In addition to boasting a higher nutrient content, locally sourced food lacks the staticky ozone aftertaste so common with produce that's been teleported over long distances. Savor the flavors of Mother Earth with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of locally sourced, seasonally inspired cuisine and drinks at Queen Anne's emmer&rye, one of Seattle Metropolitan's Best Restaurants 2010. Chef Seth Caswell constructed emmer&rye's menu on a foundation of carefully composed small and large plates derived from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant's 100-year-old Victorian house on Queen Anne Hill lends a rustic, inviting ambience to each nutritionally dense dish as you converse with close companions and plot your next daring toy-store heist.
- Caswell, a passionate advocate for local, seasonal foods and small producers, translates that mission to a menu of accessible crowd pleasers – Allison Austin Scheff, Seattle
- Emmer, a type of wheat more commonly called by its Italian name, farro, turns up in many guises on a menu that's versatile, approachable and affordable. – Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times