Crowdsourced restaurant taps local community

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We've covered enough crowdsourced innovations now that it's pretty clear the trend has taken hold. One thing we hadn't seen until just recently, however, is a crowdsourced restaurant. Enter Elements, an eatery being planned to open next year in Washington. Crafted by a "beta community" of some 400 participants, Elements will serve raw and organic locally grown vegetarian food in an environmentally sustainable way. The Elements project was launched back in February 2007 by Linda Welch, a Washington businesswoman who partnered with local entrepreneur and crowdsourcing proponent Neil Takemoto. Beginning with just 14 members, the beta community involved in creating…

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