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Ask OttawaStart: Fevertree Ginger Beer, Scallops, Cafe Wim, Bikes

Earlier today on Twitter we asked readers for their questions about Ottawa, and then tried to find some answers.

 1. 
**
 Where can I get Fever-tree ginger beer in Ottawa?
**
(from @traveleater)


[
 Fever-tree
](http://www.fever-tree.com/)
is a UK drink company, and Farmboy used to carry its products.   You can get it at
[
 Play food & wine
](http://www.playfood.ca/)
, but it's tough to find in stores. @moefraser suggests the
[
 Scottish & Irish Store
](http://scottishandirishstore.com/)
in Bells Corners. Barring that, maybe a special order from the
[
 Canadian distributor
](http://bottle-green.com/faq.html)
?



 2. 
**
 Where's the best restaurant to get scallops in Ottawa?
**
(from @MaulerMauler)


Lots of responses to this one, including
[
 Whalesbone
](http://www.thewhalesbone.com/)
(Kent Street),
[
 Pelican Fishery & Grill
](http://www.pelicanfisheryandgrill.com/)
(Bank Street), the
[
 Merivale Fish Market
](http://www.merivalefish.com/)
(Merivale Road).  @cestboncooking recommended the Digby Scallops at
[
 Play food & wine
](http://www.playfood.ca/)
, which are only available seasonally.  For cooking at home, readers suggested
[
 Farm Boy
](http://www.farmboy.ca/)
and the
[
 Fish Market
](http://www.merivalefish.com/)





 3. 
**
 Is there a place in Ottawa w a similar atmosphere to the old Cafe WIM?
**
(from @NikMaack)


No clear answer for this one, but it did generate some discussion.  @chrischasecars suggests
[
 Memories Restaurant
](http://ottawafoodies.com/vendor/591)
in the Byward Market, but says Memories "doesn't have WIM's beatnik atmosphere".  And what, exactly, was that atmosphere like?  @spacingottawa describes it as one of a kind: "Where you can smoke, play cribbage, and eat herring and onions on toast".
[
 Cafe WIM has a web site, by the way.
](http://cafe-wim.ca/)





 4. 
**
 Where's the best place to buy kids bikes?
**
(from @missfish)


Lots of answers here, including Kunstadt, Bushtukah, Joe Mamma's and Sports Experts.  All those stores and more are listed on our
[
 Bike Guide
](http://ottawastart.com/bike.php)
Or the second hand route, including checking out the
[
 annual Kanata Scout bike exchange fundraiser
](http://ottawastart.com/story/13075.php)
, on April 30.  @missfish has a
[
 great discussion going on over on her blog
](http://www.quietfish.com/notebook/?p=11450)
as well.

Do you have a better answer?  Please add it to the comments below.

Stay tuned, we’ll do another edition of Ask OttawaStart soon.  You can participate by following us on Twitter .