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.

Pano Karatassos

There is a reason chef Pano Karatassos’ Greek restaurant Kyma is so kid-friendly. The father of three (and son of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group founder and legendary restaurateur, I. Pano Karatassos), understands the importance of the family meal. So although Kyma might be a four star restaurant, the celebrated chef ensures they still offer a kid’s menu with items in the parent-pleasing $7 range.

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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