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Throwing a Party? Funk N Chunk Delivers the Goods

So you've been thinking about throwing a backyard BBQ or public-park shindig, but the logistics of coordinating food, games, booze, and music can be overwhelming-- if you even have a car. Ready to hand over the keys to the Partymobile? The guys at SF-based Funk N Chunk have you covered.

While most SF party planners focus on the upscale, the humble summer cookout is Funk N Chunk's specialty. They'll show up with everything you need (minus the adult beverages): food, a charcoal grill, buffet tables and a canopy, disposable plates and flatware, condiments, trash service, and someone to set and clean it all up. Depending on your budget, Funk N Chunk can provide a portable sound system with an iPod hookup, or a professional DJ to spin all afternoon. And for added entertainment, they'll also bring over all the equipment for a rousing game of cornhole, kickball, ladder golf, and/or bocce.

Food ranges from the basic ($185 for 35 guests' worth of all-natural, hormone-free cheeseburgers) to the indulgent ($300 for a platter of 100 fresh-shucked Hog Island oysters). BBQ ribs and chicken, doused in a housemade sauce, are also available. All you need to add is something to wet everyone's whistles (we like Mike's Discount Liquors for keg delivery), and you're ready to get down to the business of partying.

The company is offering several all-inclusive package deals for the summer, which you can check out on their website. If you're looking to invite the whole office, they've also done corporate events for companies like Google and Genentech. Parties start at around $800, and prime summer slots are booking up fast, so get planning now.