‘The Wow factor’: Pickleball, yard games, bars and food at new Johnson County complex
Serv, a massive indoor/outdoor experience on 2-acres in Johnson County, is gearing up for an opening in time for the Super Bowl.
The operation, in the Promontory at 9051 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, will offer a variety of its own food concepts in shipping containers, pickleball courts, bars, a coffee shop, oversize yard games, large video walls and private event spaces.
Rachel Kennedy first created the Iron District, a retail and food shipping container complex in North Kansas City, in 2019. She was looking to expand, and her broker introduced her to the Northland’s Launch Development, developer of the Promontory.
Serv is designed for family outings, corporate team building, sports watch parties, or just relaxing with a cold beverage and friends. It will seat 300 inside and more than 750 outside in a variety of areas with fire pits and cabanas.
“It’s incredible. To see everyone coming through, eating and drinking, and the Wow factor. Very exciting,” Kennedy said of a pre-opening event Thursday. “We’re excited to welcome everyone.”
Six food concepts
▪ Tacodile will offer three street tacos and a side for $15. Choices include the barbacoa (with shredded beef, queso fresco, white onion, cilantro and lime crema), and mahimahi (with pico slaw, red onion and lime crema). It also will serve weekend brunch chilaquiles with egg and shredded pork.
▪ Slow Burn BBQ will offer smoked meat sandwiches with its own sauce and two sides: brisket ($17), pulled pork ($15), smoked chicken ($15) or smoked sausage ($15). Sides will be french fries, onion rings, coleslaw, baked beans, cheesy corn and kale crunch slaw. It will serve a barbecue hash for weekend brunch with Yukon potatoes, sliced brisket, green pepper, sweet onion and fried eggs.
▪ The Original Dinks Pizza + Wings will offer six wings for $12 or a dozen for $20 with a choice of sauces: Caribbean jerk, sweet chili, reaper, chili lime, Buffalo, Korean barbecue or Nashville hot. Wings come with celery and carrot sticks and a choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing, and french fries.
Pizza choices will include cheese, pepperoni, brisket (with garlic ale mustard and caramelized onion) and peach (with arugula, goat cheese and bacon). It will have a weekend brunch pizza with breakfast sausage and fried eggs.
▪ Slammers will offer burgers and chicken sandwiches ($15) including a jalapeno ranch burger, Peppadew chicken sandwich with lemon oil arugula and a weekend brunch burger with crispy bacon and fried egg. The price will include french fries or tater tots.
▪ Smash Bowl will have a variety of bowls including the Hot Honey Chicken with quinoa, slaw, roasted sweet potatoes, almonds and hot honey mustard sauce ($16), and the Southwest Steak Bowl with quinoa, roasted corn, black beans, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, green onions and lime ($15). It will have a BLT Brunch Bowl with bacon and fried egg on the weekends.
▪ Power Plant, described as 1000% vegan eats, will offer veggie bowls, vegan burgers, sweet potato tacos, a vegan chorizo and mango pizza, and rotating dessert and rotating brunch options.
Bars, coffee shop, dessert
Two bars, one inside in the main dining hall and one outside, will serve craft beer on draft and in cans, wine and mixed drinks. Cocktails include the Baseline — a riff on an old fashioned featuring J. Rieger & Co.’s whiskey.
Go Joe will offer a variety of coffee drinks by Messenger Coffee Co., Hugo Tea and pastries by Ibis Bakery. It will have drive-thru and walk-up windows.
Sugar Bomb will have scooped ice cream and other desserts.
It has six indoor, climate-controlled pickleball courts and two outdoor courts. It also will have yard games, two large video walls for watch parties, summer movie nights and more. A large stage will host live music and other weekly events.
It will have a large indoor/outdoor VIP room for rental, as well as three other private shipping containers.
It plans a Feb. 10 opening, probably in the evening, and then will be open its regular operating hours.
Pickleball hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Food hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Bar: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
It will be a cashless operation.
It will have special events starting at 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12.