Have you heard of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine? This restaurant is a hidden gem that's quickly become a must-visit destination for foodies in the know. However, don't expect to make a reservation online or even by phone. This establishment only takes reservations via postcard.

That's right, to secure a table at The Lost Kitchen, you'll need to put pen to paper, walk to one of those big blue collection boxes, and toss that bad boy in. From April 1st to May 15th, the restaurant staff pulls postcards at random to fill all the tables for the season. If your card is selected, they'll give you a call and work with you to find a date that works for your group. However, if you don't get selected in the first round of postcard pulls, don't lose hope. Your card will be eligible for the cancellation list throughout the season, and they'll draw again to fill any vacancies.

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But why postcards?

The Lost Kitchen folks wanted to slow things down and keep the restaurant intimate, and they found that going "old school" was the best way to do that. They appreciate the personal touch of a postcard, and they save every single one that they receive, even if it's not selected in the initial drawing.

If you're lucky enough to score a reservation at The Lost Kitchen, expect an unforgettable dining experience by the mill pond. The restaurant promises to share the best they have to offer in a delicious and memorable meal. And for the lucky ones who get their postcard selected, they promise to make every step of the way exciting and personal, from the moment they call you to the moment you walk across the bridge and into their dining room.

So, are you ready to try your luck at The Lost Kitchen? All you need is a postcard, a postage stamp, and a little bit of luck. Who knows? You might just end up with a meal you'll never forget.

More information on The Lost Kitchen and its unique reservation method can be found on its website.

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