Moon Dallas & Fort Worth
By Jonanna Widner
Second Edition, August 2013
Fort Worth native Jonanna Widner covers the best of the Dallas & Fort Worth area, including the South Lamar District, Lakewood, Frisco, the Metroplex, and Arlington. Widner provides a variety of unique travel strategies, including Eat Like a Texan, Drink Like a Texan, and DFW: History Buff’s Dream. Including expert advice on the ritziest Park Cities shopping, the historical sights of Central Dallas, and where to dine on the best southern cooking in Uptown, Moon Dallas & Fort Worth gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Jonanna Widner was born in Fort Worth and raised on a steady diet of Tex-Mex, barbecue ribs, and the Dallas Cowboys. She spent her teenage years cruising down I-30 to Dallas, spending many late nights obsessing over local bands in Deep Ellum and, occasionally, on Greenville Avenue. Such obsession continued well into her college career at Austin College in Sherman, a mere hour north of Dallas—this time I-75 was the conduit into the city's rock 'n' roll epicenter. After graduating, she remained in Sherman, soaking up the North Texas sun as a sportswriter for the local paper.
Like many a Texan, she was lured to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she spent several years getting a master's degree and then working for the alt-weekly Santa Fe Reporter. But the Lone Star State still beckoned, and Jonanna returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she works as a freelance writer and editor, with her work appearing in many national publications. She continues to eat Tex-Mex and barbecue, curse Jerry Jones, and obsess over local music.
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