***This is for a drive from Maryland but we'd love if you guys did your own drive down and met us in Philly! If I find out about any other caravans from the Tri-State area I'll post them here.
Last year was the first "annual" Euro Cheesesteak Run and we had around 100 cars even though it was one of the hottest days of the summer. That's why for this year we planned it for May 7, 2011 so it will be a tad cooler. We're keeping it "Euro" related just to keep it from getting too large. If you have friends that have nice cars, we're certainly not excluding anyone, just try not to spam it around on every car forum on the internet. If you post this on any other forums, please post the link here so I can update the list.
2011 Euro Philly Cheesesteak Run
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Rain Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
10:00am – Meet in Rockville at Mid-Pike Plaza, Toys R Us parking lot
11802 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Leaving around 11:00am. It takes approximately three hours to get to Philly from here.
12:15 pm - Arrive at Maryland House rest stop to regroup and use the restrooms.
2:00pm – arrive at Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks
39 East Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Costs - $11 in tolls from Rockville, $6 in tolls back. A Cheesesteak is around $7 plus drinks. They also have other sandwiches, fries, mozzerella sticks, etc.
If you live in the PA, NJ, DE, NY etc area and don't want to join the cruise (or want to set up your own), just meet at Tony Luke's around 2:00pm.
Parking - the best place to park is next to the Tony Lukes restaurant, under I-95. There are at least a few hundred parking spaces so parking will not be an issue. There is also a small parking lot across the street for about 20 cars.
Eating - Across the street from the restaurant is the "steak shop" and that's where I recommend you get your food. There will be quite a line but it will be worth the wait. The restaurant has limited seating and will fill up quick with all the people that are coming.