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    Chefs are cycling to end childhood hunger — and you can help

    Ever wonder how people who spend the majority of their time in the kitchen stay in shape? Find out over drinks with Boston chefs this week and do some good in the process.

    On April 19, join chef Tony Maws and others at a pop-up bar event from 8-10 p.m. at the Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville. The event is a fund-raiser, as Maws and other Boston chefs — including Andy Husbands (The Smoke Shop BBQ), Matt Jennings (Townsman), Brendan Joy (Steel & Rye and Prairie Fire), and Michael Serpa (Select Oyster Bar) — will be riding in a 300-mile race, Chefs Cycle in May in Santa Rosa, Calif., to raise money for No Kid Hungry.

    Last year, Chefs Cycle raised more than $2 million for No Kid Hungry, which aims to end childhood hunger in America. Maws has worked closely with the organization, and he was honored as a hero at the 2017 Boston No Kid Hungry Dinner.


    “This will be my first year riding, and I couldn’t be more excited,” Maws said in a letter to his friends, family, and restaurant followers. “I’ve been training straight through our wacky New England winter. In the early, pitch black, freezing winter mornings, while Charlie and Karolyn were still warmly snuggled into their beds, I’ve been riding through Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, and Sudbury readying myself to conquer the hills of Santa Rosa.”

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    For $30, attendees will get culinary creations from the chefs, two beers from Notch Brewery & Tap Room, and the chance to chat with Boston’s fittest chefs.

    According to Maws’s No Kid Hungry fund-raising page, every $1 donated can help connect a child with up to 10 meals. Tickets to the pop-up event can be found at

    Sophie Cannon can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @the_grandCannon