From Our Editors
In 1973, Art Capogna opened the doors of his Dugout, a casual eatery devoted to sports and Italian food. In spacious family-friendly dining rooms, framed jerseys and pennants hang above plates of pasta, calzones, hoagies, and pizza. Most of the remaining wall space is occupied by TVs—six in the family dining room and 18 in the sports bar—and plaques commemorating Art's devotion to supporting youth sports. Crispy pizzas slide steaming from fiery brick ovens, layered with italian sausage and green peppers, ham and pepperoni, and many other topping combinations. Diners can also sink forks into entrees such as sirloin steak or chicken cordon blue as adults sip beers and kids try to shake hands with the huge baseball coach painted on the wall.