For the past few years we've done a kick-off dinner at Moonshine*. In the past the dinners have been ad-hoc-ed-ly put together. This year I have reserved a private area (Sunday House, second oldest historical landmark in Austin and a part of Moonshine) for us to enjoy.
Official Website: http://matto.pbwiki.com/SXSW09+-+Moonshine+Dinner
Added by pregame on March 12, 2009