UPDATE: According to a media release sent out on behalf of the Walton family, there will be a celebration of Brent’s life at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. And because people are probably wondering: QN4U will remain open with Brent’s wife Kim in charge.
ORIGINAL POST, 4/9: Brent Walton, the local barbecue champ and owner of the QN4U restaurants, passed away over the weekend. If you ever entered QN4U, you knew Walton was a decorated barbecue competitor — there were trophies everywhere. Walton had been featured on The Food Network and History Channel, plus had many other honors in the barbecue community that you can read about here.
There’s a Facebook page set up in Walton’s honor and a thread of remembrances from the California BBQ Association, of which Walton was a past president. Locally, QN4U had recently opened a second location in Fresno.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details about his memorial.