It's all in the family at Milam's Market, a true Miami-born small chain owned and operated by a family of 305 natives. The first Milam's was founded in 1984 on Bird Road by Allen Milam and his father Thomas. At the time, it was part of the Piggly Wiggly franchise, but later it was rebranded with the owners' name. Today Milam's stands as a third-generation family business employing dozens of relatives and has grown from that first store on Bird Road to five locations, including Miami Springs, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, and Sunny Isles Beach. So what makes Milam's better than your average Publix or Winn-Dixie? In addition to carrying all the typical grocery staples at reasonable prices, Milam's made it a point to specialize in areas that matter most to many of its customers: a great wine selection, grouped by varietal and country of origin; top-quality, humanely raised meats; ethically sourced seafood; and a tantalizing array of prepared foods. Throw in some classical music playing in the background and old-fashioned, mom-and-pop customer service, and you have a grocery-shopping experience worth forgetting those big chains.