[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/04/art.cnn.grill1.cnn.jpg caption="The CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul."]ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - McCain staffers took a break from the Republican National Convention to chow down at The CNN Grill Wednesday night.
The dinner served as a sign that the McCain camp is letting bygones be bygone after a tough interview by CNN's Campbell Brown earlier this week that lead to the cancellation of Republican nominee John McCain's scheduled appearance on Larry King Live.
When asked about his experience on CNN, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said the network was "topnotch."
"I'm enormous fan of Campbell. I have a great time when I'm on with you guys," Bounds said. "Campbell is a consummate professional and I thought it was a great interview. It kind of went a little long, but we had a good time."
Bounds, McCain campaign press secretary Jill Hazelbaker, and Senior Advisor Mark Salter were among those that held court at The CNN Grill both before and after vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's address to the Republican National Convention.