Ilene Jacobs, Dallas Local Expert

About Ilene

Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in her hometown of Dallas, she's hanging out in Paris and road tripping around Europe. You can find Ilene's articles about her favorite hot spots and foodie finds at, and in TravelAge West magazine. You can also follow Ilene on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Special Interests

Ilene knows a lot about:

  • Foodie destinations
  • Hidden gems
  • Budget travel, European destinations, traveling with kids

Ilene's Special Recommendations for Dallas

Ilene says, "Don't leave Dallas without tasting Texas style barbecue. Some of the best can be found at Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum."

10Best Lists by Ilene Jacobs

10 best places to go out on the town in Dallas
10Best List

Dallas may be a hive of activity during business hours, but the hustle-and-bustle doesn’t end when the sun goes down. If anything, it's when the city really starts to come to life with a dazzling array of...