An Oaxacan resto from Phish's manager in Berkeley

The brainchild of the former manager of Phish ('natch), Comal's a woodsy, 140-seat Oaxacan resto opening Friday in Berkeley with a menu from a Delfina alum that includes whole chickens roasted in a wood-burning hearth, plus tetelas (corn turnovers), tlayudas (basically an open-faced crispy burrito), and grilled artichoke with ancho and epazote butter sauce. And because according to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the year of The Alcohol, you'll be able to get plenty of it including 10 beers, two Sonoma tap wines, and a curated-by-the-Bon-Vivants list of cocktails, sipping tequilas & mezcals.