This might sound like the title to a punk-rock song, but it's true: I had a New Bomb Turkey sandwich with a New Bomb Turk.

This might sound like the title to a punk-rock song, but it's true: I had a New Bomb Turkey sandwich with a New Bomb Turk.

I'll fill in the blanks. I met Jim Weber, guitarist for the New Bomb Turks - one of the best and most successful Columbus punk bands ever - in the Melt Bar and Grilled at Easton Town Center, where we ate the seasonal sandwich named for the band that Weber helped found.

Yep, we each had a New Bomb Turkey ($14) - the mammoth, Thanksgiving-month-appropriate sandwich Melt features during November. It'll only be available for about another week, but as Weber suggested, it's well-worth seeking out - with a beer or three. That way, Melt's booze (huge beer list) and fortifying holiday food can prime you for (or ease the disappointment after) a mandatory family Thanksgiving dinner.

Obviously Weber was familiar with the Cleveland-based chain's annual November special. "It's good - everything gets slammed together. It's like the best Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich you never made," he told me as we sat down in the big, kitschy and duskily lit space.

Melt's space also celebrates rock 'n' roll, so the New Bomb Turks bandmates aren't just commemorated on plates. They reappear in the transporting black-and-white photographs taken by Jay Brown that document great Columbus bands (playing in places such as Stache's) in an inspired photo gallery. Not one to mist over about "the good old days," Weber laughed when pointing out that Brown's little gallery is located near the bathrooms.

Back to the plate. That NBT sandwich is one of the best things I've tried at Melt. Thick, crusty, griddle-toasted bread bolstered by melted Muenster cheese forms a sturdy vehicle for hefty slices of turkey breast revived on the griddle. This gets garnished with very respectable versions of the classic side dishes you'd expect.

That means slabs of comforting stuffing studded with carrot and fragrant with sage, onion and celery; roasted butternut squash scented with cinnamon and used like a condiment; plus bright and textured cranberry-orange jam for counterpoint. "Homemade turkey gravy" is also advertized, but if my sandwich had any, there wasn't much.

Still, when paired with Melt's (Weber-recommended) real-deal smashed redskin potatoes, this special handheld feast will do to your appetite - and the holiday blahs - what the Turks have been doing on stage for about a quarter century: "!!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!"