Ladybird's Austin Kitchen - Food Truck

Austin Inspired cuisine from rising Chef Demmerick Johnson! We feature amazing pizza, thick sandwiches, hot vegetable dishes, and late hours! Thanks!

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Ladybird's Austin Kitchen - Food Truck

Ladybird's Austin Kitchen - Food Truck

LADYBIRD'S A.K. is back at it again....this time at the Republic Of Texas Motorcycle Rally happening at the Travis County Expo Center! The rumor is that we replaced Torchy's and Trudy's for the spot! Here again is another amazing testimonial about Ladybird's Bbq! #ROTRALLY2018 #DEMMERICKJOHNSON #LADYBIRDSAUSTINKITCHEN

Hello everyone. We finally finished the trailer re-design this past Friday. During our last inspection this Tuesday EVERYTHING PASSED...except our fridge. On Tuesday it took a vacation (it was empty..and probably went to Tulum), and never returned. DANG! We have our last inspection this week, AND WE HAVE A BRAND NEW EVEREST FRIDGE, Thanks to Andy and the gang at #RestaurantDepot.The many, many challenges of my small minority owned startup in one of the most challenging of businesses, has been made been lighter by such helpful souls.

COMING UP: Over the next few weeks, we will send out Indiegogo awards, painstakingly find a new home for our trailer (the 1606 location did not work for us for many reasons) Please...please do not be disappointed. We understand that many of you (50k) are anticipating trying our bbq! You said so when you liked and shared our Ruby's Project! Soon we will load our online catering menu, connect with all online delivery services, and Cook some great Bbq! #PatMares would want us to do so! A special thanks goes out to #SmokeyDenmark, #JustineGilcrease, the #TexasMasonryCouncil, #ButlerBrickCompany, and all of you that are willing to try us one time. Stay Tuned!

This was a picture before we finished the all black look...Please be on the lookout for some new & sexy branding! A Gigantic Thanks of course to the talented Masterminds of! I wish I could live inside those brains for just a few moments!


My new O.G. If you don't who, you may be out the game! Hahhahahahaha! Hahahaha!

I absolutely love this quote from true(x)! It reminds me that I also have to stay grounded, and make sure that my ideas connect deeply with others! #true(x) #DEMMERICKJOHNSON


Today’s the day 🎉🎉🎉 We’ve had some reports of ride shares having trouble locating us. Until we can sort it out, type in our address 2115 S Lamar. We’ll see ya soon! #loroaustin #letsgo

Ruby’s BBQ: Where Austin Music & Barbecue Legends Intersect Campus-area mainstay celebrates its silver anniversary

Hey guys check out the new CHOPPED AND SKEWED Trailer over at Stay Gold! Food pics to come soon! Yay! #StayGold #DemmerickJohnson #ChoppedandSkewed

Posting a few pics from Stay Gold Bar in Austin! This popular hangout has lots to offer...even on Sunday nights! Here is Brass Sabbath on its Sunday residency! New Orleans watch out! #JustinRutley #DemmerickJohnson #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #AustinIsMyDreamJob #StayGold #RightNow #BrassSabbath

Now...these 2 pics seem like a better view of our little mountain of history. Thank you so much for your help and contributions everyone. If you haven't, please take a moment to click on our crowdfund link for transport and storage of this precious relic of food history!

An update for you....


SAVING THE PIT: Ruby's BBQ closed down, but a local chef is packing up its pit brick-by-brick to reuse at a new location. Chris Davis shows you how this piece of history is being preserved



SAVING THE PIT: Ruby's BBQ closed down, but a local chef is packing up its pit brick-by-brick to reuse at a new location. Chris Davis shows you how this piece of history is being preserved


[03/26/18]   Gang I'm here chopping bricks....I could use your help on the Indiegogo crowd fund. We need help packaging and moving bricks...visit Indiegogo and look up "SAVE THE PIT". Donate what you can. We are changing the perks tomorrow to make them more accessible to everyone! Love you! #LongLiveLadybirds #RubysBbq #PatMares #OldAustinLives #AustinIsMyDreamJob

Save Ruby's BBQ Original Heirloom BBQ Pit: HELP! Please Help us Preserve and Reconstruct this Heirloom of Austin BBQ History! | Check out 'Save Ruby's BBQ Original Heirloom BBQ Pit: HELP!' on Indiegogo.

