From Our Editors
Kristopher J. Evans had a dream—a messy, saucy, deep-fried dream. Known to his friends and family for his "Orange Honey for Money" sauce, he's spent a long time developing original sauces, a testament to his passion for wings. Starting in 2016, Evans founded the Bakersfield Wing Festival to bring together other wingnuts for an afternoon of spicy samples to benefit charity. Sponsored by such local establishments as The Hens Roost, J's Place Waffle House, and Bleu Fox Culinary Co.—and national chains such as Wing Stop and Buffalo Wild Wings—the festival pits the best efforts of wing vendors against each other in a contest for Hottest Wing, Most Creative Flavor, and People's Choice Award.