On January 28, 2010, United States Senator John McCain of Arizona traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to attend the graduation of his son, Ensign John S. McCain IV, and watch him receive the Navy's "Wings of Gold."
The winging ceremony is a rite of passage for Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps aviators. During the ceremony, graduates' families join them on stage and pin gold wings on the graduates' uniforms. Senator McCain spoke at the graduation ceremony that day.
Later, the McCain family joined together at The Pensacola Fish House restaurant for the squadron's winging party. The Fish House is often the location of winging parties. Senator McCain took time to visit, shake hands and pose for pictures with diners of the Fish House.
Senator McCain is seen here with Fish House General Manager Jean Pierre NDione. "He was a very nice man. He took time to talk to and listen to the many guests here at the Fish House that came up to him to meet him," said NDione.
The Fish House restaurant is Pensacola's premier waterfront dining location. The Fish House offers upscale dockside dining overlooking beautiful Pensacola Bay and Seville Harbor. Just steps away from Historic Seville Square, our award-winning restaurant features an inventive menu of fresh, daily seafood selections, house-smoked steaks, sushi, a wine list with over 300 hand-picked wines, and our world-famous Grits à Ya Ya: A delectable Southern specialty made with smoked Gouda cheese grits smothered with a sauce of fresh cream; sautéed Gulf shrimp, spinach, portobello mushrooms, applewood-smoked bacon, garlic, and shallots. Full bar. Late-night menu. Brunch on Sundays.