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On the town: Date night
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About this article

This article was originally published in the March/April 2016 issue of M: North Atlanta magazine, a publication of the Forsyth County News. To read the entire magazine, click here.

Spring is just around the corner. It’s a great time to get out of the house and get a bite to eat.

Here are some suggestions for your next date night out.

Marie’s Italian Deli
Cumming 400 Shopping Center
Address: 580 Atlanta Road, Cumming
Phone: (770) 886-0084

Who knew there was an authentic Italian deli right here in Cumming?

Apparently many of you did since it was voted the No. 1 Deli in the 2016 Best of Forsyth contest.

If you haven’t gone yet, be sure to stop in for one of their hot or cold sub sandwiches, a crisp salad, a bowl of soup, or pizza, calzones and stromboli.

Everything is fresh and delicious and best of all, homemade.

Branch & Barrel
Avalon, 4100 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta
Phone: (678) 436-5655

Branch & Barrel is a unique Craft Bar and Kitchen led by Chef Todd Hogan of Vickery Village’s Branchwater restaurant.

Chef Hogan is committed to sourcing local ingredients as much as possible, as well as putting out made from scratch offerings.

Bread is baked daily and they even make their own ketchup, which is delicious.

The food is rivaled only by the signature cocktails and wine list. This is a great spot to enjoy a casual dinner before or after seeing a movie. 

Adele’s on Canton
1169 Canton Street, Roswell
Phone: (770) 594-0655

Born and raised in New Orleans, executive chef and owner Chef Marc and his wife Ruth (her middle name is Adele), promise and deliver authentic Cajun food as well as other offerings such as hamburgers, — The traditional dishes from Cajun country — think po-boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and shrimp Creole are spectacular.

Feeling adventurous? Try the fried alligator tail. If the lobster bisque is on the menu, definitely try that.

Besides lunch and dinner, Adele’s also serves up a mean breakfast and brunch on the weekends. Head on over to Canton Street and give Adele’s a try.

There is also live music on Friday and Saturday nights.