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Free ZigenBock, Sweet Leaf Tea and Don Lunas Tequila at Eastbound & Found Party

The Eastbound & Found showcase presented by ZiegenBock Amber, Dos Lunas Tequila, and Sweet Leaf Tea will be taking place on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 12 Noon to 9PM at 1001 East 6th St. Not only do they have a killer line-up but they’ll have two bars, and food available, including screen printing by Southside Sanctuary and a photobooth by No worries, this fest is completely FREE and OPEN to everyone but you do have to RSVP. Head here for RSVP directions here.

You can follow @SweetLeafTea and @DosLunasTequila on Twitter!

The @SXSWFreeNoms Top 10 “Best of” Party Noms Challenge - Powered by Foodspotting

I finally put together my choice for my personal Top 10 list based off all 80+ parties listed here. The one’s I have chosen are in no particular order of importance. Head here to check them out now.

Make sure to download the new Foodspotting App for your iPhone and take the guide challange if you plan to go to the 10 parties listed. It will show you location and everything too!

Head here to check out my guide featured on Foodspotting and to take the challenge!

For more info on Foodspotting, check out TechCrunch’s recent coverage here.

NOTE: Before venturing out to these places, make sure you are set as some of these parties require RSVP. The good thing is these are open to everyone!

Free Food & Drinks at South By Small Business Web Happy Hour

Head to the PureVolume House (504 Trinity) today (Saturday, March 13, 2010) from 4PM to 7PM for the South By Small Business Web Happy Hour. It’s right by the convention center so if you’re looking for food, RSVP, and head over. The PureVolume House is also being fueled by Sweet Leaf Tea. Ok, I am heading over there now!

Free ChocBite Chocolate Bars at TechKaraoke SXSWi

If you love Karaoke and chocolate make sure you RSVP for the TechKaraoke at SXSWi for great time! The TechKaraoke will be taking place on Monday, March 15, 2010 from 8:30PM to 2AM. Not sure if there will also be free drinks, but there’s a chance there will. Chocbite will be passing out FREE chocolate throughout the event, so look out for that if you have a sweet tooth like me. RSVP right here!

You can follow @chocbite on Twitter!

Open Bar and Vitamin Water at buzzd, nearverse and Xtreme Labs Party

For some reason I thought I had posted this already but looks like I never got around to it. The buzzd, nearverse and Xtreme Labs present The Boxer Rebellion at The Phoenix (409 Colorado St.) on Saturday, March 13, 2010 starting at 8:30PM. Vitamin Water is one of the sponsors and it’s FREE to RSVP. Of course, there is also an OPEN BAR. There is one requirement since their guest list is packed. You must have the buzzd AND LoKast app on your phone to get through the door. Head to iTunes to download them if you’re planning to attend!

You can follow @buzzd, @VitaminWater, @nearverse, and @xtremelabs on Twitter!

P.S: Download The Boxer Rebellion’s EP here!

Free Drinks at Mozilla SXSW Happy Hour Party

Is it weird that as I am posting about this show Google Chrome crashes on me? Are the BROWSER gods telling me something?! Anyways, the Mozilla SXSW Happy Hour Party will be taking place on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 6PM to 8PM at Cedar Door (201 Brazos St.). It will be OPEN for to the first 250 people without wristbands to show up, so space is definitely limited. RSVP via Facebook here.

You can follow @firefox on Twitter!

Free BBQ and Drinks at’s Minnesota Music Party

Ready to enjoy music that’s fun and frosted?!’s Minnesota Music Day Party at Maggie Maes (323 E. 6th St.) will take place on Thursday, March 18th, 2010 from 12 NOON to 6PM. It’s open to everyone pretty much, including badge holders and those that RSVP here. Those in attendance will be treated like frosted royalty with FREE BBQ and 2 complimentary drink tickets (while supplies last so get there early.) 

You can follow @vita_mn on Twitter!

Tweet to WIN a pair of tickets to Flavor Tripping with The Berry Fairy

We’ve teamed up with The Berry Fairy to hook two of our lucky readers with a pair of tickets to experience some delicious noms and take a flavor trip with The Berry Fairy on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from 3PM to 5PM at Emo’s (603 Red River.) There’s an early bird special limited to the first 50 tickets at $15, then they move to $20. Not bad at all for what you’ll experience and get food too. Buy your tickets via this link:

In order to enter for your chance to score the first pair of tickets make sure to tweet the following between today and tomorrow (Saturday, March 13, 2010 5PM):

RT @SXSWFreeNoms: RT to win pair of tix to @theberryfairy’s miracle berry flavor tripping party @emosaustin on Sun. -

We’ll randomly select and announce one winner on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 5PM CST. We’ll be giving away another pair of tickets next Wednesday too. For Wednesday’s giveaway, you must tweet between Wednesday and Thursday to qualify for that one. The winner will be chosen at 5PM CST on Thursday, March 18, 2010.

Thanks to everyone for entering, both contests are over!

More info on the event:

Berry Flavor Tripping to SXSW 2010.

Meet the miracle berry. This rare fruit native of West Africa will take your taste buds on a psychedelic, Willy Wonka-esque tongue trip. Minutes after consuming the miracle berry, your taste buds will be temporarily transformed so sour and bitter foods taste deliciously sweet. Lemons will taste like lemonade, vinegar like apple juice, and plain yogurt like whipped cream!

Admission includes one miracle berry and a spread of foods selected for its amazing interaction with the fruit. Due to the availability of miracle berries, there are a limited number of tickets for this event.

You can follow @theberryfairy on Twitter!

Free Beer at The Gamestreamer Next-Level Party Jam

Shangri-La has definitely become my favorite bar in Austin so far, so I’m definitely planning to be there and so should you! The Gamestreamer Next-Level Jam Party will be rocking your South By Southwest face-off on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Shangri-la (1016 E. 6th St.) from 11:30AM to 6PM. Not only will they have FREE beer, but cheap BBQ, and tacos. Plus, two stages, giveaways (get there early) and a photobooth set-up by Annie Ray. I’m totally excited for this! More info on bands here. It’s FREE and OPEN to everyone so no RSVP required. Look at that massive sponsor list too. ;)

You can follow @Gamestreamer@ShangriLaAustin, and @AnnieRayDOTnet on Twitter!

Free BBQ and Beer at MapQuest BBQ Quest at SXSW

On Sunday, March 14, 2010 MapQuest will be running buses for 150 lucky South By Southwest GOLD or PLATINUM badgeholder’s to The Salt Lick BBQ starting at 5:30PM at the Hilton Austin (500 E. 4th St.). Just look for the MapQuest buses and you’re good to go! Beer will be provided on the bus and at the actual BBQ. Note that the BBQ is in Driftwood, TC so plan to come back later. More info on what MapQuest is doing head at SXSW head here.

You can follow @Mapquest and @HiltonAustin on Twitter!

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