Article from USA Today - October 14, 2005
Here's looking at you, 'Housewives'

ARLINGTON, Va. — Sixty people are gathered in the third-floor dining room at La Tasca, a tapas bar on a trendy strip of Wilson Boulevard here in suburban Washington, D.C.

And while the $1 sangrias and half-price Catalan custard cream are lures, what they've really come for is the latest gossip on another hip street. Wisteria Lane.

ABC's hit Desperate Housewives has given birth to a cult following, and these fans, glued to two big-screen TVs here on a recent Sunday night, weren't disappointed.

When control-queen Bree slaps her mother-in-law, Phyllis — in the middle of a restaurant, no less — hoots and hollers and cheers fill the room.

Another round of sangrias, señor!
Chicago's white-tablecloth Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club on Halsted Street goes one better, offering up female impersonators on Sunday nights — think Joan Crawford as a desperate housewife — to entertain during commercial breaks. Similar evenings are being held in the club's sister property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.