A guide to what's awesome in Vancouver from TransWorld Senior Photographer and Vancouver local Scott Serfas, a.k.a. "Fancy Pants."

Vancouver as seen from Stanley park. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Vancouver as seen from Stanley park. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Tojo's—The best sushi ever. Head chef Hidekazu Tojo invented the Cali roll. tojos.com
1133 West Broadway, Vancouver. (604) 872-8050

Vij's—Indian-Pakistani fusion food—make
a reservation! vijs.ca
1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver. (604) 736-6664

Cactus Club Cafe—Good food served by hot chicks. There are five locations around Vancouver. cactusclubcafe.com

Lolita's—Mexican food with a twist. lolitasrestaurant.com
1326 Davie Street, Vancouver. (604) 696-9996

The Bourbon—A nightspot to hang with the scenesters. thebourbon.ca
50 West Cordova, Vancouver. (604) 684-4214

Reef—Spicy Caribbean food, good brunch, and lots of rum. thereefrestaurant.com
4172 Main Street, Vancouver. (604) 874-5375

Lamplighter Pub—A Gastown bar with live local music. thelamplighter.ca

210 Abbott Street, Vancouver. (604) 681-6666
Crave Restaurant—A Main Street breakfast spot; there's usually a line.
3941 Main Street, Vancouver. (604) 872-3663

El Furniture Warehouse—All the food is under five bucks—fun times on weekend and weekday nights. elfurniturewarehouse.com
989 Granville Street, Vancouver. (604) 688-1111

La Taqueria—An authentic Mexican taco shop.
322 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.
(604) 568-4406

Want more ideas? Hit up vancouverisawesome.com.