No luxurious Saturday brunch for us… we’re going to check out the fall colors at Skyline Drive today. For those of you on your comfy couches, here are some tidbits to keep you entertained:

When I say Korean food you say The Strokes. Or you should anyway. Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Strokes, opened a hotsy totsy Korean BBQ restaurant in LA called Shin. And for some random reason, half the cast of That 70s Show appeared at the premiere party.  Dear Danny Masterson: WHY are you hanging on to that porno ‘stache?

ATTN Foodie Cougars: Is this cutie pie the next Jamie Oliver?

If you have any interest in a day trip this weekend, check out the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon and Wine Festival. Bonus: monster truck rides and lawn mower races. YES.

If that doesn’t get your attention, how about an afternoon of
Punkin Chunkin in Delaware Oct. 31 – Nov 2? For you arugula-eating elitists, it’s a two-day event featuring chili cook offs and pumpkin catapults. No lawn mower races but the Charlie Daniels Band will be there and I’m willing to bet Sarah Palin will be there in spirit, doggone it. If anyone reading this is going, please God send us photos, this sounds kind of awesome.

ATTN dudes who cook: You are no longer dudes who cook. You are now gastrosexuals. This term has more potential to annoy than “staycation.”

More odds and ends after the jump.

Have you gone apple picking this season? Arugula Files has a nice applesauce recipe.

As reported on Don Rockwell, Dino is launching a new “Italian style” happy hour on October 26 from 5:30 – 7pm. The happy hour features 25% off wine and spirits and three varieties of (free!) appetizers for your snacking enjoyment.

Good news for lazy social networkers: You can now place a Pizza Hut delivery order on Facebook.

This Burgundy, France itinerary from Daily Candy Travel sounds all kind of amazing.

Meanwhile  (master cheese agers) are concerned about the effects of industrialization on their trade.

The price of grain and soybean has dipped 50% since their peak this summer. Don’t see a difference in the price tag? That’s because the industry is pocketing the profits for a rainy day. Sweet.

Get your freak on a little early this year with these Halloween recipes from DCist

It isn’t food related – unless you count spicy, spicy brains – but the zombie walks in downtown DC and Silver Spring sound freaking sweet.

Still not satisfied? The Post has a round up of even more foodie events.