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 20 2020
    | by Quizmaster Louis Roth

    Quiz Master Lou here, reporting on Thursday night's King Trivia Pub Quiz at the Lion &
    Crown in Watter's Creek. Eight teams participated including a duo calling themselves
    Mardi Gras Mambo. A great name for a trivia team, but unfortunately, they had to cut
    out early, leaving the heavy lifting to the regs. We're always looking for young bloods
    at the pub, everyone!

    Stealth Texas stole the thunder with a phenomenal Double-or-Nothing in the Find-the-
    Connection Round, probably by virtue of the fact that Jason actually knew the title to
    Cecil B. DeMille's 1953 Best Picture Oscar winner. That move propelled them into the
    lead where they stayed until game's end with a 66 point victory. (They got their kicks
    on score 66!) Beer Logic, enjoying the glow of the winner's circle lately, came in
    second with 57 while Deadly Alliance (aka Blood, Bath & Beyond) claimed third. DA seems
    to have a semi-permanent seat in the winner's circle lately. Though rarely blue ribbon
    winners, it's almost as though they're using frequent flyer miles to stay in first class!
    Oh well, consistency is also the quality if a winner.

    Some interesting queries from our quiz writing overlords at corp HQ included the Theme
    Round's Coffee motif. The crowd at the pub obviously don't hang in coffee houses because
    their guess at what the ingredient was in a Red Eye offered whiskey, tabasco or Red Bull.
    Ah well, that's Texas for you. Another oddity (but a great trivia question) concerned
    the withdrawal of the USA from the International Coffee Agreement in 2018. Well gosh!
    What a scandal! Because, you know... International coffee cartels NEED the support of
    the world's biggest superpower... To, umm, enforce... Like, global coffee superiority,
    right? I mean, don't you want a bunch of coffee importer/exporters writing public policy
    for you locally? Makes sense, right? Perhaps the best round was our Round Seven two
    parter. The first part was to name the five universally accepted senses of taste. Most
    teams got bitter, salty, sour and sweet, but only a few in the know knew about Kikunae
    Ikeda's discovery of glutamic acid, which he re-named "Umami". Umami? No, you mommy, me
    daddy! He brother, she sister. We go home now. The second part of the round was naming
    the five countries other than Germany which officially spoke German. Style points went
    to the team that put down Argentina!

    Have a great weekend everybody and don't let that Coronavirus get ya!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 12021 StealthTexas 66 7 1.000
    2 11581 Beer Logic 57 6 0.857
    3 12732 Deadly Alliance 54 5 0.714
    4 17240 STREET SMARTS! 50 4 0.571
    5 14003 Rockafeller 45 3 0.429
    6 10300 Ninja Turtles 44 2 0.286
    7 Jarvis 25 1 0.143
    8 Mardi Gras Mambo 5 0 0.000