isn’t actually a truck. Dougan originally wanted to operate out of a bus she purchased, but the bus ended up being too short to work. After spending a good portion of the vending season pouring time and energy into the bus, she decided to just buy a tent instead. “Things happen for a reason. I actually really like [the tent] because we’re open and our customers can see our process; what we do and how we do it.”

Dougan was born and raised in Bellingham, so being part of the community in a new way is something she’s excited about. “I love the community…and the community events that we do.”


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"The menu changes by season and from event to event, so you’re likely to see something different each time."