Flavored oils don't often meet our standards, but five new Salute Santé grapeseed oils are unusually fine--especially the basil oil. For once, it actually tastes like the herb ($9.50 for 8 ounces; 888-388-7117).
Jacques Pépin has designed a line of kitchen tools. Made by Lunt, all pieces have ergonomic soft-grip handles ($7 to $15; 800-544-1781).
Dialing for Dinners
New Yorkers can call DINE-123 and get the lowdown on more than 2,100 restaurants--and even be connected to reservations lines. The service expands to L.A. by year's end. Note: snagging a good table on Friday night is still your problem.