Travis McConnell, chef at the Capital Hotel Bar and Grill, is blogging about food.

He’s not the best speller in the world, but he’s writing and photographing some pretty interesting stuff, such as his effort to make his own pancetta, or Italian-style bacon. Good piece on the bar’s Reuben sandwich — homemade bread, kraut and corned beef. Only the cheese comes from a supplier. I’ve eaten it. It’s the real thing.