This marks the first time we’ve visited since Old School Bakery turned reseller
, hosting breads by Delicias Bakery and pastries from Pueblo’s Hopscotch Bakery
; the kitchen’s been expanded into the former baking area. Hopscotch’s ham and cheese snails ($2.10 each, on special) are spirals of buttery puff pastry with ham and Swiss cheese, baked in a muffin tin, topped with sesame and poppy seeds. We get them to dip in charred tomato soup ($5/bowl), but they don’t last that long — and each bite’s a pleasure. That soup’s no slouch either, roasty with a balanced acidity, topped with tender garlic croutons. Points also for pillow-soft focaccia. We net one of the last plates of Tuesday-special tacos ($9), plenty spicy with a good salsa verde and pickled jalapeños. The Laughing Lab-braised chicken thigh in each of three tortillas is juicy and seasoned mildly, letting the toppings play lead. With fast service, it’s night and day from past visits. Bravo.