Originally designed specifically for the Smith & Wollensky chain of Steakhouses who were looking for a version of Classic with better durability. Now it’s also used at all Shula’s locations, Oceanaire Restaurants, The Palm Restaurants and is our best selling collection of high performance stems. This is a great hybrid of quality and strength. The bowl is blown onto a pressed stem and foot, and then the connection is melted to appear as one piece. There are two advantages to “melted stems”. One advantage is strength and the other is cost. This way we can provide brilliant, high performance, 100% lead free crystal glass at a great value to restaurants.