The Lion & Crown - Allen

    932 Garden Park Drive
    Allen TX 75013
    (972) 649-4311
    • PUB QUIZ—Thursdays @ 7:30pm
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    The Lion & Crown Pub, an English-style pub with a large and varied menu, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and daily specials. The pub also offers a wide selection of fine wines and 38 beers on tap. Guests can watch sporting events on one of the many large TV screens or enjoy a nice night out on the patio. Different drink specials are available every day and live music on Friday and Saturday.


    Thu Jul 18 2019
    | by Quizmaster Louis Roth

    This week's King Trivia Recap is a bummer. In light of circumstances, I have
    written two. Down below is a second, more usual, cheerful recap. Skip this one
    if you don't want your mellow harshed. One of our regulars at the Lion & Crown
    in Allen, known by many but only to me as Rob - the Bar Guy, passed away. That
    he took his own life is the tragedy. I can only submit my own grief in terms of
    how I knew him. Flashes of memory: One contentious evening, I was being harried
    by some players who did not like the answer. As we argued loudly, Rob came over
    and whispered in my ear that he had my back if things got froggy. On another
    occasion, after the quiz had ended and we were playing darts in the game room, my
    pub chums (Rob among them) and I stumbling about, Rob locked me in a bear hug and
    proclaimed "I love ya, man!" As little as I knew about this man, I knew as much
    as I needed to have love and respect for him. The energy was weird last night.
    Running a pub quiz in a bar where half the patrons are holding an Irish wake is
    strange to say the least. I split my time between being chipper ole Quiz Master
    Lou on stage and crying when I wasn't. When I arrived at the L&C, the owner,
    Sandra, took me aside to break the news. She said we had to do something. That's
    the human condition, isn't it? All of us humans... Doing what we do in this and
    all the other situations we humans get ourselves into... Thank you Derek, behind
    the bar, shouting for me to mention Rob. So I did. We raised our glasses for a
    toast. A gesture, but heartfelt. Suicides happen and we all acknowledge it.
    When one happens close to us... Well, that's for each of us to decide.


    The Lion & Crown in Watter's Creek last night was packed with patrons as we headed
    into yet another King Trivia Pub Quiz! Too bad most of them were there for a
    birthday bash and cleared out when the questions began. Actually, with nine
    teams, we had the usual time with the usual suspects and a couple of newbies
    thrown in. Welcome to the Jon's, who promised to come back with their wives the
    next time to add to their brain trust. Also, welcome to S.T.E.A.K. It's an
    acronym of their names. Possibly what they like to eat. I said they were rare.

    Ahem. Moving on. The Pilarinski's returned after a long absence. Pickles on a
    Plate, Beer Logic and IFFY! all gave it their all, but it was Street Smarts who
    took home the gold (again!) while the Ninja Turtles grabbed second. Perhaps their
    minds were elsewhere as the impending marriage of Kyle and Evelyn (Remember? When
    QM Lou sprang their proposal during the Guess Who Round last year?) looms next week.
    And of course, Blood, Bath & Beyond/Ship It! got third.

    Another great question set from our quiz writers out west! But it was Round
    Seven's name the 10 Muppet movies that garnered the best guesses of desperation!
    I give you...

    Muppets: Unstrung
    Muppets go Rogue
    Muppets vs. Sesame Street
    Muppets: Down Under
    Muppets: The Great Escape
    Silence of the Muppets
    Muppets: Frog Legs or Pork Chops?
    Muppets: Ms. Piggy Does Dallas
    Muppets: Kermit goes to Rehab

    Quiz Master Lou signing off!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 17240 STREET SMARTS! 56 8 1.000
    2 10300 Ninja Turtles 50 7 0.875
    3 12732 Deadly Alliance 45 6 0.750
    4 11827 pickles on a plate 44 5 0.625
    5 11581 Beer Logic 35 4 0.500
    6 12092 IFFY! 32 2 0.312
    6 S.T.E.A.K. 32 2 0.312
    8 12917 Pilarinski 30 1 0.125
    9 The Jon's 12 0 0.000