Amanda Freitag Out at the Harrison; Jimmy Bradley Back In

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Amanda Freitag is no longer employed by the Harrison, and owner Jimmy Bradley will replace her in the kitchen, reports Diner’s Journal (who should not think it has gone unnoticed that said reporting occurred at 4 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day weekend). The split was apparently in the works for some time, Bradley tells the Times, with the changeover tied to his renegotiation of the Harrison’s lease. Bradley is excited about his return to the kitchen: “I hired chefs because I had four joints and needed them,” he told Diner’s Journal. “Then we brought it down to two joints. Now that we have an opening I am excited to do what I started out doing.” No word yet on where Freitag will land. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]