and Decanter, as it is known today, began in November of 1972 under
the new ownership of Dort and Earl Mettler. Duck and Decanter, a
specialty food, beverage and retail pioneer, has become a monument
in the lives of many valley residents. Providing fresh sandwiches,
salads and soups in a unique environment surrounded by specialty
foods, cheeses, wine, beer coffee, gift baskets, tea, and giftware.
and Decanter, affectionately known as "the Duck", was the first to
provide central Phoenix with unique epicurean services such as wine
tastings, a wine bar, and an espresso bar. Over the years, the Duck
has earned over fifty prestigious awards from local and national
periodicals and associations such as Mobil Travel Guide and Zagats.
Duck has remained jubilant for over three decades in a unique market
because of its strong customer base. Customers who realize it is not
only the quality of the goods they purchase, but it is the
experience as well.