Northern Spy Hosts Big Beef Dinner; Caviar’s Central Park Picnic

• A new Mexican restaurant, Horchata, will open its doors tomorrow at 470 Sixth Avenue. Menu items include seared tuna tacos and banana-leaf-grilled mahi mahi. [Grub Street]

Northern Spy will host its fourth annual Big Beef Dinner tomorrow night. The five-course meal costs $75 per person; a few seats are still available. [Grub Street]

• On May 21, Má Pêche will bring Jeff Bell from PDT and Momofuku’s John Debary to guest-bartend for its Besties series. $1 from each cocktail goes to benefit City Harvest. [Grub Street]

• Caviar is throwing a picnic in Central Park on June 1. Participating vendors include Cafe Habana, No. 7 Sub, and Momofuku Milk Bar. Early bird tickets are $20. [Grub Street]

Distilled now serves all-day Sunday brunch with specials like French toast waffles and smoked salmon scramble. Brunch runs until 7 p.m. [Grub Street]

• On May 17, Black Label Wine Merchants will host New York Times writer Robert Simonson for the launch of his new book, The Old Fashioned. Tickets (call 212-229-9463) are $40, and include a copy of the book and drinks. [Grub Street]