beckydaroff.com [beckydaroff.com] Birthday girls and roommates Maureen (above) and Sarah (below) hosted a lovely backyard bbq and cupcake-decorating extravaganza, featuring the culinary delights of roommate Chef Pete Chef Pete showing us how it's done (hand mixing a whole pile of amazing seasonings on raw chicken) huge kitchen filled with delicious people and wonderful food. wait, reverse that. schmoozing over the first of several courses (except that we didn't know how many more courses were coming). And that's our tent for the SoWa Open Market sisters! i finally got to meet Maureen's little sister Val :) sister tickle fight!! Val and her bf almost ready to decorate cupcakes!! let the games begin (i love how serious they look in this photo) sorry, couldn't decide between this photo and the one above. they both feature melissa being melissa, with two different varieties of very scary clown cupcakes and after we all had our fill of cupcakes … we ate more delicious food. this was incredible eggplant with a thai peanut-y sauce. amazing Aaron displaying the incredible venison that Chef Pete made. And Pete's blowtorch Pete and Erin Sara P (Mo's former roommate) broke out the accordion, the ladies danced around her with scarves, and we attempted to get decent photos of this bacchanalia awww!