Paper Magazine: A Night Out With The Maddens
Benji and Joel Madden roll with the punches and, in this case, those punches involve not getting the sushi they’ve been planning on eating all day long. Outside the hip sushi eatery Sugarfish on La Brea Avenue, the Madden brothers learn that their dining companion/reporter doesn’t eat fish. “No way, we’re eating somewhere else,” Benji says with conviction. “We’re not going to eat somewhere you can’t eat. No chance.”
That’s when the identical twins face one another, strike their signature cross-armed pose and brainstorm restaurant ideas. Eventually, they decide on a nearby favorite named Mercado. Their insistence feels much like older brothers making sure their kid sister gets enough to eat.