Restaurant to accept postcards for chance at a reservation

FREEDOM, Maine (AP) — A nationally acclaimed restaurant in small-town Maine is asking diners to send postcards to reserve a table.

The Portland Press Herald reports The Lost Kitchen in Freedom is taking postcards for its 2018 reservation requests. The change comes after owner Erin French received 10,000 phone calls from eager diners last year. Word of mouth, magazine mentions and a Tastemade video that got 2 million views put the 40-seat restaurant in Freedom on the map.

French says she wanted to make the reservation process less stressful. French says her restaurant reflects an "old fashioned" Maine style.

The restaurant is accepting reservations for its May to October seating between April 1 and April 10. French and her staff will hold a drawing until all seats are claimed.

Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com