With the series in the bag it’s time to relax into Game III and invite the crew around to soak up the last Origin of the year. Only one problem - dinner isn’t going to make itself, and every minute spent on the takeaway run is a lost minute of Gus Gould-bashing.
So after extensive couch-based product testing, we’ve cooked up the best home delivery options for the dedicated Maroons fan. You’re welcome – you’ve earned it.
Eagle Boys Pizza
You’ve got all the ingredients – couch, TV, faded Maroons trakkies, pristine Maroons jersey - now you need food delivered to your door. Local lads, Eagle Boys do it as well as anyone with items such as the Butcher’s Block, a deluxe serving of hickory-flavoured steak strips, sausages, ham and bacon topped with a swirl of hollandaise and … you had us at hollandaise. They have plenty of other options and specials and even dress up to stoke some healthy rivalry with their NSW stores. Come on Queensland - it’s our duty to make sure that we win this battle too!
Tandoori Oven, Cairns
The thermostat dropped to 28C in Cairns today - it’s officially a cold snap, but a cracking curry is just the thing to get you through these Antarctic conditions. Kick back tonight and enjoy tandoori lamb chops and the kadhai paneer, a cooked cottage cheese curry in a creamy tomato and ginger sauce delivered straight to your door. This and a range of other Indian favourites will help warm your cockles while you battle through the bitter Cairns winter watching the Maroons freeze the blood of NSW supporters. And that's enough to warm every Maroon heart.
Lummy’s Chinese, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast
There’s not a lot more Queensland than watching the Maroons whitewash a series while eating home delivered Moreton Bay bug in a chilli and garlic sauce on the Goldy. Lummy’s Chinese can do the classics but excels at a few house specials to get you fired up. If you like the idea of watching Corey Parker terrorise the Blues one last time while eating eight jewels duck (scallops, prawns and BBQ pork served on a bed of duck!) and you don’t have to leave the house to do so, then Lummy’s is for you. You’re very welcome!
Red Emperor Seafood, Gabba Central, Brisbane
If you're lucky, you live in Queensland. If you’re really lucky you live somewhere near Red Emperor Seafood in Brisbane’s inner south. Get home, gather your mates and catch a fisherman’s basket or a smoky buffalo burger delivered direct to your door. What about a selection of fresh oysters and calamari? If this and another Origin series win isn't enough to put a smile on your face, just order the ultimate dessert pack (pineapple and banana fritters, plus deep-fried mini Mars bars, Snickers and Picnics). Wow, just wow!
Tuptim Thai, Maroochydore
The Sunshine Coast is famous for breeding Origin favourites such as Matt Gillett and Chris Flannery, now it’s produced an Origin night favourite in local eatery Tuptim Thai. If you love your fresh Thai flavours, tuck into a prawn red curry with kaffir lime and spring rolls or, if meat isn’t your thing, grab a pineapple curry made with the finest pineapples in the world. Your first order earns you 10 per cent off, and if you get addicted and become a regular, order nine times and your 10th is free.
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