MUA in Oakland Has a Sister, NEX

Mua in Oakland has a new sister restaurant just next door, ~NEX~, and whaddya know, it’s now open. After closing Soizic Bistro, owner Hi-Suk Dong has launched this new concept, offering an approachable menu of small plates like gnocchi or grilled asparagus with green goddess dressing, bacon, and a poached egg, to larger plates like duck confit and skate wing. And it’s affordable: the most expensive dish is the steak frites for $18. Hours are 5pm-10pm daily (no reservations). There is a full bar menu, along with beer and wine. 2442 Webster St. at 25th St., Oakland. NOTE: The phone for now is Mua’s: 510-238-1100.