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ItalIan Made S tepping into the lobby of the recently completed residential building The Giorgetti Houston, you realize there is a very different design sensibility at work. "We wanted to provide a level of design and a quality of finish that Houston has never seen before," says Jacob Sudhoff, CEO Douglas Elliman Texas. "It's very Italian. It's very European." Sudhoff and his husband, architect and Mirador Group principal Jerry Hooker, dreamed up the concept and contacted the artisan Italian furniture and cabinetmaker Giorgetti, based in Meda, Italy. Giorgetti CEO Giovanni del Vecchio believed. Now, the first Giorgetti residential project has opened its doors in Houston's Upper Kirby area. PaperCity's Chris Baldwin has an exclusive first look. Read more at Cafeteria King a Houston Love story tiLman's CHoiCe "Do you realize that you're talking to the Bill Gates of cafeterias?" a well-dressed businessman asks, gesturing toward Cleburne Cafeteria owner George Mickelis. As cafeterias have faltered across the land, Houston's Cleburne is defying the odds. "We're hanging in there. We're very pleased," Mickelis says with his classic exuberance. "We're going to be the last of the Mohicans if Luby's bites the dust." Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas, Bryce's in Texarkana, Furr's, Morrison's, and more have shuttered. Yet a West U cafeteria thrives. PaperCity's Shelby Hodge finds out why. Read more at Chef Aaron Bludorn seems to be walking on air at his buzzy namesake restaurant that opened in September. It's a natural high, as Bludorn has already carved out a niche in Houston's restaurant scene. The cognoscenti are pouring in. The open-concept kitchen and raw bar are bustling as the staff scurries to prepare and deliver Bludorn's food to eager diners. Word has spread rapidly on the 36-year-old with Michelin credentials. "We love it here. Everyone has met us with open arms," he says. "We've had a blast putting this restaurant together from A to Z, and we just wanted to include as many of Houston's finest as possible. So far, so amazing." Read more at University of Houston's billionaire backer Tilman Fertitta did everything he could to convince his friend Dana Holgorsen to leave a Power 5 conference job to coach the Cougars football team. Now, everyone is starting to see why. With Holgorsen's unconventional methods starting to take effect in his second season, UH is proving to be one of the more entertaining shows in town. With their socially distanced fans wearing masks in the stands, Holgorsen's team uses the big-play ability of Marquez Stevenson to create excitement. After not playing its first game till October because of coronavirus cancellations, UH is making up for lost time. Read more at d on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — five times a week. Sign up at Cleburne Cafeteria Dana Holgorsen Victoria & Aaron Bludorn Giorgetti Houston LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag Get SOCIal: d I v e I n t O O u r d I G I ta l W O r l d Pa P e rC I t Y M aG.COM River Oaks curb appeal @anneleephillips neWSletter SIGn-uP Round Top sign @papercityhouston Fady Armanious & Shelby Hodge @ theshelbyhodge #PCSEEN What Our edItOrS are uP tO, dIGItallY. 14

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