Dads are like magicians. They can turn a tantrum into a tickle-fest, MacGyver a broken Barbie back to life, and can heal a boo-boo with a single smooch. There are cool dads all over Atlanta and we wanted to share a few that we think are pretty awesome. These dads juggle everything from brain surgery to building fashion brands all while making sure not to miss Saturday waffles. Here are eight papas that make Atlanta proud.

Richard Blais

Rumors are always swirling that celebrity chef Richard Blais is forsaking Atlanta for the west coast, but he maintains Hotlanta will always be home. We’d like to personally thank the Top Chef—and father to daughters Riley and Embry—for Flip Burger’s nutella shake, HD1’s waffle fries, date night at The Spence, and oh-so-many many nights of Bravo-tainment. Please, don’t ever leave us!

Who do you think is a cool dad in Atlanta? Tell us who and why in the comments section below!

–Phebe Wahl

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