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 Feb 13 2020
    | by Quizmaster Louis Roth

    Last night's King Trivia Pub Quiz was at the Lion & Crown, but it might have been the
    Lion & Love, or the Love & Crown, or maybe even the Lion in Love (although it was cold
    enough to have been the Lion in Winter!). Due of course, to it being one of the days
    adjacent to Valentine's Day, therefore many of the questions were geared towards that
    genre we know as Romance. Even though we now acknowledge that Valentine's Day was a
    manufacturer's lobbyist plot to boost greeting card and candy sales, diminishing its
    intrinsic value (its abbreviation, VD, has another connotation entirely after all),
    credit must be given at least to the idea of celebrating the concept that changed the
    world a couple of thousand years ago. A lot of people don't want to be reminded of
    that fact for some reason. The real Saint Valentine was a priest of the early Christian
    church who defied empirical Rome by marrying young couples. At the time, polygamy was
    still the standard and monogamy was frowned upon. He was arrested, tortured and put to
    death. But that sentiment doesn't play well on a card. Which is understandable. Love
    is a good thing after all. But the love thing has been perverted by time and greed. Sex
    sells and Valentine's Day has become synonymous with lusty hearts and gift baskets of
    pink bubble bath, cheap champagne and a pair of handcuffs. Commercialism has massacred
    Valentine's day. (See what I did there?) Therefore, Quiz Master Lou would like to take
    this opportunity to remind you all that love, unfettered by reason or respect, is often
    tragic. (Romeo & Juliette, Sid & Nancy) Love is a drug. (Bryan Ferry) Its dosage
    needs to be administered sparingly and wisely. As Ambassador Mollari once said, "Earth
    marriages are too happy. On Centauri Prime, they are somber affairs, entered into with
    great solemnity. How can a marriage live up to all that joy afterwards?" My advice:
    Respect the one you love.

    Rockafeller won the day (talk about love and money!) with a 59 point squeaker, just
    barely edging out the Ninja Turtles with 58! Whew! Newbie's, The Johns (Wow, talk about
    a theme night!) got into third place with 52. Now with a registered team, we hope to see them back.

    Quiz Master Lou wishes you all a romantic weekend with lots of respect!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 14003 Rockafeller 59 7 1.000
    2 10300 Ninja Turtles 58 6 0.857
    3 25273 The Johns 52 5 0.714
    4 11581 Beer Logic 48 4 0.571
    5 17240 STREET SMARTS! 44 3 0.429
    6 13725 Hilltoppers 37 2 0.286
    7 12732 Deadly Alliance 35 1 0.143
    8 25274 Team Caramel 30 0 0.000