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Salu Restaurant Review: Salú took over the site of New Orleans’ first wine bar and managed to bring it into the twenty-first century. The bar features more than 100 wines by the bottle and 30 by the glass. The menu is divided into sections labeled "Sopa Y Ensalada," "Frío" (cold) and "Caliente" (hot). Among the small plates, the standouts are clearly the lamb chop lollipops, the chorizo sliders and the Medjool dates with apple wood-smoked bacon and mascarpone. Those with heartier appetites might opt for an entrée of braised pork shoulder, or a generous portion of seafood paella. And as long as you’ve gone that far, you wouldn’t miss out on the Nutella flatbread with crème brûlée, now would you? Salú's rich colors, eclectic art and a large, hand-painted skylight designed by local artist E. Lee Jahncke are design features. The three-hour happy hour kicks off at 4 p.m. weekdays, making Salú 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, fight the good fight for one of the outside tables.