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Chef Erin French, who is self-taught, opened the Lost Kitchen in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. This year, when the restaurant began taking reservations on April 1, it sold out all seatings for the entire year within hours. Courtesy of Nicole Franzen hide caption

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

Eric Elder, an Army reservist who came to Puerto Rico in early October to do power line work, says the work is challenging. "Every pole is different, every pole has to be looked at and dressed differently." Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' final album, Soul of a Woman, is available now. Jacob Blickenstaff /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' 'Soul Of A Woman' Is A Testament To Fortitude

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Chef Erin French, who is self-taught, opened the Lost Kitchen in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. This year, when the restaurant began taking reservations on April 1, it sold out all seatings for the entire year within hours. Courtesy of Nicole Franzen hide caption

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

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