Huy Fong Sriracha
Needs no introduction, the cock of the walk rules Los Angeles, and basically everywhere else.
The company has been family-owned for 45 years, and a bottle has been owned by most people in California for at least a year.
Danny Cash Hot Sauce
Started 13 years ago out of a church basement, Danny Cash is now the most popular sauce brand in the state of Colorado and offers a slew of different products from the best-selling habanero garlic serrano to more niche flavors like mango pineapple.
Da Secret Sauce
Homemade chile pepper water has long been a traditional Hawaiian condiment, and Da Secret Sauce is making waves by bottling their version and getting into local restaurants and grocers.
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Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's National Food and Drink team. He has several bottles of Yellowbird in his fridge and thinks you should too. Follow him to habanero-flavored tweets at @Dannosphere.