Forking Around With . . . Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.

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Orly Taitz was the subject of a Weekly cover story in June 2009.
"Forking Around With . . ." is our occasional feature meant to spotlight the food likes and dislikes of people of prominence in Orange County.

Dr. Orly Taitz, the Rancho Santa Margarita attorney and dentist who is best known for her challenges of Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidency, is certainly prominent here in our red county.

She graciously took time from her busy caseload to share her thoughts on OC's food scene.

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OC Weekly: What are your favorite restaurants in Orange County?

C'est La Vie
Orly Taitz: We love the ocean, and we go for walks by the ocean on the weekends and visit a few restaurants in Laguna Beach and Dana Point. Probably my favorite is C'est La Vie (373 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-497-5100; This restaurant has great food, excellent service, friendly waiters and waitresses, and incredible ocean views. RJ's Cafe in Dana Point Harbor (25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Ste. 120, Dana Point, 949-218-5757; has piano entertainment from time to time, great fish dishes and beautiful views of the Harbor. Ichibiri (16 Monarch Bay Plaza, Dana Point, 949-661-1544) in Dana Point offers Japanese food, which is cooked in front of your eyes, in a very fresh and friendly atmosphere. China Moon in Laguna Niguel (30001 Town Center Dr., Laguna Niguel, 949-249-6868; and Peking Dragon in Dana Point (34171 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949-493-9499; are our favorite Chinese restaurants.

RJ's Cafe in Dana Point.
OCW: If you could snap your fingers and instantly have any dish delivered to you, what would it be?

OT: If I could snap my fingers and order something, it would be tart frozen yogurt with chocolate morsels.

OCW: Do you drink alcohol? If so, what's your favorite? If not, what do you drink with dinner?

OT: I rarely drink wine, as I work long hours and prefer to stay alert. Maybe once a week, I would order a glass of white Zinfandel with dinner.

OCW: If you could import any restaurant from anywhere else in the world to Orange County, what would it be? Why?

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