Four restaurants, one bar at new Vail Headquarters eatery

San Diego BBQ joint Smok’d Hog is the permit holder for the liquor license.

A new restaurant concept at the Vail Headquarters features four eateries under one roof — including San Diego County fave Smok’d Hog — and a common bar serving all manner of libations.

The Temecula Planning Commission considered the project when it approved early this month the issuance of a Type 47 license and a conditional use permit, which allows for live music and the service of beer, wine and mixed drinks.

The license, according to the staff report for the commission, will be maintained by the Smok’d Hog, which has a location in San Diego near Balboa Park.

The other restaurants sharing the Vail Ranch Cookhouse space are La Isla Ceviche, Amo Nakatl (vegan Mexican fare) and Wingman (American-Asian fusion.)

From the report: “The restaurant totals approximately 5,194 square feet and will feature four separately-owned and operated kitchens that share a common bar. Patrons will order their meal at a counter and can then choose to eat indoors or outdoors on communal dining tables.”

On some nights there will be live entertainment at the Cookhouse, which will consist of folk, country and Americana roots acts. Entertainment will start no earlier than 11 a.m. and finish no later than 10 p.m.

  1. Nice! Vail Headquarters is increasingly becoming one of Temecula’s cultural and commercial treasures. This new restaurant combination sounds wonderful.


  2. This was such a fun project to lease. Hopefully the community continues to embrace what the developer accomplished here.


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