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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 of the Dallas area's must-visit museums
10Best List

Of all the things to see and do in the Dallas area, some of the city’s biggest draws are its top-notch museums. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since the city is rapidly becoming a premier hub for art...


The Top 10 Must See Attractions in Dallas
10Best List

Dallas may be the state’s third most populous city, but in terms of visitor destinations, it ranks among the top in the nation. Which should come as no surprise, considering the city has so much to offer. To...