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Salu Restaurant Review: Salú occupies the site that was New Orleans’ first wine bar. Transformation to a restaurant brought the space into the 21st century, with rich colors, eclectic art and a large, hand-painted skylight by local artist E. Lee Jahncke. More than 100 wines by the bottle and 30 by the glass are on offer. The menu changes regularly, so there is always something new. Standouts among the small plates are the lamb chop lollipops, bacon-wrapped prawns and seared jumbo scallops with spicy pepper relish. Those with heartier appetites might opt for an entrée of braised pork shoulder or a generous portion of seafood paella. Order the house signature paella (a mixed seafood selection), and you get a free bottle of wine. Speaking of paella, every Thursday Salú features Paella Night with live music. The three-hour happy hour kicks off at 4 p.m. weekdays, making this a good after-work spot. In the evenings, there’s a contemporary hip vibe, soft lighting and giant windows overlooking busy Magazine Street. In balmy weather, the best seat is at one of the outdoor tables.