This Wednesday 21st June
Not one to do things by halves – as proved by its loud, live music and huge Margaritas served in 24oz glasses – El Camino Cantina in The Rocks, Sydney will have all 11 TVs tuned in and turned up for State of Origin Two on Wednesday, 21 June. Settle in before the big battle between the Maroons and the Blues kicks off and take advantage of Happy Hour with $7.50 Margaritas, craft beer, house tequila and house wine (5-7pm). Fuel up with 10 cent spicy chicken wings (with a 24oz Margarita or chalice of beer purchase), or a Tex-Mex feast: we’re talking tacos, quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, chicken wings and a selection of platter options that are perfect for league-loving groups.
Looking for something with more of a German beerhaus-come-sports bar vibe? Then look no further than Munich Brauhaus in Sydney and Melbourne, where friendly rugby rivalry will heat up with $1 spicy chicken wings available throughout the game. Kick start the action with Happy Hour drinks ($5 craft beer, wine and house spirits), before savouring hearty Bavarian classic dishes such as schnitzels, pork knuckles and sausages, or one of the new selection of premium meats including smoked BBQ ribs, heritage pork cutlet and aged beef rib sirloin. Clinking steins of beer – imported international favourites as well as locally crafted brews – will ensure it’s a night of good cheer.
Enjoy the same Bavarian hospitality and live game screening at all eight local Bavarian Bier Cafés in Sydney and Brisbane, and The Bavarians in Sydney.
Rugby league fans in the vicinity of World Square shopping centre in Sydney can also watch the game live on the centre’s jumbo screen, after tucking in to $10 pizzas and$5 beers (between 3-6pm) at Fratelli Famous Pizzeria.
For those watching the game at home, tuck into Australia’s best burgers from Burger Projects country-wide with Footy Packs available for groups of four ($55 – includes 4 burgers and 2 large chips), up to 24 ($300 – 24 burgers and 12 large chips).
Information & Images Courtesy of Rockpool Dining Group
Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times Gourmet – Food/Wine/Events