It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a super dad! And in Chicago we have lots of them. Meet 10 local dads that are special in more ways than one. Whether baking cookies, advocating for families, inspiring scientific minds or making strides in medicine, these fathers are huggable heroes that balance their careers, their families and maybe even a superpower or two. Flip through our album to meet them.

The Trifecta: Lincoln Ave Hotspots

Do yourself a favor and take a small business walking tour of Lincoln Avenue. Park at an easy-to-find meter spot and discover Lakeview. Building Blocks is a good starting point where your tiny dates can pick out a new book or toy (like Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty), then walk over to Frasca Pizzeria (little tummies are filled for free before 6 p.m.) and grab a single slice of wedding cake or a black and white cookie for dessert at Dinkel’s. Best part: All these fav spots are within a block of each other!

Building Blocks Lakeview
3306 N. Lincoln
Online: buildingblockstoys.com

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar
3358 N. Paulina
Online: frascapizzeria.com

Dinkel’s
3329 N. Lincoln
Online: dinkels.com

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Do you know a dad that should have made our list? Let us know in the Comments!

— Natasha Davis