Serv Offers Food and Pickleball

Rachel Kennedy is a woman on a mission to bring food and fun together. She first launched her Cuban food truck, Plantain District, in 2014, then in 2019 she built a place for her food truck and several other restaurants to call home by creating an outdoor, multi-level container food court called the Iron District in North Kansas City. With her newest venture, Serv, you can see how Kennedy’s thinking has evolved one step further. The new two-acre indoor/outdoor entertainment complex near 95th and Metcalf in Overland Park combines eight pickleball courts (six inside and two outside) with six original food concepts located in containers sprinkled across the outdoor patio. There are tacos from Tacodile; barbecue from Slow Burn BBQ; The Original Dinks has pizza and wings; Slammers serves burgers and chicken sandwiches; Smash Bowl offers veggie, grain, and protein bowls; and Power Plant sells vegan fare. The food containers are surrounded by outdoor courts, cabanas, yard games, large video screens with seating areas, and fire pits. Additionally, there are two bars, a drive-through coffee window and a dessert spot, Sugar Bomb, selling ice cream and other desserts. Kennedy partnered with the developer of the Promontory, a nearby apartment complex to create Serv, which is destined to become a real hot spot both inside and out as the weather warms up.