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Would you like Hepatitis A on your salad?

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Over the weekend fine diners were invited to a special downtown event: immune globulin shots.

That's because at least one employee at Café Pinot, the fancy restaurant nestled in front of the central library downtown, has contracted Hepatitis A. The disease, whose symptoms include fever, nausea and dark urine (good morning!), has a weeks-long incubation period. So only those who dined at Café Pinot post-Thanksgiving, from Nov. 25-Dec. 4 should worry. Luckily for us, the balls-out, open-bar LAist Café Pinot bash fell just outside the window. (We kid. Of course we would have invited you).

Café Pinot is part of the Patina Group empire, which has kind of a lock on cultural major cultural institution restaurants (want to grab dinner at the Disney Concert Hall, LACMA or the Music Center, you're eating Patina). It also has outposts in Hollywood, Las Vegas and Northern California. The food is always very, very good -- unfortunately, it's not always good for you.

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