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Key Bar

Key Bar

According to Instagram, Andy Cohen loves Key Bar. For a few bucks, you can sip a beer and sit on the same barstool as America’s famed talk-show host. 960 1280

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County Line on the Hill

County Line on the Hill

Texans love their barbecue, a fact confirmed by the popularity of the County Line on the Hill. Julia Roberts has been spotted eating at the restaurant's location on Bee Cave Road. 960 1280

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Jo's Coffee

Jo's Coffee

The Jo’s location on Second Street is a great place for celebrity sightings and strong coffee. Two famous Hollywood studs, Luke Wilson and Taylor Kitsch, have stopped by during South by Southwest. 960 1280

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The Driskill Grill

The Driskill Grill

Inside the luxurious Driskill Hotel, you’ll find the Driskill Grill. A 10-time recipient of AAA’s four-diamond rating, this drool-worthy restaurant has hosted none other than Paula Deen. 960 1280

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Bess Bistro

Bess Bistro

Owned by Sandra Bullock, Bess Bistro is a charming underground speakeasy with cozy booths and sexy lighting. Occasionally, the Oscar winner works as a guest bartender, serving up signature cocktails such as the Champagne Bess cocktail. 960 1280

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Uchiko

Uchiko

This hip, posh Japanese restaurant is owned by Tyson Cole, who has appeared on "Iron Chef America." The menu has an impressive sake selection, as well as sushi and sashimi that will exceed expectations. 960 1280

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Trio

Trio

Brunch at Trio is a bucket-list item for anyone in Austin. This restaurant, tucked inside the Four Seasons, is a favorite spot of Giada De Laurentiis, host of "Giada at Home." 960 1280

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Jeffrey’s

Jeffrey’s

Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has dined at Jeffrey’s Restaurant. This New American restaurant is an Austin classic. 960 1280

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Qui

Qui

The Season 9 winner of "Top Chef", Paul Qui, owns this quirky and eccentric restaurant for devoted foodies. Try the tasting menu for an unforgettable dining experience. 960 1280

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Guero’s Taco Bar

Guero’s Taco Bar

Everyone loves tacos, especially from Guero’s Taco Bar. This quaint and spicy diner has hosted famous guests from Ryan Gosling to Bill Clinton. 960 1280

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Born to 16-year-old Patricia Clapton on March 30, 1945, Eric “Slowhand” Clapton grew up in the English town of Ripley, Surrey. Too young to look after Eric on her own after his 24-year-old soldier father defected back to Canada, Patricia turned to her mother, Rose, and Rose’s second husband, Jack Clapp, to raise her son.

Did You Know? Until age 9, Eric believed that his mother was actually his sister.

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London's West End

London's West End

Intrigued by the blues at an early age after hearing records by B.B. King and Buddy Guy — among others — Eric learned to play guitar as a young teenager, receiving his first instrument at 13. He spent the next couple of years busking around London’s West End and the suburbs of Richmond and Kingston, trying to make a name for himself.

Did You Know? In 2000, Clapton released the certified multiplatinum album Riding With the King with one of his idols, blues legend B.B. King.

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The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds

At age 17, after working alongside his grandfather as a bricklayer, Eric turned his full attention to music, earning his reputation by playing with local bands including the Roosters and Casey Jones & the Engineers. However, it wasn’t until October 1963 that Eric cultivated his style and became known as the best R&B guitar player on the English pub circuit, joining Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja as a member of the Yardbirds.

Did You Know? Eric got the nickname "Slowhand" from the Yardbirds’ manager, because when he would break a string, he would stay on stage to fix it and receive a slow handclap from the crowd.

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Clapton Is God

Clapton Is God

Eric left the Yardbirds after 18 months because of the group’s increasingly commercial sound and joined John Mayall’s band, the Bluesbreakers. It was during this time that he received his second nickname, “God,” after a superfan wrote “Clapton is God” in graffiti on the wall of London’s Islington Tube station.

Did You Know? Eric Clapton has been a part of 9 different bands in his career: the Roosters, Casey Jones & the Engineers, the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and Legends.

