Forget Dancing with the Stars, This is Dining with the Stars

Eat with Ed Rendell, Ruben Amaro or Marc Summers to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House

To observe Bristol Palin and The Situation tango, please watch Dancing with the Stars. To have dinner with a Philly celebrity like Ed Rendell at a local restaurant while raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, please tune into Dining with the Stars. The charity online auction gives supporters the opportunity to bid on a meal for themselves and up to nine friends – provided by one of the local restaurants and caterers – with a Philly star of their choice. The list of celebrity dinner partners is (for Philly) impressive. Who wouldn’t want to have lunch with Mayor Nutter at Davio’s? What will you and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro talk about over a cozy dinner in at G Lounge? You can even bid on a double dinner date with Philly mag’s editor-in-chief Tom McGrath and mayoral candidate columnist Sam Katz at Le Castagne.

Click through for the full list of potential dinner partners and information on how to bid.

Bidding starts Friday, October 15, 2010 at 12:01am and closes Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:59pm at The winning bidder will have between November 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 to schedule his/her meal at a mutually agreeable time with the selected celebrity. Here’s a list of the participating stars and restaurants.

Angelo Cataldi  & The Morning Team – In-Studio Breakfast by West Ave Grill
Anthony Gargano & Glen Macnow – In-Studio Lunch by Sweet Lucy’s
CBS 3 Eyewitness News Team – In-Studio Dinner by Di Bruno Bros
Dan Gross – Dinner at Osteria
Dave “The Hammer” Schultz – Dinner at Union Trust Steakhouse
Dom Giordano – Dinner at Le Castagne
Ed Herr – Private Tour & Dinner at the Herr’s Snack Factory
Ed Stefanski & Doug Collins – Dinner at The Capital Grille
Governor Edward G. Rendell – Lunch For Four Provided by Max & Me Catering at the National Constitution Center
Fran Dunphy – Dinner at Table 31
Garry Maddox – Dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse
Ian Laperriere – Dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Jay Wright – Dinner at the Villanova Pavilion
Jimmy Murray & Dr. Audrey Evans – Dinner at Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar
John LeClair – Dinner at 333 Belrose
Katie Cavuto Boyle – Healthy Bites
Larry Kane – Dinner at Le Bec-Fin
Lynne Abraham – Dinner at XIX
Marc Summers – Dinner at Buddakan
Merrill Reese – Dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Radnor
Michael Smerconish – In-Studio Breakfast by Ferrante Meats
Mayor Michael Nutter – Lunch at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Mike Quick – Dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Marlton
Phil Martelli – Dinner at Delmonico’s Steakhouse
Ross Brittain & The Breakfast Club – Brunch at Sabrina’s Café
Ruben Amaro – Dinner in the Private Vault at G
Tom McGrath & Sam Katz – Dinner at Le Castagne
Winston Justice – Dinner at SoleFood

All proceeds from the auction benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at local hospitals

(Dining With The Stars is sponsored by Philadelphia magazine and CBS 3 Philadelphia.)