Best Chef: John Zucker is one of the Charleston restaurant community’s good eggs. Find him at Cru Cafe, Purlieu, and Cru Catering. | Best Downtown Bar & Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop: Deck the halls at The Royal American, which has built a local following as a welcoming watering hole with good food, cold drinks, and a music lineup that spans all genres. | Best Johns Island Happy Hour: Head to Low Tide Brewing any damn day to find something worth celebrating, whether it’s local food trucks, trivia, or just a new brew. | Best Fries: Tattooed Moose continues their reign, dear, as having Charleston’s Best Fries, now at three locations downtown, on Johns Island, and in West Ashley.