Bacon cheesecake (!?) at Nick's Roast Beef

Bacon cheesecake

Is there an end to this trend of applying and inserting bacon to places it's never gone before?

I refer to several new items on the menu at Nick's Roast Beef at 16 S. Second St. in Old City, which has gone hog-wild for bacon. 

Nick’s owner Joseph Schultice, aka Joey Dog, has partnered with local bacon purveyor Bespoke Bacon to create a ground bacon and beef blend (35 percent bacon, 65 percent beef).

The burger will debut during Old City “Bacon and Beer Fest” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Also new are bacon nachos with pan-fried bacon crumble, beer and bacon flights, tomato and crimini mushroom salad with pancetta tesa, and - yes! - a bacon cheesecake that melds sweet and savory in a calorific dessert. (The crust is dusted with bacon, caramelized apples, fresh rosemary and roasted garlic.)

Yards Brewing Company, Prism Brewing Company and Philadelphia Brewing Company will pair four seasonal with the bacon-centric menu.

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