[03/11/18]   I remember Ruby's Bbq when......

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...a slowly reducing corn milk can be used for a great number of things....The entire kitchen smells of corn! #LongLivesLadybirds #LadybirdsPizza #DemmerickJohnson

When Kitchen OCD comes in handy...Garage DONE!

Day 18 of the Sourdough Starter. Robust bubbles! Trying to feed the starter 3 times a day for 5 days, then reduce the schedule...and hopefully that will be the deal for the next 100 years...or until someone else takes over the task!

Day #15 of Sourdough starter! Temperature hovering between 72 and 73 degrees. The aroma was pleasant with fruity notes...this was quite on to the starter's 3 times per day for the next 5 days feeding schedule in an attempt to strengthen it! Starter you must be loved! #DemmerickJohnson #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #RightNow #SourdoughBread #AustinIsMyDreamJob #NeverStopLearning #SchoolofHardKnox

Lady's and Gentlemen, may I again introduce you to the Wonderful Jacob Villarreal of Sysco Corporation (Austin)! During our first test of the Ladybird's new mobile kitchen, Jacob stepped in and provided pivotal info and know how, fried a few wings, & made a couple of burgers...More importantly #JacobVillarreal helped us begin a new chapter! Thank you again for everything Sir! #MySyscoRepRocks #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #LongLiveLadybirds #JacobVillarreal #DemmerickJohnsdon #AUSTINISMYDREAMJOB #TOBA2 ##GreaterAustinBlackChamberofCommerce #GreaterAustinChamberofCommerce

"Guess Who's BACK?" Ladybird's "Original" Black Spice!Everybody talking about red chicken this or that...WE GOT THAT BLACK SPICE OVER HERE! (...and just in time for February!) It's taken me a week to make this batch! Coming to stores all over the universe...and that's an Austin sized place! #IStillGotIt #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #AustinIsMyDreamJob #RightNow #Bbq #TasteOfBlackAustin #GreaterAustinBlackChamberOfCommerce #BlackSpice #EatAtLadybirds (Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved) #LadybirdsPizzaKitchen

Day 4 of Starter Culture: Lets feed the Beast! I fed the starter more h20 and flour. It's temp. was 69.75 I assume things are just about right...My kitchen could be a little warmer...

Day Two Of Starter Culture: "...Bubbles in the mixture...taking on the appearance of a milk shake...almost full of frothing bubbles..."

After many years of fear, procrastination, and dedication to my unwillingness to simply....NOT....COMMIT( a lifelong pledge...), I stood up yesterday, and said "YES" to keeping this nascent sourdough culture alive until the next sheperd appears! #LongLivesLadybirds #DemmerickJohnson #AustinIsMyDreamJob #Livinginsideasmile #RightNow #SourdoughNaked #EddieTheApprentice

Pictures from the backyard garden...

Great UNIVERSE I accept this challenge as mine! It was given to me, because I AM THE ONE THAT CAN ACCOMPLISH IT...with EXCELLENCE! Here are the before and after photos of our stove project! My name is Chef Demmerick T. Johnson, and I AM MadeChef (All Rights Copyrighted 2018)! #DemmerickJohnson #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #PayingDuesInsteadOfSchool #RightNow #AustinIsMyDreamJob #Austin #SXSW2018 #FoodTruck

