This Thursday, November 5th from 12 pm-2 pm, Texas Spoon University is hosting a deliciously free event on the West Mall. At the event, Spoon will be handing out free Southside Flying Pizza and free Ken’s Donuts – yes, we know, a dream come true. But it gets better. We will also be raffling off tickets for three amazing gift card baskets, plus an awesome Austin Fight Club package.

So, here’s everything you need to know before you show up to the event on Thursday.

Gift Card Basket #1: Sunday Brunch

If it’s Sunday, and you’re not devouring a triple stack of fluffy pancakes or inhaling perfectly cooked eggs Benedict, you’re doing Sunday wrong.

Roaring Forkthree $25 gift cards

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A popular dinner spot on Congress, Roaring Fork also serves up a killer brunch on Sundays. And don’t forget about the $5 brunch drinks: Bloody Marys, mimosas and frozen margs. So, grab your friends, and head over to Roaring Fork. Bananas Fosters French toast anyone? Salmon eggs Benedict perhaps? A classic burger? Check out the brunch menu here. If you’re not a brunch person, you can, of course, use these gift cards for lunch or dinner instead.

Juiceland – $10 gift card

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Smoothies cure all hangovers – it’s a proven fact. So if you wake up Sunday morning and can’t brave a real brunch, head over to Juiceland to get your morning fix.

Gift Card Basket #2: Date Night

You’re 20-ish, so it’s time to explore the fancy dinner scene in Austin. So, get dressed up, invite your s/o (or bff) out to dinner, and have a classy AF night.

Salty Sowthree $25 gift cards

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Salty Sow might just have the most perfect menu, like ever: truffled deviled eggs, Brussels sprouts Caesar salad (yep, that’s real and delicious), crisp chicken thighs, Mexican vanilla bean creme brûlée, and bananas fosters beignets. Oh, and did I mention fried duck fat fries? Just because you’re looking hella fancy, doesn’t mean you can’t dive (fingers first) into a plate of fried duck fat fries. #heaven

Royer’s Pie Haven $25 gift card

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If you don’t end up grabbing dessert at Salty Sow, then head over to Royer’s Pie Haven. Or maybe save this card for another time, a time when you can stuff three slices of pie into ya piehole. Try the Texas trash pie, the junk berry pie, the classic apple pie, the strawberry rhubarb pie, the pecan pie, the buttermilk pie or allll of these with a scoop of ice cream. Or get your slice of pie blended into a milkshake. Ok, yes please.

Gift Card Basket #3: The Best of West Campus

Even if you don’t live in West Campus, you’re bound to spend lots of time there. I mean, have you been to all the awesome food joints here? Buy a raffle ticket to this basket, and win all of this free food.

Fricano’s – $25 gift card

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This is best place in West Campus for sandwiches – you simply cannot go wrong here. Don’t want to commit to an entire sandwich? Get half and half, or half a sandwich and a delicious cup of soup.

MOOJOtwo $4 gift cards

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It may be November, but it doesn’t look like the cold weather is hitting Austin anytime soon. So MOOJO ice cream sandwiches are definitely the best dessert choice. I mean, even if it was cold outside, MOOJO ice cream sandwiches would still be the best dessert option. MOOJO makes it easy AF to create your own creation; choose your cookie, your ice cream and all of the homemade toppings your heart desires. Ta-daaaa

Dirty Martin’s – $50 gift card

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A West Campus classic, Dirty Martin’s has been serving UT students since before we were born. If you’re unlucky enough to be without tickets on game day, it’s a great place to watch the game and eat some reeaaaallll good, greasy food. And with your $50 gift card you can get a lot of food – and don’t forget about its milkshakes, floats and malts.

Starbucks – $5 gift card

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Say goodbye to PSL because Starbucks has already started rolling out its holiday flavors – stop by any Starbucks on campus to check it out.

VertsKebap$10 gift card

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The German-style kebaps at Verts are the best, end of story. If ya not super hungry, ditch the regular size and get the snack portion of your favorite meal.

Austin Fight Club Package

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Okay, this isn’t exactly a tasty food gift basket, but you’re still going to want to buy a raffle ticket for this awesome package. Austin Fight Club hooked us up with one 10-class pass, a brand new pair of gloves, new wraps and a killer water bottle. Time to get fit, y’all.

Thank you to all the Austin businesses that donated gift cards and made these gift baskets possible.

If you want to buy a raffle ticket (or two.. or three…) stop by the West Mall this Thursday, November 5th from 12 pm-2 pm. See y’all there.