Our Favorite Starbucks felt like Mayberry, U.S.A. this morning as the whole neighborhood descended upon 7th and Montana en masse, taking-up every available table and chair. To make the image complete, Actor-Director Ron Howard -- who got his start playing "Opie" on The Andy Griffith Show -- made the scene with his wife, Cheryl, and their grandson, Theo. I said "hello" and waited patiently inside for a table to become available. Then, just as Ron and his family were leaving, an Evil Table Fiend swooped-in out of nowhere and snatched their table out from under my very nose. Ron is back in town working on Angels & Demons, his sequel to The Da Vinci Code, due out in May. Perhaps the Evil Table Fiend (pictured above) was auditioning for a role as a Demon ...!