Move over, Tabasco. If summers in Chicago aren't hot enough for you, we have just the thing to turn up the temperature. We tested, dissected and rated house-made hot sauces so you know which chef-level flavors to bust out at your own backyard barbecue.
The best local hot sauces
by Little Goat Diner, $9
Chef Stephanie Izard's new line of sauces includes this sweet and spicy number made with Korean chilies. We want to dump the bottle on a pile of wings.
Hot or not? Not, but we're still crushing.
Get it at: Mariano's various locations and thislittlegoat.com
by Antique Taco, $8
Apple-cider vinegar and carrots combine to produce this bright orange hot sauce. You'll smell the funky spice when you open the jar; it's a good indication that this is going to be a deliciously painful experience.
Hot or not? Damn hot
Get it at: Antique Taco's various locations