Getting ready for NYE 2017 by DEEP CLEANING a stoves Yay! This is Day 2 & hour 4 of deep cleaning this oven! I hoping to save this piece of equipment! #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #HustleLife #AustinIsMyDreamJob #SterlingEvents #NYE2017 #DemmerickJohnson

Some amazing things are happening over here at Ladybird's Austin Kitchen....We thank you for the attention and support! Please be on the lookout for our GoFundMe campaign! We hope to hope to continue our mission to Inspire Others With Food! Thank you for your continued support of #DemmerickJohnson #Austin #RightNow #Pizza #UniqueEats #AustinIsMyDreamJob

For some reason I'm feeling a little deja vous! Lol! Thanks to all the players in this little story line (Laura Bayer, Steve Wertheimer, C., & S.M.)! We only have a small picture (2 of them) of what the future holds for #LadybirdsAustinKitchen & #DemmerickJohnson , and we expect some really BIG & AMAZING things! Please let us know about any opportunities or locations (Especially Nightclubs with 5k to 10k in daily sales!) that would benefit by having us join their team! Long live Ladybird's! Please share! Be on the lookout for our GoFundMe campaign coming up this week! Help us inspire our community and world! #RightNow #Austin #foodtruck #festival #AustinChronicle Demmerick Johnson

I CAN'T wait to dive out into this one! Thanks Donella David #CaseyWilcox

Thank you Shalini and Chris for allowing Ladybird's the opportinity of sharing a little food with you and friends in your home! Amazing eyes you have there Austin Monthly! #ShaliniRamanathan #ChrisTomlinson #AustinMonthly #DemmerickJohnson #Catering #RightNow #HotPantsTakeover #LivingInsideASmile #artist #house #design @austin_monthly

With Celebration, Joy, and Awe, I Announce that Ladybird's Austin Kitchen is moving on from the Historic The Skylark Lounge! We DID it! We completed our mission! We wanted to INSPIRE OTHERS, HELP THE SKYLARK BACK TO PROMINENCE, LEARN THROUGH MISTAKES (...I CREATED MANY of your favorites this way...BIRD'S BLACK SPICE, and many more! ), and SHOW HOW RESTAURANTS COULD DO MORE WITH LESS (" We Broke even the first month, doubled sales the second month, survived every restaurant problem during the next 4 months, became No.1 in the underground food scene with no front of house servers, manager, or advertising budget. Wow!") I don't know how we did it! Yes, I do! Passion, love of craft, persistence, our amazing team of mentors and partners! I thank the wonderful family of friends and patrons at the Skylark... you taught me alot! I thank the many food bloggers ( SO MANY OF YOU! ) who helped not only or cause, but helped us to promote! AUSTIN, BABY WE DID IT! Ladybirds Austin Kitchen is now onto is next chapter!

So what's next? I'm not supposed to say, but what's #NExtForLadybirdsAustinKitchen? First, please try not no call early mornings as I am finishing our first book, and you're gonna love the title (You already know the picture on the cover !) Second, I have been secretly applying for access to a number of product incubators. Mentorship is everything. Sales of our Austin-made products will be available before years end. (PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR OUR CROWD FUND EFFORT TO PACKAGE BLACK SPICE! I'M SO EXCITED! ) Third, Lots of catering! OMG! We will be frying Turkey's for Thanksgiving! So email me now at to rsvp. Fourth...."Location...Location...Location!" I really, really cannot tell you everything! Hahaha! I do know that YOU are really the force behind our drive! It was your love... your anger... your smiles... your return patronage... your demand for better and more that made us WIN! WE LISTENED! We love you Austin! We at #LadybirdsAustinKitchen raise our glasses to you, and open or hearts to you forever! See ya at the Top! #LadybirdsAustinKitchen #AustinIsMyDreamJob #DemmerickJohnson #TeamCantFail #BirdsBlackSpice #RightNow #Pizza #Wings #EndTheBacklogOfRapeKits #LivingInsideASmile

[10/15/17]   Gang we're Ubering late night!

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