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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Eric solidified his position as rock’s premier guitarist, elevating himself to superstar status as part of England’s first successful supergroup, Cream, alongside singer/bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. After touring the US and receiving worldwide acclaim for their albums Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire, Cream disbanded because of several factors, primarily the members’ egos. Their final show as a band was on Nov. 26, 1968, at Royal Albert Hall in London. To date, Eric has played 198 shows at the world-famous arena, including a reunion show with the members of Cream 37 years after they called it quits.

Did You Know? The blues and psychedelic-rock style performed by Cream exemplified Eric’s distorted yet heavy guitar sound, which would later be dubbed the “woman tone.”

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'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs'

'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs'

Shortly after becoming close friends with the Beatles’ George Harrison in the late 1960s, Eric Clapton formed the band Derek and the Dominos, bringing in Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock and Carl Radle. It was during this time that Eric fell in love with George’s wife, Pattie Boyd, and created the concept album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Eric eventually shared the song Layla with Pattie, telling her that she was the inspiration and professing his love for her. It wasn’t until 9 years later, after her divorce from George, that the 2 were married and moved into Clapton’s Hurtwood Edge Estate in Ewhurst, England.

Did You Know? George Harrison was the best man at Eric and Pattie’s wedding.

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Don't Call It a Comeback

Don't Call It a Comeback

Although Eric and Pattie finally married in 1979, his love for her went unrequited for several years beforehand, forcing Eric into seclusion and leading him into a 3-year downward spiral induced by his overuse of heroin. Finally cleaning himself up, Eric returned to the spotlight in 1973, when he played back-to-back concerts, organized by Pete Townshend of the Who, at London’s Rainbow Theatre.

Did You Know? Eric and Pattie’s marriage lasted for just less than 10 years. He married Melia McEnery in 2002, and they have 3 daughters, Julie Rose, Ella Mae and Sophie.

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Live Aid

Live Aid

Known as one of the most iconic shows ever performed by Eric, the short-but-sweet, 4-song Live Aid set — which included White Room, She’s Waiting and Layla — elevated Slowhand’s career to new heights. He took the stage at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985, and found a new audience at the worldwide charity event.

Did You Know? Live Aid was a dual-venue event that took place simultaneously at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and Wembley Stadium in London.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In the 1990s, Eric Patrick Clapton was honored twice by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland — in 1992 as a member of the Yardbirds, and then again in 1993 as a member of Cream. On March 6, 2000, Clapton was once again brought into the fold by the foundation’s committee, as he was inducted to the hall as a solo artist as well.

Did You Know? Eric is the only musician in history to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times.

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

After several years of well-documented substance and alcohol abuse, as well as his courageous effort to get and remain clean, Eric opened Crossroads Centre, a drug-treatment facility on the Caribbean island of Antigua, in 1998 as a safe haven for those experiencing similar addictions. In a very successful attempt to raise funds for the center, Eric held a benefit concert in 1999 at the world-renowned Madison Square Garden in New York City. That event later developed into the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Did You Know? There have been 5 Crossroads benefit concerts to date, the last occurring in 2013, again at MSG.

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

At Buckingham Palace in late 2004, Eric Clapton, now one of Britain’s most beloved rock stars, was honored with one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious awards, being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for his incredible services to the music industry. Among the vast amounts of praise heaped upon Eric throughout his career, he ranks second on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Did You Know? Eric has won or shared 18 Grammy Awards, including the lifetime-achievement award in 2006.

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Armenia

Armenia

Despite TV evidence to the contrary, the Kardashians didn't descend from a marketing genius in the sky. Turns out, the family of their late father, Robert Kardashian, is of Armenian descent. In April 2015, Khloe, Kim, Kanye and baby North visited the nation. While there, they connected with cousins, took photos at the Mother Armenia statue, and met with Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan. 960 1280

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Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

What could top a rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles? A wedding at sprawling Forte di Belvedere in Florence. The 16th-century fortress once protected Italy's iconic Medici family. Fast-forward hundreds of years, and it now holds the dubious record of safeguarding the Kardashians' family and friends from the paparazzi's prying eyes. 960 1280

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Versailles, France

Versailles, France

It should come as no surprise that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would hold part of their wedding — the rehearsal dinner — in one of the world's most lavish palaces: Versailles, home of French kings and the famously doomed queen Marie Antoinette. The families and their celebrity friends enjoyed a performance by Lana Del Rey and a fireworks display over the palace grounds. 960 1280

