Beats & Burn Vol. 40: Chef Doug Adams + Illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt

Beats & Burn Vol. 40: Chef Doug Adams + Illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt


In honor of FEAST Portland, the annual food and drink festival bringing together culinary stars from across the country, we asked Doug Adams, Top Chef finalist and Co-Founder, Partner, and Executive Chef at Portland's Bullard and Abigail Hall for the tunes that keep him going while he spends countless hours at the Texas-inspired eatery. We asked Portland's Kate Bingaman-Burt to lend a hand in creating a signature illustration to accompany Adams' playlist and love what she came up with. Read on for their inspiration in creating their work! 



"All of these songs are heavy on instrumentation and improvisation, which is the type of music I find myself drawn to over and over. I like heavy guitar riffs and heavy grooves mixed with unique songwriting. I love listening to music while driving and these songs are what I find myself drawn to after a long day or a when I'm in a good mood. They remind me of friends lost and friends I've still got and that always makes me feel something, which is what I look for in music... to feel something."

Doug Adams is the chef behind Portland's Bullard and Abigail Hall and co-owner of Holler Hospitality. He was a finalist on BRAVO's Top Chef: Boston. Follow along with Doug on his Instagram



"I love drawing maps that no one would ever use to find a location, but still very much elicit the feeling of place."

Kate Bingaman-Burt is a Portland-based illustrator and Graphic Design professor at Portland State University, as well as the owner of Outlet PDX, a studio space that hosts workshops and pop-up events. Follow along with Kate on her Instagram