We never look forward to triple-digit days, but this time of year does have its culinary payoff: the 19th annual Kingfisher Summer Road Trip, a culinary vacation that takes us around the country.

Or at least our tastebuds get to take the trip beginning this weekend when the menu turns its attention to Southern fare. By summer’s end in early September, Kingfisher, 2564 E. Grant Road, will have trekked across the Great Plains and along the East Coast. Get your Road Trip punchcard that’s good for a free roadtrip entree after you’ve bought five.

For the complete itinerary and more restaurant news, see Thursday's Caliente.