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$1 dining: Muhammarajun at Sipan Bakery

$1 dining: Muhammarajun at Sipan Bakery
The muhammarajun at Sipan Bakery costs just a dollar. But it’s so good that you might want two.
(Betty Hallock / Los Angeles Times)

One dollar.

Can it buy you lunch?

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It seems unlikely, especially now that it costs as much as $7 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Unlikely -- yes. Impossible -- maybe not.

Sipan Bakery in Glendale makes a respectable lahmajun, a.k.a. Armenian “pizza,” smeared with ground beef, tomatoes, parsley and garlic. But it’s Saipan’s concoction called muhammarajun, the same dough topped with pomegranate-walnut dip muhammara before it goes into the oven, that’s the unique standout.

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The baker behind the counter will ask if you’d like it extra crisp (yes) and it comes fresh out of the oven, hot and crispy-crusted. The muhammara is spicy, sweet and tart, the whole thing sprinkled with sesame seeds. The only problem is it’s so good, you might want to get two. That’s $2.

1250 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Suite C, Glendale, (818) 240-0699, www.sipanbakery.com.

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