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Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Thailand's fascinating culture, exquisite arts, sparkling beaches — and affordability — typically attract backpackers on a budget. But no expense was spared when the Kardashians paid a visit; the family stayed at Iniala Beach House near Phuket, a hideaway that cost them $150,000 per week. 960 1280

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

History lurks around every scenic corner in Vienna, home to the opulent Hofburg palaces, the Vienna Boys' Choir and a wealth of cafes serving delicate pastries. Kim and Kris visited the storied city in 2014, when Kim was paid $500,000 to attend the Vienna Opera Ball as businessman Richard Lugner's date. 960 1280

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Greece

Greece

Not even the Greeks were safe from the Kardashians: The family vacationed there in 2013, leaving their mark on the pretty island jewels of Santorini and Mykonos. Whether staying in luxury at the Mykonos Retreat and the Volcano View Hotel or horseback riding on the beach, the family made the most of this Grecian getaway. 960 1280

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London

London

A hop across the pond proved to be drama-filled for the Kardashians when Kim, Rob and Scott made their way to England. Kim jetted around the city for various appearances and found time to meet up with her then-beau (and now-husband), Kanye West. 960 1280

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The Kardashians graced the Dominican Republic's tropical shores in Season 7, when Kim chose the popular destination for a family vacation. The clan stayed at the luxurious Casa de Campo, where a stunning villa, golf course, pool and other amenities kept them occupied. 960 1280

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

More than 100 postcard-perfect islands constitute French Polynesia; Bora Bora may be the most popular of the lot. A brilliant blue lagoon and marine-life-filled reef surround the island, which hosted the Kardashians on a family getaway in Season 6. 960 1280

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Miami

Miami

Miami's turquoise waters and colorful nightclub scene lured the Kardashians to its sexy shores. In fact, the draw proved so great that the sisters filmed the spin-off shows "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" and "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," which followed their antics as they opened and managed their Dash store in South Beach. 960 1280

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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California

Tucked between the looming Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean's crashing waves, Santa Barbara rightfully earns its reputation as one of California's prettiest little towns. The Kardashian sisters found themselves here for a girls' weekend before Kourtney gave birth to son Mason. 960 1280

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New York City

New York City

When they're not stealing the spotlight on the West Coast, the family frequently heads east to film and frolic in New York City. It's here that daughter Kendall Jenner has launched her career as a fashion model, and two of her older half sisters opened another Dash store and eventually filmed "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." 960 1280

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San Diego

San Diego

Home to one of California's best stretches of beach, a world-famous zoo and a raucous nightlife scene, San Diego seems like a natural fit for the Kardashians. The family filmed here while visiting Kris' mom, and in 2014, Kim and Kourtney took their kids to the San Diego Zoo. 960 1280

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New Orleans

New Orleans

Plenty of debauchery could be had in New Orleans' bars, but when the Kardashians visited the city in Season 2, they instead hit a charity pool tournament organized by Reggie Bush and, later, met a family affected by Hurricane Katrina. 960 1280

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Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

From Aspen to Telluride, Vail to Steamboat Springs, Colorado boasts some of the best skiing in the United States. In Season 2, the Kardashians took advantage of the state's fresh powder in Breckenridge. They arrived after mom Kris Jenner deemed a group vacation necessary to bring some semblance of peace to her bickering daughters. 960 1280

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … unless it's being filmed for the Kardashians' reality TV show. Not surprisingly, Sin City has been a favored locale for the family. In Season 4, the gang traveled there for Kim's 29th birthday and dealt with drunken shenanigans. Then, in Season 9, Kourtney trekked there hoping to catch beau Scott Disick in a lie. 960 1280

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Mexico

Mexico

When you live the luxe life, a trip to Mexico is no biggie. In the show's first season, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe made their way south of the border for a "Girls Gone Wild" photo shoot; the sisters also returned to Cabo San Lucas in Season 2. 960 1280

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Los Angeles/Calabasas

Los Angeles/Calabasas

Outside Los Angeles lies Calabasas, an ultra-posh suburban enclave that’s home to the Kardashian family. Exclusive gated communities fill the tiny region, which has also been home to celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Drake. 960 1280

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